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 Back (1 more?)
At one point it seemed that Michigan had a pretty sizable lead in the Isaac Sweepstakes, but he has recently committed to USC. Visiting a school that far away twice on your own dime should’ve told you that his interest in the Trojans was/is quite serious. I know that there are people out there that believe DeVeon Smith’s pledge was a deciding factor with Ty, but it wasn’t. You all know that SC is about to get another very good back in Justin Davis right?
Its pretty obvious that the Michigan coaches want Isaac as the second back in this class. I happen to like Green just as much and would seem to make the perfect plan B. There have been a lot of fluff about Green favoring certain schools, but he recently cleared up some of those rumors. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out over the coming months.
Seems like an option now, we’ll see if he visits.
Wide Receiver (1 more)
Treadwell continues to be Michigan’s #1 receiver target. With Jaron Dukes and Csont’e York already in the fold Treadwell has recently said that his timeline just might have to move up a bit. A return visit to AA is in the works and should happen pretty soon. I’d imagine he’d have a decision by early fall or so. Sam Webb arty.
The speedster from Arizona expressed interest in visiting earlier in the spring, but things have quieted down a bit since then. Allen seems like a long shot right now.
Harris seems like the best option other than Treadwell. It looks like there is mutual interest between he and Michigan.
The explosive west coast prospect has expressed some interest in visiting, but has not set a visit date as of yet. Sam Webb talked to him around a month ago: “I would definitely like to (visit Michigan)," said Larue. "At this point I’m not able to say when I’ll actually be getting down to Michigan and checking it out. I don’t have an official date yet, but I definitely want to go down there and check it out and see what they have to offer." If he visits there’s a shot, but Larue doesn’t seem like a likely option at this point.
Alvin Bailey, Zack Bradshaw and Jordan Cunningham
Defensive End (1-2 strong-side)
I’m not 100% sure that he has an offer, but he is an option either way. He’s a big kid who is pretty raw, but is a solid prospect. He visited a little over a month ago and enjoyed his trip to AA. He has been to Illinois a few times and they seem to be the slight leader right now. However, new teams seem to be gaining interest by the week and a decision is a ways down the road.
Bower had a nice performance at this weekends Baltimore NFTC and plans on visiting Michigan in late July.
Visited Michigan in early April and named the Wolverines his leader. He then visited Nebraska a few weeks later and named the Huskers his new leader. Since then he says that Michigan, Nebraska and Washington are atop his list. Mathis is a longshot, but says he will make Michigan one of his officials this fall.
Defensive Tackle (1-2)
Michigan has long been at or near the top for Poggi and although things have been a little quiet recently, that thought still seems to be holding true. It sounds like Poggi will be taking some more visits this summer. A decision doesn’t seem all that likely anytime soon.
Maurice Hurst Jr.
This is a name to watch out for. Michigan coaches have been in his school recently and Hurst plans on a visit sometime soon. He does not have an offer yet, but one might be extended on his visit. Maurice was also just nominated for the Army All-American Game.
Scott Pagano, Elijah Qualls and Eddie Vanderdoes are all official visit possibilities.
The Good Counsel product enjoyed his Michigan visit during the spring. Most believe that he’ll head to Virginia Tech, but Michigan did make his top 4. Time will tell, but I’m not holding my breath. Getting him on campus for another visit would be big for the Wolverines.
Easily one of the best players in the country, Cravens would be a gigantic steal for Michigan. The Wolverines are in his top 5 and will visit before he decides on his mother’s birthday (June 6th), but he has been USC’s to lose for a very, very long time.
There were some rumblings a few weeks ago of him making his way to AA for a visit, but I have not heard of anything new since then. If he visits, Michigan has a punchers chance.