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Michigan Commits, Targets Make Huge Moves In The Updated Rivals250

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Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy Orange five-star defensive end Zach Harrison moved up three spots in the latest update, and remains U-M’s top target on the board.

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With the high school football season now concluded, Rivals updated its top 250 for the class of 2019 this afternoon.

Michigan saw plenty of its commits and targets make significant moves, both in positive and negative fashions.

Here is a complete breakdown of where they all landed, with a specific description of the movement they made:


Notes: Hill did not move, remaining the No. 24 player in the country and the nation’s best safety.

Notes: Charbonnet’s jump of 197 spots from No. 236 overall is the most significant change involving Michigan in the entire update.

He is now rated as the fourth best running back in all of high school football, is only 10 spots away from five-star status and is now U-M’s second highest rated commit.

Notes: Hinton is one of four Michigan commits on this list who saw his stock drop.

He fell 25 spots from No. 18 overall, but perhaps more importantly, dropped from a five-star to a four-star. Hinton went from being Michigan’s highest rated committed player to its third highest.

Notes: Rumler took a bit of a tumble as well, falling 23 slots from No. 118 to No. 141.

Notes: U-M’s newest commit, Perry saw his stock plummet as well. He took the biggest tumble of any Maize and Blue pledge, dropping 55 spots from No. 115 overall to No. 170.

Notes: Smith took a minor fall as well, going from No. 162 to No. 174.

Notes: Fans will be happy to see the leap that Jones made, skyrocketing all the way from a three-star prospect to a four-star player inside the top-200 nationally.

Notes: Like Jones, Jackson received a similar promotion as well, jumping from a three-star to a four-star who is ranked No. 229 nationally.

It should also be noted that he is now listed as a wide receiver, and no longer as an all-purpose back.

Notes: The trend of Michigan commits jumping from three-star status to inside the Rivals250 continued with Johnson, who made his debut in the rankings at No. 237 overall.


Notes: Harrison is the U-M target fans are keeping the closest eye on, and he made a small climb up the rankings from No. 17 overall to No. 14. He is still rated as the top player in Ohio and the third best defensive end in the country.

Notes: Once rated as the top overall player, Crouch’s stock dropped yet again when he fell 21 spots from No. 9 overall to No. 30. More importantly, though, he lost his fifth star, though he is pegged as the top four-star in the nation.

It is also worth noting that Crouch is still being labeled as an athlete, though he is expected to play either running back or linebacker in college.

Notes: Ford saw minimal movement, taking a minuscule dip from No. 48 to No. 49.

Notes: Foskey took the biggest plunge of any Michigan target in the Rivals250, free-falling 34 spots from No. 133 to No. 167.

However, he still remains the sixth best tight end in the country.

Notes: Keegan experienced a minor downgrade, being relegated from No. 196 to No. 208, but remains Michigan’s top target on the offensive line.

Notes: On a positive note, Eichenberg made a significant leap, being promoted 35 spots from No. 248 to No. 213.

More Notes

• Recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy revealed the five teams that should be most pleased with the rankings update, and listed Michigan at No. 2.

“The Wolverines saw three different committed prospects add fourth stars during the update, as offensive linemen Trente Jones and Karsen Barnhart in addition defensive back Quinten Johnson got bumps,” Cassidy wrote.

“Michigan running back commit Zach Charbonnet was a four-star prior to the update but also made a jump in the rankings.

“The update helped the Wolverines’ average star ranking in a massive way and will likely improve the program’s standing in the final team rankings.”

• Former U-M commit Memphis Lausanne Collegiate School running back Eric Gray had previously been a three-star, but was bumped up to a four-star and No. 233 overall in the newest update.

• Talk about this article inside The Fort

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