Michigan has several commits and targets playing in the 2017 US Army All-American Bowl, and one big target who may commit to Michigan during the game.
What: US Army All-American Bowl
When: Saturday, January 7, 2016
Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
Donovan Peoples-Jones (Wide receiver, East Team #9) is the top player in the state of Michigan and recently committed to the Wolverines. He’s played well in practice all week and should be a standout performer in today’s game. Peoples-Jones is an early enrollee, and will be heading to Ann Arbor shortly after this game, which should give him an opportunity to contribute as early as next season.
Dylan McCaffrey (Quarterback, West Team #12) looks to have a bright future as a Wolverine signal caller. While this will be fun opportunity for fans to get a look at his skills, he’s still likely a year away from challenging for a starting spot.
Ambry Thomas (Cornerback, East Team #27) is another local player who will be starting his college career immediately following the game. With Michigan graduating both (maybe three if Jeremy Clark isn’t granted a medical redshirt) starting corners, Thomas will use his early enrollee opportunity to familiarize himself with the program and get a shot at contributing in 2017.
Tarik Black (Wide receiver, East Team #17) is another high-profile athlete who, like Peoples-Jones and Thomas, is an early enrollee. With turnover at the position and Black’s 6’4″ frame, he’ll bring an a different element to the Wolverines receiving crew.
Deron Irving-Bey (Defensive lineman, East Team #52) is yet another player from the state of Michigan playing in this game. Listed as a strong-side defensive end on most recruiting sites, Irving-Bey will push inside to the 3-technique for the Wolverines. Another thin position group for Michigan next year, he’ll have a shot at breaking into the two-deep rotation.