On Wednesday afternoon, Michigan picked up a commitment from class of 2016 quarterback Messiah DeWeaver (Trotwood, Ohio). He becomes the second member of the Wolverines 2016 recruiting class, joining offensive lineman Erik Swenson. DeWeaver is a 6-foot-3, 200 pound pocket passer who wasted little time in committing after receiving his offer from Brady Hoke.
DeWeaver is entering his junior year this fall and plays for one of the top teams in Ohio, Trotwood-Madison. As a sophomore, DeWeaver connected on 59% of his passes for 2,265 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has impressed on the summer circuit, including a camp at Michigan.
With DeWeaver in the fold, Michigan has solidified the future of the quarterback position. Here’s how things project out over the next few years;
Senior: Devin Gardner
RS Junior: Russell Bellomy
Sophomore: Shane Morris
Freshman: Wilton Speight
Senior: Russell Bellomy
Junior: Shane Morris
RS Freshman or Sophomore: Wilton Speight
Freshman: Alex Malzone
Senior: Shane Morris
RS Sophomore or Junior: Wilton Speight
RS Freshman or Sophomore: Alex Malzone
Freshman: Messiah DeWeaver
With that kind of depth, Brady Hoke and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmier not only have the luxury of being able to redshirt incoming quarterbacks, they have created stability at the position.
Michigan has initiated the process of applying for Ty Isaac’s hardship waiver which, if granted, would make him eligible to play for the Wolverines this fall.
Class of 2015 4-star offensive lineman, Grant Newsome recently committed to Michigan.
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