Michigan football missed on another top target in the 2024 class, Sherrone Moore will reportedly be suspended, and more Michigan Wolverines news.
It didn’t come as a surprise, but Michigan football ultimately missed on four-star safety target Zaquan Patterson, a top-100 prospect whom the Michigan Wolverines were a finalist for.
Florida State was trending as the favorite leading up to the decision. Miami had fallen off according to the On3 prediction machine, but Patterson, who is from South Florida, decided to stay home and will play for the Hurricanes.
Patterson is teammates with Chris Ewald, a Michigan football commitment. The four-star cornerback made a highlight-reel interception on Saturday. He’s a 2025 recruit and my sincere hope is that the Wolverines can hold his commitment until National Signing Day 2025 because he’s a stud.
Michigan Wolverines OC Sherrone Moore will be suspended for East Carolina
There was some question as to whether or not Michigan football offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore would be suspended for the opening game against East Carolina, but Josh Henschke of Rivals reported that that will indeed be the case.
Sources informed Rivals, according to Henschke’s post on X, that the Michigan Wolverines will self-impose a one-game suspension on Moore for East Carolina.
That all stems from the NCAA recruiting investigation. That means that Michigan football will be without Moore and head coach Jim Harbaugh for the opener. This past summer, it was reported that Grant Newsome would be suspended a game too.
While most fans don’t seem to be worried, I’m a little concerned about this team without its head coach, although there is enough strong leadership that it should be just fine.
Michigan Wolverines landed an international big man
Michigan basketball made some waves on Saturday with a commitment from Argentina’s Lee Aaliya, a 6-foot-9 forward/center with a bright future.
Aaliya was cleared to play college basketball by the NCAA in August and more than 50 schools reached out to the big man after a stellar performance at the U19 FIBA World Cup where he averaged 17 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game.
Aaliya definitely doesn’t address the need for perimeter shooting, although he does have some 3-point potential. He’s a poor free throw shooter, but his 3-point percentage tells me there is something to be developed at least.
And when it comes to developing big that are raw and talented, Juwan Howard has an impressive track record. Look at what he did with the Miami Heat and even with the Michigan Wolverines — taking a dude like Moussa Diabate and helping him reach the NBA after one season of college.
Aaliya will be part of the 2023 class. Michigan now has one scholarship remaining and while he might not play a huge role this season, 10-15 minutes as a backup would be huge for the Wolverines to allow Tray Jackson more time on the wing where he’s needed.