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Green twins showcased
We here at the Winged Helmet have told you before about the in-season documentary series produced by Hudl called The Contenders, which previously featured 2018 Michigan commit Myles Sims of Westlake, Ga. It’s an inside look at how some of the top players and teams from around the country prepare for games and how match-ups against other top programs play out.
There’s another Michigan connection in the latest episode of The Contenders. Make that two connections.
Twins Gemon and German Green are part of this episode as their DeSoto High School team takes on Cedar Hill and wide receiver Joshua Fleeks, who is committed to Baylor. The Greens are part of Michigan’s 2018 class of commits. We won’t spoil the episode for you, but it is worth a look if you want to get a peek into the lives of two future Wolverines.
— Hudl (@Hudl) November 1, 2017
Gemon Green had previously been invited to join the U.S. U-19 National team by USA football for the 2018 International Bowl to be played in January. He’ll now be accompanied by his brother. German Green has also accepted an invitation to play on the national team, according to the twins’ mother, Miss Nickerson-Green.
DeSoto is 7-1 this season with two regular-season games left before it begins its quest to win a second consecutive Texas Class 6A Division 2 state championship.
Big receiver narrows down teams
Michigan likes big receivers. Dillon Spalding is a big receiver.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Spalding likes Michigan enough to have boiled his final choice down to the Wolverines and West Virginia. The Wolverines offered Spalding on Sept. 17 after he visited Ann Arbor the weekend of the Air Force game. He plays on both sides of the ball for South County in Lorton, Va. The highlight video below shows some of his skill catching the ball, and what he can do with it after the catch.
Michigan has also made the final 4 for tight end Tommy Tremble of Norcross, Ga. Tremble (6-4, 225) has the Wolverines in his final grouping along with UCLA, Georgia and Notre Dame. He visited Notre Dame on Oct. 21, and he is expected to visit Michigan on Nov. 25 for the Ohio State game. Michigan already has commitments from two tight ends [Mustapha Muhammad, Luke Schoonmaker] for 2018 but this is another testament to the impact the Wolverines are making in the state of Georgia.
Three of the 15 commits Michigan has already for 2018 are from Georgia: Sims, linebacker Otis Reese and running back Christian Turner. The 2019 commit class has defensive end Christopher Hinton and linebacker Charles Thomas. Thomas plays at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but is from suburban Atlanta.
Business only 🤐📁💯 pic.twitter.com/nPYVMsXwia
— Weapon-X 🥀 (@TommyTrem) November 1, 2017
New 2019 offers on the table
Recruiting for 2018 is beginning to head into its backstretch, with the December early period approaching and then February’s regular period right shortly thereafter. The jockeying for position in the 2019 cycle is also in full gear.
Michigan has recently offered 4-star defensive end Brandon Mowry of Katy, Texas, and 4-star cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. of Baton Rouge, La.
— Braedon Mowry (@BMowry2k19) November 2, 2017
Extremely blessed to receive an offer from the University of Michigan!! pic.twitter.com/qvQvmjYtbL
— Derek Stingley Jr. (@JrStingley) November 1, 2017
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