Rivals National Recruitment Analyst Adam Friedman, Josh Henschke of TheMaizeandBlueReview.com, matt moreno DuckSportsAuthority.com and Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney Tackle three subjects and determine whether they believe each statement is FACT or FICTION.
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1. Linebacker Aaron Chiles will end up at Michigan.
Friedman’s Take: The Facts. Michigan has strong ties to the Olney (Md.) Good Counsel program, which previously signed players like Chris Jenkins, and it looks like Chiles will be the next Falcon for Ann Arbor. He just announced Michigan’s top three, Maryland And Florida, but it looks like Wolverine has the momentum right now. His lead could be even bigger after his official visit next month and he could also be put on top for his commitment.
Henschke’s take: FACT. Since a multi-day informal trip to Chile’s Ann Arbor in March, Michigan seems to have taken a lead it won’t relinquish. Michigan’s staff knocked it out of the park and were confident they would land 100 opposing linebackers. Since that visit, it always seemed like a situation where the program was counting down the days until it committed. While Florida and Maryland will give it their best shot, we believe this recruiting will wrap up very quickly after the official visit to Ann Arbor in June.
2. Getting a commitment from Ifi Obidegwu means it’s only a matter of time before he gets a commitment from Michael Van Buren of Oregon.
Friedman’s Take: The Facts. Oregon found a truly impressive prospect in Rivals250 defensive back Ifi Obidegwu when he announced his commitment earlier this week. The Ducks have high hopes for him on the field but he should also help with the recruiting process. Obidegwu is not a big talker, so when he speaks everyone listens. Now he’s helping his teammate and big-time quarterback Michael Van Buren recruit. Oregon appears to have taken the lead for the Baltimore St. Francis Signal Collar, with Penn State It is losing the momentum it had just a few months ago. Van Buren has indicated he wants to commit in July, but we’ll see if he waits that long.
Moreno’s take: The facts. Even before Obidegwu made his decision, he realized that Oregon would be difficult for Van Buren to beat. He has been a priority for the Ducks for months and has been on several visits to Eugene. Nevertheless, with the recent addition of their St. It now seems like a foregone conclusion to Francis’ academy teammate that Van Buren will take the call to Oregon. It’s certainly been an interesting week with Arizona-based quarterback Luke Moga potentially delaying his decision to pull the trigger on a late-April commitment to the Ducks. While this could have ended any thoughts that Van Buren would also join the class, it simply hasn’t worked out that way and Oregon is pushing both quarterbacks into the mix for 2024.
3. Will sign more than five of the top 20 offensive linemen in the ACC East Region.
Friedman’s Take: The Facts. That’s pretty serious for ACC fans when looking at where the top 20 offensive linemen in the East are going, but signing just five of the top 20 is such a low bar that I think they’ll beat that number. . Penn State And South Carolina This position group is dominating, and will likely head the Big Ten, SEC or Big 12, but the ACC has a good chance with current top 20 offensive linemen Robbie Martin and Mason Wade. Cameron Warren’s recruiting will be interesting to track throughout the summer and fall as well. North Carolina Commit Jani Norwood has been impressive this off-season and we’re keeping an eye miami Commit Juan Minaya, ACC Lean Kyle Altuner and a few others. Look for other players to rise up the rankings and help the ACC top 20 in the East Region with five offensive line commitments.
Gurney’s Take: Fiction. Seven of the top offensive linemen are already committed, as Penn State and South Carolina cleaned up with early commitments. And while inevitably some ACC offensive line will rank in the top 20, I don’t think it gets higher than five. Ethan Calloway and Martin are two that could end up in that conference, and Wade looks good there too but there are a number of new offers coming in that remain to be seen. Warren definitely could be an ACC player and Collin Cubberly is highly ranked at a lot of ACC schools if he doesn’t end up rutgers, There may be some ups and downs and a few surprises, but crossing five is pretty tight so at this point I’ll call this question fantasy.