The Michigan Wolverines received a verbal commitment from 2016 quarterback Messiah DeWeaver (Dayton, OH) on Wednesday afternoon, giving them their guy at the position for that recruiting cycle.
The announcement came via his Twitter account just hours after he received his offer from the Wolverines.
DeWeaver is a four-star prospect and the 13th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class, according to the 247 Composite rankings.
What appears to be happening with Michigan recruiting classes is that they will take one signal-caller every year. They had gone awhile without much news at the position, but in the last month or so they found their 2015 and 2016 quarterbacks in Alex Malzone and DeWeaver.
There isn’t much out there scouting report and film-wise on him at this point, seeing as he is only entering his junior year of high school, but this upcoming season should give the nation a better glimpse of what the Wolverines are getting in him.
The thing that jumps out the most about him is his frame. At 6-3, 200 pounds, he has plenty of room to grow and develop physically before he hits campus. By all accounts, he seems comfortable at the position and reacts quickly to what’s going on around him at such a young age. The arm strength isn’t quite there, yet, but he still has two years of high school football left to play.
A lot can change before National Signing Day 2016, so don’t get too caught up in rankings or reports or any of that stuff. Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and the rest of the staff have seen enough in him to commit to him long-term, so we will see how he develops over the next few seasons.
DeWeaver is the second commitment of the 2016 class, joining four-star offensive lineman Erik Swenson.