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Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Recruit announces commitment date

2020 just started, but the recruiting focus is already turning to 2021 and beyond.

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Welcome in to Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Today we’re talking crystal ball predictions, high praise from a Pacman, and a Michigan recruit announces what day he’ll be committing. Let’s get to it.

Michigan pursuing four-star North Carolina commit

2021 four-star safety Dontavius Nash may be verbally committed to North Carolina, but that hasn’t stopped big time programs from recruiting the 6-foot-2 target.

The Wolverines have been one of the teams vying for Nash’s commitment, offering him a scholarship in December. “They’ve always been a dream school,” Nash told the Michigan Insider. “I like how they expect to win every game. Winning is an expectation there.”

Nash is the No. 8 safety in the 2021 class and No. 249 overall recruit.

Crystal ball predictions for a familiar name

Crystal ball predictions are rolling in for a Michigan State transfer, redshirt freshman linebacker Edward Warinner. It sounds like the son of Michigan offensive line coach will be playing for the Wolverines in the not too distant future

Hailing from Powell, Ohio, the 6-foot-2, 222 pound Warinner was the No. 51 inside linebacker in the 2018 class.

It remains to be seen whether Warinner would be a scholarship player and what capacity he’d see the field. We’ll see if he has the chops to be part of a LB rotation or become a reliable contributor on special teams if and when he commits to the Wolverines.

Pacman praises Michigan commit

Adam “Pacman” Jones was a controversial player in the NFL, but his talent was never in question. With that in mind, it’s fair to say that Jones knows talent when he sees it. Pacman was a coach on Deion Sanders staff for the Under Armour All-America Game and coached one of Michigan’s commits, four-star cornerback Andre Seldon.

“Very coachable,” Jones told MLive’s Aaron McMann. “He’s a good kid. He reminds me a lot of me, you know? A smaller corner who’s willing to compete every play.”

The 5-foot-8 Seldon was ranked as the No. 16 cornerback in the 2020 class and No. 233 player overall.

“Technique has a lot to do with it,” Jones said. “And studying. The size don’t mean nothing. It’s about the fight in the dog -- not the size.”

Recruit announces commitment date

2020 three-star guard Micah Mazzccua announced via Twitter when he’ll be committing.

The 6-foot-5, 335 pounder from St. Frances Academy (MD) will be signing with the Wolverines on February 5, which is National Signing Day. Our own Jonathon Simmons believes that Mazzccua could end being a find college player with a couple years of seasoning under his belt. “If he can refine his technique and work on keeping his base under him, his explosion off the line could be special,” Simmons said. “His agility in space will be a real asset when he’s asked to pull or get downfield on screens.”

Mazzccua is ranked as the No. 38 guard in the 2020 class.

That’s all for today, check back in on Wednesday and Friday for more Michigan recruiting coverage!