Crystal Ballin’ UM’s 2012 Recruiting Class (5/28/11)

The first list had 20 kids. I’m thinking that we end up with somewhere around 22, but to make it easier for me I’m making it 24.

Alden Hill1. QB – Tyler O’Connor. Still no offer. UM is probably waiting on Gunner Kiel’s decision before they offer another QB.

2. RB – Alden Hill. Unless OSU goes down pretty hard we aren’t going to get Dunn, so Hill might be our best option eventually.

3. WR – Aaron Burbridge. Michigan has pulled even with Sparty, possibly even nosing ahead. He has some work to do to qualify, but he will probably end up in this class.

4. WR – Malik Gilmore. Has stated many times he’d like to visit.

5. TE – Devin Funchess. Michigan commit!

6. TE – A.J. Williams. Michigan commit!

7. OL – Ben Braden. Michigan commit!

8. OL – Caleb Stacey. Michigan commit!

9. OL – Jordan Diamond. Has liked Michigan for a long time and close friend Chris Bryant was in the 2011 class. He could decide this summer.

10. OL – Jordan Simmons. Still holding on to my dream.

11. OL – Erik Magnuson. Still has Michigan in his top group and is visiting in a few weeks.

12. DE – Pharaoh Brown. Michigan commit!

13. DE – Matt Godin. Michigan commit!

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Michigan Football Recruiting Update (5/19/2011)

Terry RichardsonRecruiting continues to stay hot for the Wolverines with the commit of Detroit, MI cornerback Terry Richardson. The Cass Tech Technician is the next in line of undersized, but very gifted corners to commit to Michigan. Richardson has very good hips and a nice back pedal. He’ll need a little bulking up, but has the skill set to be a good player. Terry picked Michigan over Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC.

New Offers

Devan Bogard (S) – 6’1”  180 lbs. Cleveland, OH.

Drae Bowles (WR) – 6’1”  205 lbs. Jackson, TN.

Faith Ekakitie (DT/SDE) – 6’3”  275 lbs. Lake Forest, IL

Allen Gant (S) – 6’2”  205 lbs. Sylavania, OH. Legacy recruit.

Eli Harold (WDE) – 6’3”  220 lbs. Virginia Beach, VA.

Will Hines (CB/S) – 6’1”  175 lbs. Michigan will be a factor here.

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2012 Big Ten Adversary Recruiting Snapshot

Early 2012 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings
1.University of Michigan Banner8.University of Minnesota Banner
2.Ohio State University Banner9.University of Nebraska Banner
3.University of Notre Dame Banner10.University of Illinois Banner
4.Penn State University Banner11.University of Iowa Banner
5.University of Wisconsin Banner12.Purdue University Banner
6.Northwestern 3x5 Flag13.Indiana University Banner
7.Michigan State University Banner  
Team By Team Commits:

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Michigan Football Recruiting Update (5/15/2011)

Mario OjemudiaIt was another very busy week recruiting wise for the Michigan football team. In under a week the Wolverines gained verbals from defensive ends Mario Ojemudia and Pharaoh Brown, as well as defensive end/tackle Matt Godin. Ojemudia was thought to be a Sparty lock for a long time. Up until he visited Michigan, he was. For his Farmington Hills squad Mario had 127 tackles and 12 sacks while playing many positions. Will the third of the FHHS trio drop for Michigan too? Time will tell, but UM has made a HUGE push for Aaron Burbridge. Pharaoh Brown is a kid that oozes potential and should be a prolific pass rusher. Matt Godin is a long time Michigan fan and has the ability to play outside and inside.

The biggest news of the week was probably the verbal pledge of 2013 stud quarterback Shane Morris. The Michigan native will be the #1 prospect in the state next season and more than likely a top 5 quarterback nationally. Morris is very, very polished for a sophomore in high school. You can expect Michigan to still take a quarterback this season, just don’t expect an elite one. Morris is a GREAT start to next season and should attract some top flight talent.

Will things start to slow a little? Probably. The off course there are a few guys out there like Chris Wormley, Aaron Burbridge, Terry Richardson, Ron Thompson and 2013er Wyatt Shallman. I can’t remember a time where Michigan recruiting was this exciting. Mad props to Hoke and crew!

New Offers

Jalen Overstreet – the three star Texas signal caller was offered as a wide receiver this week. Nice looking athlete, lots of skill.

2013 Offers

Ross Douglas (CB) – 5’9"  175 lbs. Avon, Ohio

Keyante Green (RB) – 5’10"  190 lbs. McDonough, Georgia

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Michigan Football Recruiting Update (4/15/11)

Of course the biggest new of the week has been the kind of commitment of Ohio linebacker Kaleb Ringer. His announcement was supposed to come on Friday, but was prematurely leaked by a Dayton newspaper. Kaleb will still make his choice official at 6 PM tomorrow evening. Welcome to the family Kaleb! Other than that it has been a rather uneventful week. There were a few new offers and of course the spring game is on Saturday.


New Offers

Patrick Destefano – four star offensive guard out of South Carolina.

Dillon Lee – four star outside linebacker from power Buford, GA.

Geno Smith – one of the top rated corners in the country. Alabama is currently his leader.

Jonathan Williams – Texas running back.

Halo List

DT Jarron Jones (Penn State)

Recent Visits ( * denotes offer)

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