Michigan Football 2018 National Signing Day Recap

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National Signing Day is seen as a holiday for most college football fans. Especially us: the die-hard Michigan Football fans, who have been through it all.

This year, though, was not something that was worth looking forward too.

Michigan lost Otis Reese from their class after he decided to sign with Georgia. Reese had been committed to Michigan for 18 months.

Otis is a 4 star LB and top 100 recruit according to 247Sports. Michigan’s already underwhelming class took a big hit when he flipped to Georgia.

Michigan also missed on 5 star OT Nicholas Petit-Frere. The Wolverines had been recruiting him for a very long time. Even though in recent weeks it was widely believed that he was not coming to Michigan, it was still a blow to Michigan watching him sign with Ohio State.

Michigan ended up with three additional signees on Wednesday on top of the 16 they received on Dec. 20th in the early signing period.  They signed a wide receiver, defensive back, and an athlete. Let’s take a look at those 3 recruits who signed on NSD.


Ronnie Bell

First up is Ronnie Bell. Ronnie is a 6’1″ 170 pound 3-star wide receiver out of Kansas City, Missouri. Bell is ranked 213th in his position, and 1,480th overall.

Not a highly touted prospect, but he has some speed with him. Look for this guy to make an impact in his later years as a Wolverine.


Vincent Gray

Next up is a defensive back named Vincent Gray. Vincent is from the greatest state in the country: Michigan.

Gray is ranked as the 64th best corner, and 702nd overall player according to 247Sports. Another 3-star prospect for the Wolverines. I have a feeling that this guy will be one of our best cornerbacks in the future.


Michael Barrett

The last of the three signees is “athlete” Michael Barrett. He played various positions at Lowndes High School, but he is listed as a dual-threat quarterback.

Michael is listed as a 3-star prospect according to 247Sports. He is the 61st best athlete and 754th overall player in his class.



After a signing day that left many Michigan fans disappointed, it’s time to turn our focus to the guys who did decide to join this class.

This class lacks stars but the talent is still there. Let’s see these players play before deciding to completely panic.

After NSD, 247Sports has Michigan bringing in the 21st best class in the country. Is this where anyone wants to be? No. But let’s not act like there’s no talent in this 2018 class.


Here is a list of the 2018 recruiting class, and their star rankings according to 247Sports. 


SDE – Aiden Hutchinson – 4 stars

OLB – Cameron McGrone – 4 stars

TE – Mustapha Muhammad – 4 stars

CB – Myles Sims – 4 stars

QB – Joe Milton – 4 stars

OT – Jalen Mayfield – 4 stars

OT – Ryan Mayes – 4 stars

CB – Gemon Green – 3 stars

RB – Christian Turner – 3 stars

SDE – Taylor Upshaw – 3 stars

CB – Sammy Faustin – 3 stars

ATH – Ben VanSumeren – 3 stars

SDE – Julius Welschof – 3 stars

CB – Vincent Gray – 3 stars

ATH – Michael Barrett – 3 stars

TE – Luke Schoonmaker – 3 stars

RB – Hassan Haskins – 3 stars

S – German Green – 3 stars

WR – Ronnie Bell – 3 stars




Noah Roebuck

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I am a senior who loves writing about Michigan Football & Basketball. Go Blue!
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I am a senior who loves writing about Michigan Football & Basketball. Go Blue!

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