Former Michigan football standout Nico Collins dominated in the NFL this weekend, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
Fans of the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeye can’t stand each other, but former Michigan football wideout Nico Collins and former OSU signal-caller C.J. Stroud are showing that the rivals can at least work together.
Collins is having a breakout season for Houston Texas and went over 140 yards receiving for the second time this year with Stroud playing quarterback.
In a career game for the former Michigan football standout, Collins caught 7 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers. He also had a long gain of 52 yards.
On the year, Nico, a former third-round pick of the Texans, has caught 22 passes for 428 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 146 yards and a touchdown against the Colts earlier this year.
Former Michigan Wolverines EDGE Josh Uche also has a solid game, despite the fact that the Patriots got destroyed by the Cowboys, getting a sack in the second quarter.
There was also a Maurice Hurst sighting as he recovered a fumble for the Browns in their loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Michigan football stays at No. 2 in AP, Coaches polls
Despite looking dominant on Saturday in a 45-7 win over Nebraska, the Michigan Wolverines stayed at No. 2 in the AP and Coaches polls this week.
Michigan football did gain some first-place votes in the AP poll after Georgia only beat Auburn by a touchdown, but the reality is that the polls don’t matter, outside of the poll put together by the College Football Playoff selection committee.
The Wolverines are ranked second in the projected top four by Saturday Blitz, but getting that No. 1 spot will require beating Georgia or having Georgia lose at some point.
Still, Saturday’s win over Nebraska was pretty much flawless. Check out our grades for Michigan football because it was nearly a perfect score.
A new 2024 offer for Michigan Wolverines
Michigan football has suffered a couple of setbacks on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class, but the Wolverines extended a new offer this weekend to three-star EDGE Deshawn Warner.
Warner is out of Goodyear, Arizona, and is 6-foot-4, 225 pounds. He’s ranked 493rd overall in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s also been committed to Kansas for over a year, but the Wolverines officially jumped in the mix with an offer over the weekend.
Over the past three seasons, Warner has a total of 25 sacks and 30 tackles for loss. So he’s really productive and a top-500 prospect. Michigan football would make a lot of sense and for an EDGE, it woud be hard to say no to the Michigan Wolverines.
Just look at how former Michigan pass rushers are dominating in the NFL. Warner isn’t a four-star prospect, but who cares? He’s a productive EDGE rusher with a big upside, and this is recruitment to watch.