Michigan Football is currently in the process of breaking in a young backfield heading into the 2019 season, but one of their 2020 commits is making a case to factor into the future equation, as well.
Four-star running back Blake Corum and St. Frances Academy opened their 2019 high school football season on Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised game on ESPN and the future Wolverine rusher supplied four touchdowns and nearly had a fifth in the victory.
Here are some highlights from Corum’s performance.
#RapidReplays @UMichFootball #Michigan four-star RB commit Blake Corum @blake_corum w/ the 70yrd TD @SFAfootball_MD pic.twitter.com/xbmE5Kszyw— #RapidReplay (@RapidReplays) August 24, 2019
Wipe ya nose #Michigan commit Blake Corum turns the corner and finds the endzone for SFA@blake_corum #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/o3J7pAxFLm— Who's Next (@WhosNextHS) August 24, 2019
#RapidReplays @UMichFootball #Michigan four-star RB commit Blake Corum @blake_corum w/ his 4th TD @SFAfootball_MD pic.twitter.com/ZuhiYxJdgc— #RapidReplay (@RapidReplays) August 24, 2019
Corum, coached by former Michigan staffer Biff Poggi, is the No. 198 player in the 2020 class and 16th-ranked running back, per the 247Sports composite. His current teammates — linebackers Osman Savage and Nikhai Green-Hill and offensive tackle Micah Mazzccua — are also committed to Michigan’s 2020 class.
Corum is a smaller back at 5-foot-8, and about 195 pounds, but he’s got a considerable amount of bounce to his game and also flashed his pass-catching ability showed some decent process in pass protection on Saturday. He may wind up being a nice little playmaker in the backfield for the Wolverines when he hits campus.
We will have more on Corum and the rest of the debuts from this weekend in Monday’s commit performance recap.