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QB Tyler Shough visiting Michigan despite Joe Milton’s commitment
Typically, Michigan takes one quarterback in each recruiting class. But, as we have noted over the past few weeks, it might be possible that the Wolverines take two commitments at the position in this class.
As just about everyone predicted, Orlando (Fla.) Olympia QB Joe Milton committed to Michigan. The 247Sports composite 4-star prospect is nothing short of an excellent addition to this 2018 class in Ann Arbor. But why not take two?
Michigan isn’t going to be able to add the 25 to 30 signees it did in its two previous classes. The 2018 class could see from 15 to 20 signees. That could be a cause for concern in the recruitment of two quarterbacks, when some would like to see the Wolverines add an extra defensive back, running back or tight end.
Regardless, the Wolverines are set to host another quarterback prospect for a visit this weekend in Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton 3-star QB Tyler Shough.
— Tyler Shough (@tylershough2) May 12, 2017
Shough could see a big rise in his ranking in the near future. One service is already pushing him up its rankings: 247Sports’ solo rankings list Shough as the No. 214 overall prospect and the No. 9 overall pro-style quarterback.
It’s fairly obvious from the picture above that Shough grew up a Michigan fan, as he’s stated before. So Michigan has a great chance with him.
Could that happen this weekend?
Maybe. There’s no specific hints within his, or Michigan’s, camp that say it’s going to happen. But there’s certainly a realistic chance it does.
When’s the last time Michigan landed two quarterback commits in a little more than a week? Or any school, for that matter.
For more credence toward this belief: Five 247Sports crystal ball picks have come in since the beginning of May predicting Shough to choose Michigan. There have been 10 overall, all tabbing him as a future Wolverines player.
Michigan offers 2018 3-star OT Jerome Carvin
Michigan offered the nation’s No. 495 overall prospect on Friday morning.
Cordova (Tenn.) 3-star OT Jerome Carvin, 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, announced the Michigan offer via Twitter.
— JEROME CARVIN7️⃣4️⃣ (@MoneyTeamJay92) May 12, 2017
Carvin isn’t overly tall for a tackle at 6-4, but his strength is through the roof. He’s one of the stronger blockers among those Michigan has offered in this class.
He plays through the whistle and displays great strength in both his upper and lower body. Does he transition to a guard in college? It’s a realistic option, but I wouldn’t assume that’s what happens, even if he heads to a school like Michigan with tackles as tall as Grant Newsome (6-7) and Juwann Bushell-Beatty (6-6).
As far as Carvin’s recruitment goes, it’s starting to heat up. He received an offer from Alabama in late February among a pile of Power 5 offers.
With Michigan in the race now, expect the Wolverines to evaluate their chances and hope for Carvin to take a visit to Ann Arbor.
Carvin’s two crystal ball predictions are from before his recruitment really took off, so things seem wide open. A visit to Ann Arbor is the only chance Michigan has to make this happen.