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Breaking down Michigan's 2017 in-state recruiting class

Football   | Jeff Dullack

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Michigan has dominated the Recruiting scene in the state of Michigan for the Class of 2017. With the commitment of Detroit King’s Ambry Thomas happening on Wednesday night, the Wolverines now have six in-state commitments, and could have a seventh commitment from the state with Cass Tech wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones visiting Ann Arbor this weekend. So let’s break down the Michigan 2017 in-state recruiting class.

Ambry Thomas – Detroit King

A dynamic two-way player who will likely begin on the defensive side of the ball when he gets to AA. Thomas is the definition of a lockdown corner and has more than enough speed to stay with any receiver at the next level.

Joshua Ross – Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

Ross is a flat out tackling machine at linebacker, and will follow in the footsteps of his big bro James Ross as a linebacker for the Wolverines and it’s safe to say that he will be a force to be reckoned with when he gets on the field in Ann Arbor.

Corey Malone-Hatcher – St. Joseph

A nightmare for opposing quarterbacks, Malone-Hatcher is a pure pass rusher who has the perfect combination of speed and strength that makes him nearly unblockable.

Phillip Paea – Berrien Springs

Capable of playing on the offensive line or defensive line, Paea is a physical force in the run blocking game and a run stuffer, who can still rush the quarterback on defense.

Jaylen Kelly-Powell – Detroit Cass Tech

Kelly-Powell is a flat out ball-hawk at safety and one of, if not the hardest hitting player in the state of Michigan. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Kelly-Powell see significant playing time early on with the Wolverines.

Ja’Raymond Hall – Oak Park

When it comes to prototypical left tackles at the next level, Hall fits the bill in almost every way. A 6-5, 280 pound offensive lineman, Hall is outstanding in both run blocking and pass blocking and could be reliable force on the Michigan offensive line for 3-4 years.