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Michigan hopes to add to U.S. Army All-America history
Michigan has had 10 players featured in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl the last two years, including 2018 signees Aidan Hutchinson, Jalen Mayfield and Cameron McGrone. Next year’s game in San Antonio already has one Michigan commit signed up to play.
Defensive end Christopher Hinton of Greater Atlanta Christian is among the 17 players who have confirmed their intentions to play in the game in January 2019. The announcements were released by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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Hinton is rated a 5-star prospect and is ranked No. 15 overall in the 2019 class by the 247Sports composite. He is the top-ranked strong-side defensive end and the No. 4 prospect in Georgia. His father is former NFL offensive lineman Chris Hinton, and his younger brother Myles Hinton (Class of 2020) also is a Michigan target.
Besides Hinton, the 2019 U.S. Army game will feature No. 1 overall player and defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), defensive end Zach Harrison (Lewis Center, Ohio), running back Quavaris Crouch (Charlotte, N.C.) and cornerback Chris Steele (Bellflower, Calif.). Michigan has offered all of those players.
The 2019 All-American Bowl Presented By @amfam is already loaded with talent.
— All-American Bowl (@19AllAmerican) January 29, 2018
Wolverines traverse South, visit Quavaris Crouch
This is the last week of open recruiting for the 2018 cycle and the last week coaches and team officials can have face-to-face contact with prospective recruits in other classes until mid-April. Michigan is continuing to travel the country to visit players at their high schools.
Steve Lorenz of 247Sports reports that assistant coach Chris Partridge was in Charlotte on Tuesday to visit Crouch, who got a visit from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and running backs coach Jay Harbaugh last week.
Jammie Robinson of Cordele, Ga., a 4-star prospect listed as an athlete on his recruiting bio but plays defensive back for Crisp County High School, announced on Twitter that he’s expecting to see Jim Harbaugh this week.
Just got a text that coach Jim Harbaugh will be by to see me Thursday 💭 #gobigblue〽️
— BIG 6💭 (@Jammierobinson6) January 29, 2018
There is a dead period (no face-to-face contact) from Feb. 5-8, which coincides with National Signing Day on Feb. 7. A quiet period, when face-to-face contact with recruits is allowed only on campus, runs from Feb. 9 to April 14.
Michigan gets pair of preferred walk-on commits
Michigan has added two commits as preferred walk-ons. Kicker Adam Culp of Ithaca, Mich., and offensive lineman Kraig Correll of Easton, Pa., plan on joining the Wolverines for the 2018 season. Correll played at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., and wrestles in the 285-pound division for the Buccaneers, one of the premier wrestling programs in the country.
His brother J.T. is a freshman on the Michigan wrestling team.
— Kraig Correll (@Kraig2018) January 30, 2018
Michigan also has received preferred walk-on commitments from wide receiver Mike Geraci of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey and quarterback Kyle Grady from San Diego.
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