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Meet your 2021 Michigan football early signees

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The early signing period for the 2021 class has officially begun.

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The 2021 early signing period officially begun Wednesday morning, and things got busy quick for the Michigan Wolverines. Not only did stuff happen early, but things got interesting later into the evening as well.

Here is how things went Wednesday for the Maize and Blue.

7:36 a.m. — The first official member of Michigan’s 2021 class is three-star defensive lineman Dominick Giudice

Scouting report: “Giudice has said that the coaches plan to play him at the anchor position, which I agree matches his skillset the best right now. He doesn’t have the athleticism to be a pure pass rusher on the weakside, but can definitely take on tight ends and clog up running lanes. However, I think that eventually he’ll pack on 20 or 30 more pounds and slide inside to be a three-tech, where his pass rush skills will be more valuable.” — Jon Simmons, Maize n Brew

7:44 a.m. — four-star TE Louis Hansen

Scouting report: “Large catch radius with great body control and technique to high point the ball. Lacks explosiveness off the line and has to polish up his route running. Willing blocker that has to work on his pad level and strength.” — Simmons

8:01 a.m. — three-star OL Tristan Bounds

Scouting report: “Massive frame with true left tackle potential. Surprising quickness for someone with his size and good hand placement. Will have to work on his pad level to better leverage his strength.” — Simmons

8:09 a.m. — four-star OL Giovanni El-Hadi

Scouting report: “Strong mauler with good flexibility and lateral quickness. 6-foot-4 frame could require him to move inside in college. Has to work on identifying defenders and staying engaged.” — Simmons

8:20 a.m. — four-star OL Greg Crippen

Scouting report: “Technically advanced with his hand placement, especially in pass protection. Questions about his size limit his ceiling. Has to improve footwork off of the snap.” — Simmons

8:28 a.m. — three-star DL TJ Guy

Scouting report: “Guy is a project with the natural frame and athleticism to succeed, but will need a few years of coaching before he is ready to contribute. I’d put him on the same developmental path as Julius Welschof or Taylor Upshaw, the two defensive ends in the 2018 class with similar builds. While he’s listed as a weakside defensive end on 247Sports, Guy will be best at anchor in Michigan’s scheme. It’s going to take some work to turn this Guy into a Dude.” — Simmons

8: a.m. — four-star OL Raheem Anderson

Scouting report: “Moves people off the ball with his quick first step and ability to keep legs churning through contact. Four-year starter at Cass Tech who has the finer points of the center position down.” — Simmons

8:56 a.m. — three-star K/P Tommy Doman

Scouting report: “Technically sound punter with a long frame. Consistent in his punts in both hang time and distance. Also an excellent kicker, going perfect in his senior year with a long of 53 yards.” — Simmons

9:11 a.m. — three-star S Rod Moore

Scouting report: “He is a true playmaker who has very good ball skills and the anticipation to put himself in position to use those ball skills. He will also get involved as a tackler. He takes good angles in pursuit and does a good job of not getting too high as a tackler. As he gets stronger, he will develop a little more pop in that department, but he is willing to be physical. He gets around the field fluidly and easily.” — Allen Trieu, 247Sports

9:26 a.m. — five-star QB J.J. McCarthy

Scouting report: “Natural-born leader that displays great touch on deep balls. Can extend plays with his legs and maintains accuracy while throwing on the run. Has good zip on short to intermediate routes, but lacks top-end arm strength.” — Simmons

9:40 a.m. — four-star LB Junior Colson

Scouting report: “Loose hips and a natural in coverage. Good ball skills. Attractive as a nickel linebacker. Comfortable operating in space as a perimeter tackler. Good athlete that checks the combine testing box.” - Barton Simmons, 247Sports

9:56 a.m. — three-star LB Tyler McLaurin

Scouting report: “A true 6-foot-2 and looks bigger than his listed weight, but has the room to add some needed bulk. Is not likely to play much heavier than 225-235 in college though. Solid athlete who shows he can play in space. Can shoot gaps quickly and has good acceleration. Smart and instinctive.” - Allen Trieu, 247Sports

10:11 a.m. — four-star DL Kechaun Bennett

Scouting report: “Fires off ball quickly with low pad level. Gets up field. Disruptive against the pass. Uses speed to slip inside but flourishes getting around edge. Speed to chase plays down from behind. Stays true to assignment. Able to re-direct down line of scrimmage. Is flexible and bends at knees.” - Brian Dohn, 247Sports

11:02 a.m. — three-star WR Andrel Anthony

Scouting report: “Fluid route runner who can snap off his routes with good footwork to change direction. Has outside and slot versatility. Has a slender frame right now that needs to gain weight and strength to hold up against Big Ten competition.” — Simmons

11:43 a.m. — four-star WR Cristian Dixon

Scouting report: “Outside target with a good hands and body control to help him win contested catches. Polished route runner who can get yards after the catch but lacks the speed to make him a home run threat. Questions about his performance against top competition remain.” — Simmons

1:05 p.m. — three-star RB Tavierre Dunlap

Scouting report: “One-cut runner with a blend of power, vision, and balance that makes him tough to bring down. Lack of burst and long speed could lead him to getting caught from behind at the next level.” — Simmons

4:39 p.m. — four-star WR Xavier Worthy

Scouting report: “Future slot demon with elite acceleration and top speed that make him tough to catch. Stems his routes quickly to gain separation when breaking out of his routes. Can improve his footwork while running routes and has a slight frame that needs to be bulked up a bit before he can last long-term in college.” — Simmons

5:13 p.m. — four-star RB Donovan Edwards

Scouting report: “Elite playmaker that has the toughness to run between the tackles and the acceleration to turn the corner and get the edge for big plays. Also an asset in the passing game with experience lining up at wide receiver.” — Simmons

8:22 p.m. — three-star CB Ja’Den McBurrows

Scouting report: “Not the biggest defender. Plays much bigger, however, than his size and frame suggests with a brash, competitive attitude. Intelligent defender that will sniff out screens and quick throws. Understands how to use leverage to his advantage. Excellent click-and-close drive quickness. Doesn’t lack footspeed, either. Always looking to make plays when the ball is in the air and will fight through hands of receivers. Physical striker with above average toughness that can support against the run.” - Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

8:32 p.m. — four-star LB Jaydon Hood

Scouting report: “A high-intensity football player that’s always in chase mode. Quick to diagnoses plays and react. Combats blocks well while keeping his eyes in the backfield. A physical striker that likes to runs his feet through contact.” - Andrew Ivins, 247Sports