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Gemon Green earns U-19 invite
Michigan 2018 commit Gemon Green has been invited by USA Football to play on the U.S. U-19 National Team at the 2018 International Bowl.
George Green, the father of Gemon and twin brother German, also a Michigan commit, told Land of 10 his son plans on accepting the invitation. The game is scheduled to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 19. The Green twins are from nearby DeSoto, Texas.
Gemon is a 6-foot-2, 165-pound cornerback, who has 3 interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, this season to help DeSoto High School to a 6-0 start. German is safety. He’s a shade taller than Gemon and a little heavier at 171 pounds. German suffered an ACL tear as a junior but has returned to full strength this season.
— King Green (@GreenGemon) October 13, 2017
Green is the latest 2018 commit to earn postseason all-star game status. Four of the commits have accepted invitations to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl — defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield, linebacker Cameron McGrone and offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor. Cornerback Myles Sims is headed to the Under Armour All-America Game and potential-commit Mustapha Muhammad is also on the game’s roster.
Jayson Oweh bumps Florida
Jayson Oweh would rather spend a late November Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich., than Gainesville, Fla.
That’s what the 2018 4-star defensive end from Blairstown, N.J., announced Thursday on Twitter.
Decided to schedule my Michigan OV on 11/25, will reschedule Florida❗️
— Clout J (@JaysonOweh) October 19, 2017
Michigan is one of several schools that have increased their pursuit of Oweh the past few months. He has already taken an official visit to Ohio State, and got a personal visit from Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer this week. Oweh is scheduled to take an official visit to Penn State on Nov. 18. He is also drawing a lot of interest from Notre Dame.
Land of 10 Penn State recruiting writer Tyler Donohue recently did a profile on Oweh and how quickly he has risen up the recruiting ladder. This is Oweh’s second season playing football after previously concentrating on basketball. It looks like he’s taken well to the sport.
Down in Louisiana
Ishmael Sopsher is the No. 1 defensive tackle and No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite, and a connection has been made between him and Michigan.
— ishmael sopsher (@isopsher) October 17, 2017
Sopsher is 6-5, 279 pounds from Amite, La. Home state LSU is considered the favorite at this point by the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, with Alabama also in the mix. Sopsher, however, was interested enough in Michigan to give it a few characters.
The Wolverines have garnered a lot of momentum with defensive linemen the past few years, especially with Greg Mattison as the defensive line coach. Having three lineman selected in the NFL draft in April doesn’t hurt credibility. Neither does the play of guys like Mo Hurst and Chase Winovich, who have stepped into starting roles and flourished. Michigan has signed Rashan Gary and Aubrey Solomon in the last two recruiting cycles; Gary was rated the No. 1 overall player in the 2016 class while Solomon was the No. 2 defensive tackle in the 2017 class.
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