Michigan Football Recruiting Update (4/8/11)

Scout.com recently released its top 300 prospects list for the 2012 class. Below is a list of kids who have expressed interest in Michigan and where we stand.


Gunner Kiel (#1 QB, #17 overall) – has an offer. ND lean? Not sure about his interest level in Michigan, but if Maty Mauk were to commit to ND first that could open things up.

Zeke Pike (#3 , #25) – has visited. Michigan is high on his list.

Maty Mauk (#5, #116) – has visited. Another ND lean? If not, Michigan is right up there.

Bennie Coney (#22, NR) – Coney just missed the top 300 and is a offer from RR and crew. There was still some interest a while back, but I would imagine he is further down the big board of QB’s.



Keith Marshall (#1 RB, #5 overall) – A kid everybody wants. Recently narrowed his list to around 12 schools, with Michigan being one of them.

Bri’onte Dunn (#4, #28) – an OSU verbal, but will visit Michigan at some point.

Wes Brown (#6, #44) – will be visiting for the spring game with Good Counsel teammates.

Greg Garmon (#11, #65) – could play other positions at 6’2", but most schools want him at RB. There is Michigan interest, but has stated he would like to play in the south.


Dorial Green-Beckham (#1 WR, #2 overall) – Dorial is an absolute freak of nature and will be a very tough get. The only reason I put him in here is because he and Zeke Pike have been talking. I can dream right??

Stefon Diggs (#2 S, #16 ) – Scout projects Diggs as a safety, but most schools want him at wide out. He will be visiting for the spring game.

Aaron Burbridge (#11, #84) – most think he is a Sparty lean, but you never know.

Dwayne Stanford (#16, #106) – grew up watching Michigan and seems pretty open.

Malik Gilmore (#40, #259) – seems to be intrigued by Michigan and Notre Dame and is open.




Ron Thompson (#5, #137) – Michigan looking great here.

Devin Funchess (#6, #146) – Michigan’s best shot at one of the Farmington trio?

Taylor McNamara (#7, #165) – seems pretty intrigued about Michigan. Hopefully we can get an official.

Evan Baylis (#9, #224) – was going to visit in April, not sure if he made it in or not.



Avery Young (#4 OT, #13 overall) – Young keeps his recruitment very tight, but a visit is possible.

Jordan Diamond (#9, #40) – Michigan is still looking very good with Diamond.

Zach Banner (#11, #45) – banner recently said that Michigan is on him very hard and will probably come on an official.

Erik Magnuson (#17, #96) – likes Michigan and says they stick out right now along with Miami and Oregon.

J.J. Denman (#18, #110) – lists Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin as his top four. A spring game visit is expected.

Paul Thurston (#19, #111) – plans on a May visit.

Shane Callahan (#24, #174) – made a visit to AA in March. He also has some family in Michigan.

Kyle Dodson (#29, #191) – visited AA a few weeks ago. He really likes Michigan and is starting to blow up quite a bit. Michigan should be there in the end.

Jonah Persig (#34, #225) – made a recent visit to Michigan and plans on coming back at some point.

Ben Braden (#43, NA) – Michigan commit. Just missed the top 300.


Jordan Simmons (#2 OG, #30 overall) – BEAST! His mentor is former Wolverine Courtney Morgan, hopefully that is enough to get a visit.


Adolphus Washington (#3 DE, #21 Overall) – the best of the DE’s in Ohio. Claims to be open….. we’ll see.

Se’Von Pittman (#10, #78) – he did visit a few weeks ago, have heard nothing. Most people think he’s another OSU lock, but they can’t take them all.

Chris Wormley (#13, #112) – long time Michigan fan. His recruitment will likely come down to UM and OSU.

Jordan Watkins (#15, #126) – very intelligent. Wide open and plans to cutting his list down to 20 or so school very soon.

Greg McMullen (#20, #159) – another Ohio kid who will probably end up in Columbus, but claims to be open and might visit AA.

Tom Strobel (#23, #200) – in a normal year, Strobel might have been the best DE in Ohio. Likes the Bucks, but is open.

Jarontay Jones (#37, NA) – just missed out on the 300. Followed Michigan for a long time and has family in Michigan as well. Talks very positively of the wolverines.

Matt Godin (#38, NA) – could it be just a matter of time before he commits to UM??

LaTroy Lewis (#41, NA) – not sure why he is ranked so low. Teammate of Greg McMullen, might visit.

Pharaoh Brown (#44, NA) – a bit of a project, but has a ton of talent. Visited a few weeks ago and plans on another this week.



Jarron Jones (#2 DT, #12 Overall) – received his UM offer about a month and a half ago, seemed pretty interested.

Tommy Schutt (#6, #46) – is making the rounds this spring and summer, including Michigan.

Aziz Shittu (#7, #50) – fast rising Cali star has expressed Um interest. Stanford will be tough to beat.

Sheldon Day (#9, #64) – Day and his mother visited Ann Arbor a few weeks back and really enjoyed it. Michigan is in good shape.

Vincent Valentine (#13, #98) – another kid who has been very quiet, but is planning on narrowing his list soon.

Danny O’Brien (#14, #141) – Tennessee lean?? UM still looks good, but has a little ground to make up on the Vols.

Ondre Pipkins (#17, #188) – for some reason Scout has Mario Ojemudia as a DT, so I’m moving Pipkins up one spot to #17 for them. List UM in his top 8ish group. A visit could go a long way.


James Ross (#2 ILB, #72 Overall) – pretty quiet as well, but the thought is that Michigan is in good shape with Ross.

Kaleb Ringer (#8, #206)– Ringer has made it pretty clear that Michigan is his leader. He will announce next Friday.


Kwon Alexander (#1 OLB, #15 Overall) – long shot, but he is considering all offers and will narrow it down to 10 sometime soon.

Royce Jenkins-Stone (#7, #105) – the once strong Michigan lead has now backed off on that statement and claims to be open. Most think he will end up Blue in the end.

Joe Bolden (#27, #238) – has a top three of Michigan, Cincinnati and Kentucky with Michigan on top. Could he be on the verge of committing?

Mario Ojemudia – again for some odd reason Scout has him ranked as a DT so I’m not quite sure where to rank him. Probably #15-20 OLB and around #175ish nationally. At Michigan he would be an OLB or a DE. He is probably a Sparty lean, but a recent visit to Michigan has upped the interest a little bit.



Terry Richardson (#8 CB, #139 Overall) – the Cass Tech product is open to all suitors. Michigan has work to do.

Armani Reeves (#10, #177) – visited a few weeks ago and seemed to enjoy it. Will take other visits.


LaDarrell McNeil (#4 S, #52 Overall) – another kid that has been very quiet, but open.

Jarrod Wilson (#10, #151) – enjoyed his visit in February putting Michigan high on his list. Offering his teammate WR Corey Smith may go a long way with Wilson.

Deon Bush (#15, #222) – a little underrated in my book, Deon has stated a few times that a Michigan visit is in his future plans.

Wayne Morgan (#19, #263) – another recent visitor who had a good time and possibly might make it back in for the spring game.


Ronald Darby (#2 CB, #47 Overall) – one of the fastest kids in the country, Darby has been concentrating on track for the most part. With track winding down his recruitment will pick up. Michigan might get a visit. He will probably be a corner, but running back is a possibility.

Devin Fuller (#10 QB, #163 Overall) – wants to play QB in college, so we’ll kind of see where that goes.