Michigan football is making progress with 5-star QB Bryce Underwood, plus more Michigan Wolverines news.
We are just two days away from the Michigan football season opener against East Carolina. You can feel the excitement.
Yet, there’s been plenty of other news for Michigan Wolverines fans to be concerned about. At least when it comes to the recruiting trail and the hot topic of conversation there continues to be five-star QB Bryce Underwood.
Underwood was incredible last week and led his high school team on a game-winning drive after getting the ball with less than a minute to go down by three. It was a reminder of why the Michigan Wolverines need to sign this kid from Belleville because he’s special.
Michigan football is clearly in the top two along with LSU. Underwood’s QB coach Donovan Dooley even told Sam Webb of the Michigan Insider, “Michigan is doing a great job but there is still a long way to go.”
The Michigan Wolverines have landed the commitment of Jadyn Davis in the 2024 class. But missing on a five-star so close to home again, as with CJ Carr and Dante Moore, would be killer for the Michigan football program.
Kendrick Bell has moved from QB to wide receiver
Kendrick Bell, the younger brother of Michigan football great Ronnie Bell, came to the Michigan Wolverines as a quarterback/athlete and he’s now moved to wide receiver.
Bell is a stellar athlete and wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy feels optimistic about his future at the position.
"“He’s a freak athlete,” Bellamy said via Wolverines Wire. “He has some of the same qualities that Ronnie does. You watch him, he was a state champ long jumper, state champ high jumper once he averaged like 50 points a game in basketball.”"
Bellamy didn’t just comment on Bell’s athletic ability. He said the freshman has turned some heads in practice and that once he gets used to playing wide receiver, he’s going to be just fine. A lot better than fine actually, at least is the hope.
"“It’s just a matter of him just learning the position,” Bellamy said. “He’s been a quarterback primarily his entire life so just learning a position and you could tell that he has a bright future if he does want to stick a receiver. And obviously, we’ve welcomed him with open arms and he’s done some exciting things like, ‘Oh! Alright, he’s a Bell!’”"
East Carolina aiming for an upset
Michigan football fans can remember the App State upset back in 2007. Josaiah Stewart’s Coastal Carolina team faced East Carolina last December in a bowl game and he warned that the Pirates won’t have any fear entering the Big House.
"“They’re fearless. They’re a fearless team, and not afraid of anybody. They’re going to come up and play Michigan in the Big House swinging. They’re not going to come in scared, and we have to be ready.”"
Interim head coach Jesse Minter called East Carolina, “Giant Killers” so it’s clear that the Michigan Wolverines aren’t overlooking the Pirates, which is a good omen for covering the spread.