Joe Milton committed to ‘The Real UM’; stormy night doesn’t dampen Michigan visits

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Senior Night success for Joe Milton

Joe Milton celebrated Senior Night at Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla., in a big way last Friday, leading the Titans to a 51-0 victory against Windermere. Then the 2018 4-star quarterback reiterated his commitment to Michigan on his Twitter page.

The University of Miami is one school that also offered Milton, and no doubt he has been hearing people wonder if he would reconsider the Hurricanes.

“1000% committed to The Real UM” was Milton’s Twitter reply.

This isn’t the first time Milton has publicly reaffirmed his intention to sign with the Wolverines since announcing his commitment last May. Of course, as the Emil Ekiyor flip reminds everyone, verbal commitments are not binding to player or school; only when a National Letter of Intent is signed, faxed, and delivered is the commitment final.

Milton and Olympia (6-4) have earned an at-large berth in the Florida 8A state playoffs and will open the postseason this Friday at Vero Beach (10-0). He is one of two quarterbacks committed to Michigan for 2018, Kevin Doyle of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., being the other. When Doyle announced his commitment in September, questions immediately began to arise about Milton sticking with Michigan.

He has answered those questions with a yes, he’s committed to the Wolverines. Milton has a good relationship with head coach Jim Harbaugh and passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton.

Milton stands 6 feet, 4 inches, weighs 222 pounds, and has a relaxed throwing motion that produces considerable zip on the ball. You can see that in this extended highlight footage from a game this season against Edgewater High School.

Stormy night doesn’t dampen visits for Marvin Grant, Jake Wray

Two visitors from beyond the 2018 class of particular interest were at Michigan Stadium last Saturday for the 33-10 win against Minnesota. Safety Marvin Grant of Detroit Martin Luther King and offensive tackle Jake Wray of Franklin (Tenn.) High were in attendance and waited out the thunderstorm that delayed kickoff by one hour.

Grant is a 2019 prospect, while Wray is in the 2020 class. Both players are considered 4-star recruits by the 247Sports composite.

Detroit King is the alma mater of current Wolverines Lavert Hill and Ambry Thomas. Grant told Brice Marich of The Michigan Insider that his relationship with Hill and Thomas helps make Michigan a comfortable place for him.

Wray made his visit to Ann Arbor following trips to Notre Dame and Ohio State the previous two weekends. His older brother Max is a 2018 commit to Ohio State, but Jake Wray (6-5, 290) told The Michigan Insider he was impressed with his first visit to the Big House

“I’m very interested,” Wray told Marich. “What isn’t there to like about Michigan? Great football, great education, and great weather.”

So, on a night like Saturday, the kid also shows he has a sense of humor.

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