GBW Monday Morning Michigan Camp Notes

Notes from the morning session of Monday's Michigan camp including a couple standout wide receivers, a 2017 defensive back that made plays, and a speedster at running back.

WR Grant Perry – Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice – 2015

Kyle’s take: Extremely consistent as always, Perry had a very solid morning, especially in the 1 on 1 portion towards the end of the session. Perry is a very refined route runner and is now quick enough to create separation from defensive backs. Maybe not Big Ten caliber right now in many eyes Perry strikes me as someone who could do very well in the slot in college and will eventually command those type of offers.

Josh’s take: Perry comes to play no matter where he is at. He’s a hardnosed worker, who always seems to be in the right spot at the right time. He won’t blow you away with his speed, but still was able to get open when needed. He made multiple plays today, and had the attention of Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. While an offer remains to be seen, he certainly is not hurting his image by his effort.

WR Austin Mack – Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers – 2016

Kyle’s take: More physical than he was a year ago at this time, Mack took on the physical advancements present by the cornerbacks to make some tough catches with his big body. Long armed as well, Mack catches the ball very well sticking his big paws in the air and turning up field in a hurry.

Josh’s take: At 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, Mack uses his size to his advantage.  He still looks like he will bale to add some weight to his frame. He is able to go up and get the ball, too. He runs nice routes, and was able to wint he majority of his one-on-on matchups in the morning session. Now, we need to see how he matches up with the talent in afternoon session.

TE Cole Chewins – Clarkston (Mich.) – 2015

Kyle’s take: What a difference a year makes. Chewins is much more comfortable in his body and looks smoother in everything that he does out of the tight end position. Better coordinating and running well, Chewins caught a few nice balls this morning especially on a few seam routes in front of deep safeties.

CB Jamyest Williams – Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer – 2017

Kyle’s take: Playmaker. Williams, for such a young prospect, isn’t afraid to mix it up against kids a year or two older displaying excellent footwork and good ball skills. Still on the shorter end, Williams makes up for that size with his quickness and instincts at the position.

Josh’s take: Williams stooped by the Michigan camp for the morning session and was impressive. While he doesn’t have ideal height at 5-foot-8, he make up for it with his cover skills and speed. He was in on number of plays, and even had an interception. He already holds five offers -- including one form Clemson – and he is only a freshman. An overall solid performance.

CB Jeff Christian – Colerain (Ohio) – 2016

Kyle’s take: I like Christian’s size at the position, reminding me a bit of a young Brandon Watson who camped and earned an offer a year ago. Not the physical specimen Watson is just yet, Christian is physical, gets his hands on receivers and does a nice job of using the sideline as his friend.

RB Demario McCall – North Ridgeville (Ohio) – 2016

Kyle’s take: The one ‘wow’ moment of the morning came when McCall jumped into the 7 on 7 and caught a pass over the middle, jetting up field to out run everyone in a hurry. Speed is his game, can’t wait to see more this afternoon.

DB Justin Tranquill – Fort Wayne (Ind.) Carroll - 2015

Josh’s take: Tranquill looks physically stronger at 5-foot-11, 195-pounds. He also moves pretty well at the back end of the defense. He projects more as a safety right now. He didn’t work out too much in the morning session, and is expected to participate more this afternoon when more top-end prospects are supposed to be in attendance.


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