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Paramus Catholic 2021 DB Christian Abraham talks Michigan offer, New Jersey pipeline
Newark (N.J.) Paramus Catholic 2021 defensive back Christian Abraham earned his first offer, from Rutgers, on April 17. His second came from Michigan on June 6.
“I was at the camp in New York and after Coach [Chris] Partridge told me he would like to offer me,” Abraham said. “I was overjoyed but understood that in the same way I got the offer is the same way it could be taken, so I remained humble and thanked God.”
Abraham said he is “very interested” in both the Wolverines and Scarlet Knights. However, the 5-foot-10 prospect plans to take his time in making a decision.
“I feel as though I can improve as a person and a player at both places,” he said.
In recent years, Michigan has added Jabrill Peppers, Rashan Gary and Drew Singleton from Paramus Catholic High School. Abraham is interested in the pipeline to Ann Arbor and could see himself becoming part of it.
“I’ve had three athletes go to Michigan from my school,” he added. “The coaching staff is amazing to me.”
Abraham plans to visit Michigan in July because he wants “to get to know the coaches better.” He also plans to get to Rutgers in the near future.
Devin Gardner coaches Michigan 2023 QB target Dante Moore
As reported by Isaiah Hole of USA Today’s WolverinesWire, former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner spent time working with Morehouse College freshman Michael Sims, Detroit Martin Luther King 2019 3-star quarterback Dequan Finn, a Central Michigan commit, and 2023 quarterback Dante Moore.
The three quarterbacks worked out with Gardner at Oak Park High School in Michigan.
Moore, who will be an eighth-grader this fall, received an offer from Michigan on June 18. The only schools recruiting him are Michigan and three high schools — Detroit Cass Technical, Walled Lake Western and Detroit Martin Luther King.
“I’m in close relation with coach Thomas Wilcher,” Moore said to Land of 10 on why he’ll probably attend Cass Tech. “He’s made it to a couple of my [Detroit Spartans] little league games, and I also have an older brother that plays at Cass Tech.”
Gardner has taught Moore a lot of the techniques at quarterback, including footwork, arm strength and ball placement. Gardner played for Detroit Jesuit before transferring to in-state Inkster High School in November of his sophomore year.
As a matter of fact, Gardner was one of the first to call Moore to tell him about the offer. The other person who knew was his father.
The year after Gardner graduated, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh brought him back as a guest coaching staff member for the A4: Aerial Assault Quarterback camp in Ann Arbor.
Jacoby Pinckney picks Virginia Tech over Michigan, others
Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman 2019 3-star wide receiver Jacoby Pinckney committed Tuesday to Virginia Tech over Michigan, Alabama and Georgia.
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— Jacoby Pinckney (@jpinckney18) June 26, 2018
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver has offers from 17 schools but decided on the Hokies.
Pinckney will participate in The Opening Finals as part of Team Boomin’ in late June in Texas. He is ranked No. 383 in the nation, No. 53 at the wide receiver position and No. 4 in the South Carolina, according to the 247Sports composite.
Pinckney caught 65 passes for 1,075 yards and 9 touchdowns last season. He ran the ball three times for 28 yards and 1 touchdown.
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