Michigan inked a very impressive 2013 recruiting class and the 2014 class in starting to take shape as well. So far the Maize and Blue have verbal commitments from Wilton Speight (3* QB – Virginia), Drake Harris (5* WR – Michigan), Juwan Bushell-Beatty (4* OT – New Jersey), Mason Cole (4* OG – Florida), Michael Ferns . . . → Read More: 2014 Recruiting: What’s Next? (Defense)
Note: As usual we include Notre Dame in B1G Rankings as they recruit same area and are a common opponent.
Biggest Get – Jalin Marshall (ATH-WR). Marshall is a special, explosive athlete who will thrive in Urban Meyer’s offense.
Biggest Miss – James Quick (WR). Quick is one of the most explosive receivers . . . → Read More: Final 2013 B1G Recruiting Rankings
The wide receiver position may be perceived as a weakness on the offensive side of the ball. However, I’ll convince you that this unit may be as strong as it has been in recent years. First, let’s take a look at the projected depth chart. This assumes that we’ll be lining up in . . . → Read More: 2012 Michigan Football Wide Receiver Preview
Here are the headliners that are expected to be in Ann Arbor sometime this coming week and a few of my thoughts on some of them. Many of the current 2013 commits will be in attendance, but Shane Morris and Laquon Treadwell will not be due to the Gridiron King’s Tourney. This list will probably . . . → Read More: Recruiting Update (7/26/12)
Michigan currently has 18 commits for its 2013 recruiting class and with the recent departure of Chris Rock, look for the Wolverines to sign anywhere between 22 and 24 prospects. So with 5 or so spots remaining here are some of the positions and prospects to keep an eye on during the upcoming months.
Running . . . → Read More: The Blueprint to Filling Out the 2013 Class
Rod Crayton – Defensive Tackle
Devon Allen – Wide Receiver
Cole Luke – Cornerback
Priest Willis – Athlete
Su’a Cravens – Athlete
Darrell Daniels – Wide Receiver
Justin Davis – Running back
Kylie Fitts – Defensive End
Chris Hawkins – Cornerback
Michael Hutchings – Linebacker
Sebastian Larue – Athlete
. . . → Read More: 2013 Football Offers by State
I love football recruiting. National Letter of Intent Day is one of my favorite days of the year, but it can be somewhat boring if your school isn’t in the running for many prospects. For Michigan, Commitmas Day came a little late, or a little early depending on how you look at it. I for one will never forget 2/18/2012. A day when my beloved Wolverines received verbal commitments from six four star prospects in a matter of 12ish hours. . . . → Read More: 2013 Recruiting: So What’s Next?
Joseph Boyd, UMGoBlog.com: “Big framed WR with great size and strength, doubles as a DE for his HS team which is rare for a WR. Does a great job of shielding the ball and boxing out smaller defenders. Decent route runner but wasn’t asked to run very complex routes. Smooth athlete that easily transitions between speeds. Very good runner after the catch and shows good vision with the ball in his hands. Not a burner and lacks the elite speed and acceleration needed to separate from defenders vertically. Tends to allow the ball to get into his body instead of catching it with his hands. Will make for very good possession receiver and redzone target. Better route running and speed training could turn him into an all-around elite WR but is not at that level yet. As of now Treadwell looks like a taller version of Junior Hemmingway.” . . . → Read More: Profile for 2013 U of M Recruit Laquon Treadwell
From the Recruiting Forum, Moderator EFWolverine makes some early predictions on where 24/7’s 2013 recruit list will wind up:
1. 5* LB Jaylon Smith, Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers – Ohio State 2. 5* ATH Jalin Marshall, Middletown (OH) – Ohio State 3. 4* OT Steve Elmer, Midland (MI) – Notre Dame 4. 4* QB . . . → Read More: The Midwest, 2013
With the commitment from 2013 Elite Quarterback Shane Morris the Michigan coaching staff is obviously taking a look into the near future. To keep you up to date here is a list of players from the class of 2013 to keep a close eye on. These prospects either have Michigan offers or have expressed high . . . → Read More: The 2013 Michigan Football Recruiting Early Elite 11