ROME – Michigan tackle Grant Newsome walked slowly across the beach, wearing a walking boot. There was a scar on his knee and an indent on his right leg where a surgeon removed a chunk of his calf muscle. “It’s great, just being back with the guys,” Newsome said Tuesday afternoon in Rome, speaking to the media for the first time since he suffered a life-threatening knee injury. A situation that was so serious he was minutes from losing his right leg. He is doubtful that he will play this upcoming season, but hopeful he will be on the field in 2018. “There are still some complications from the original injury,” Newsome said. “My knee range is back to where it was. The doctors are really happy
Coach John Harbaugh has a bit of an edge on the evaluations of Michigan prospects, and the versatile safety could be a nice fit in Baltimore. Mayocks opinion that Peppers would be a strong fit for the Ravens is flawed. First and foremost, Peppers is seen as a late first round talent by most evaluators.
Michigan added a veteran presence to their back court on Tuesday when they landed a commitment from Jaaron Simmons, a graduate transfer from Ohio that started his career at Houston. Simmons averaged 15.9 points and 6.5 assists per game last season for the Bobcats and should fit well into the point guard role that John Beilein asks his players to play. He’ll likely battle rising sophomore Xavier Simpson for the starting point guard spot. Even with Simmons in the fold, however, Michigan’s ceiling next year is going to be determined by whether or not they get D.J. Wilson and Mo Wagner back from the draft. Both players declared without signing with an agent. The one complicating factor with Simmons: