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Michigan recruits all over All-USA Today
USA Today has released its All-USA offensive and defensive teams as well as its picks for all-state teams across the country. Michigan recruiting is well represented.
The Wolverines have 23 players who have either signed national letters of intent for 2018 or have announced commitments for 2018 or 2019. Fourteen of those 23 were named to either the first or second teams in their respective states.
RELATED: 2018 Michigan recruiting big board
All four 2018 players from Michigan who signed with the Wolverines last week during the early signing period made the list, although three of them are at positions other than what they are expected to play with the Wolverines. Ben VanSumeren has been recruited as a fullback/H-back, Aidan Hutchinson will play defensive end, and Ryan Hayes is expected to be developed into an offensive tackle.
Here’s the list of Michigan signees/commits on the teams:
USA Today All-State teams
Michigan: Ben VanSumeren WR; Aidan Hutchinson TE; Jalen Mayfield OL; Ryan Hayes TE (2nd team)
Connecticut: Luke Schoonmaker TE (2nd)
Missouri: Hassan Haskins RB (Offensive POY); Ronnie Bell WR (2018 commit)
Kentucky: Stephen Herron Jr. DE (2019)
Indiana: Cameron McGrone LB
Ohio: Nolan Rumler OL (2019, 2nd)
D.C.: Kevin Doyle QB (Offensive POY)
Ryan Hayes has multi-sport talent
Jim Harbaugh loves players who bring different sports experiences with them to Ann Arbor. Freshman wide receiver Oliver Martin was a state champion and nationally ranked swimmer in Iowa as well as a high-level baseball player. Freshman linebacker Jordan Anthony not only played football at IMG Academy but was a member of the baseball team.
Harbaugh called them “elite, elite” athletes and isn’t opposed to either playing second sports at Michigan.
He may have another in Ryan Hayes, who is a 3-sport star at Traverse City West High School. James Cook of the Traverse City Eagle-Record recaps the 2017 sports year that Hayes enjoyed as part of the newspaper’s year-in-review.
Cook writes that Hayes may attempt to play baseball for the Wolverines, something that Anthony spoke about pursuing.
Top 10: Ryan Hayes' big year. https://t.co/5QU4TeMbS4
— Record-Eagle Sports (@TCREsports) December 27, 2017
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