It’s all quiet on the Midwestern front. With that said, a current commitment confirmed a date in South Bend to see both his Wolverines and the Fighting Irish on Sep. 1.
Washington (D.C.) safety Quinten Johnson told 247Sports that he will be visiting Notre Dame as a fan, rather than an official or unofficial visitor.
“I got some tickets,” he said. “I can’t wait to see an away game and see the crowd for an away game.”
The 3-star safety pledged to Michigan during the Opening Finals in July, and also visited for the Michigan BBQ later that month. He does not know when he plans to fly to Ann Arbor once again.
He’ll be rooting for his future squad to get their first win over the Irish on the road since Denard Robinson’s heroics in 2010.
While a handful of players kicked off the 2018 season last week, the majority of the recruiting class hit the gridiron for the first time this weekend.
Here is your Week One schedule for Michigan 2019 and 2020 commitments:
- After a 24-21 victory over Lovett (Ga.), 5-star Chris Hinton and Greater Atlanta Christian look for their second win this Friday against Atlanta Westminster. He already has two sacks on the year, and generally dominated last week.
Chris Hinton is a machine. Just single-handily forced a 3&out. Sack, deflection, hurry (forced inc). GAC trails Lovett, 14-10. #ghsa— Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) August 18, 2018
- 4-star Defensive tackle Mazi Smith’s East Kentwood (Mich.) Falcons open the year at home Saturday versus Mona Shores (Norton Shores, Mich.).
- Nolan Rumler’s Archbishop Hoban start their Ohio Division-II State Championship defense Saturday against state powerhouse St. Ignatius. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound 4-star guard’s presence looms large against a front that frequently features multiple FBS-level prospects.
- Oaks Christian (Westlake, Calif.) and 4-star back Zach Charbonnet seeks their third straight victory over Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.) this Friday. The Lions beat the Chargers 24-19 early in 2017, and then 42-13 in the CIF-SS Division-II playoffs. Charbonnet already opened eyes with a 17-carry, 185-yard performance against formerly high-ranked Chaminade (West Hills, Calif.).
MICHIGAN RB COMMIT IS RIDICULOUS. Zach Charbonnet put on 20 lbs of muscle in the off-season. He muscled through defenders last night. #Michigan #GoBlue— Football Recruit. (@FootballRecruit) August 17, 2018
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- Eric Gray — the other 4-star running back — and Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis, Tenn.) get a bye before potentially boosting their record to 2-0 next Friday against Harding Academy. In the meantime, look at his charitable goals here.
- Damonte Ranch (Nev.) quarterback Cade McNamara and his Mustangs invite California’s Granite Bay into the State of Sin this Friday night.
- 3.5-star tackle Trente Jones and his Loganville (Ga.) Rams seem to get an opening night breather against 0-1 Tucker (Ga.) on Saturday night. This game precedes huge matchups for one the nation’s best programs, as Jones’s squad faces highly-ranked schools in Bergen Catholic of New Jersey and Marrietta (Ga.).
- Paw Paw (Mich.) and their 3-star lineman Karsen Barnhart get a Thursday night outing against Otsego (Mich.).
- 3-star tight end Erick All’s Fairfield Indians need to trek to perennial Ohio power Centerville Friday night. All will probably go one-on-one several times with Akron linebacker commit Max Wynn.
- D.J. Turner, formerly of North Gwinnett, Ga., transferred to heralded IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.). The Ascenders had a rough go in a scrimmage last week, and have to ascend all the way north to Pennsylvania to face Pine-Richland (Gibsonia, Pa.).
- Quinten Johnson and the Cadets host John’s Creek (Ga.) in the nation’s capital Saturday night. The Cadets schedule ambitiously, as they travel to Hoover, Ala. one week later. That means he travels from D.C. to Alabama to South Bend over a matter of days. Oof.
- Guard Zach Carpenter’s Archbishop Moeller invite some neighbors from the Great White North, as they play Clarkson Football North of Mississauga, Ontario Friday night.
- Defensive end Gabe Newburg — a Northmont (Ohio) Thunderbolt — travels to Lima, Ohio for a Friday night tilt against Lima Senior.
- 3-star potential Swiss Army Knife receiver George Johnson III and his Martin County (Stuart, Fla.) Tigers travel Friday to Sebastian River.
- 3-star Viper prospect Joey Velazquez participates in a neutral site battle Saturday night between his St. Francis de Sales (Ohio) Stallions and the Dunbar (Ohio) Wolverines. A team named the Wolverines in Ohio? Everyone hates them, for sure.
- Michigan fans can travel about a half hour to Brighton Friday night to see newly-minted defensive end commit Tyrece Woods and the Belleville Tigers visit the Brighton Bulldogs. For 2020 prospects, 3-star defensive back Andre Seldon suits up for Belleville, as well.
- Lastly for the 2019 boys, 3-star wideout Quintel Kent and St. Edward hit the road to face Mentor (Ohio) Friday night.
- First of all, 2020 wideout Kalil Branham catches football’s at the speed of fast cars.
Chris Carter told me pros catch at 50mph. So today I did 52mph. I figure by the time the underdog gets there QBs will be stronger. Michigan men are proactive thinkers. #Branhamboys #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/OmQbebXTPR— Kalil Branham 2020 (@kbug_dash) July 23, 2018
Secondly, his Northland (Ohio) Vikings host Mitten State foe Zeeland West on Friday night.
- Last, but not least (certainly not least in size), 4-star defensive tackle Denver Warren — 6-foot-2, 314 pounds — looks to clog the middle for West Aurora (Ill.) Friday night on the road versus Larkin (Ill.).