2014 Recruiting – What’s Next? (Offense)

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), Maurice Ways (3* WR – Michigan), Ian Bunting (4* TE – Illinois), Mason Cole (4* OG – Florida), Michael Ferns (4* LB – Ohio) and Brian Mone (4* DT – Utah). The Wolverines also picked-up Brady Pallante (NR DT – Florida), who received a greyshirt offer, which means he’ll count against either the 2014 class or the 2015 class depending on how the numbers shake out. NOTE: Juwan Bushell-Beatty (3* OL – New Jersey) committed on 4/29.

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Wilton Speight – 6’6” 220lbs. Richmond, VA.Wilton Speight - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Talented depth is being built, but it is also young and unproven depth at this point. I could see the staff taking one RB in this class, but it wouldn’t be all bad if they missed out mainly because the 2015 has a few big time prospects that love Michigan.

Dravon Henry – 5’11” 180 lbs. Aliquippa, PA. Dravon is a longish shot at this point and has a top 4 schools of Ohio State, Pitt, PSU and West Virginia. He did however say that this list could change and is somewhat fluid. IF he visits UM there’s a shot there, but I just don’t see it at this point.

Jonathan Hilliman – 6’1” 210lbs. Jersey City, NJ. Hilliman just released his list of top 10 schools, with a top 3(in order) of Ohio State, Michigan and Alabama. He had planned on visiting in the spring, but nothing has been set in stone yet. If he does indeed visit, Michigan should be there until the end.

Joe Mixon – 6’0” 195lbs. Oakley, CA. Mixon is one of the most heavily recruited kids in the country regardless of position with somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 offers. He recently cut that list to a more convenient 16 which includes Michigan. He will likely take all of his officials and wait until the all-star games in January to decide. Michigan’s chances in snagging Mixon will again come down to whether or not he makes it to Ann Arbor.

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Profile for 2014 U of M Recruit Damon Webb

Jon Jennings, UMGoBlog.com: “Damon Webb is a speedy wide receiver who just transferred to Cass Tech. Webb has great speed and hands. He has the ability to catch the ball at its highest point. He understands the art of route-running and knows how to get separation.

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Name: Damon Webb

Position: Cornerback

Height & Weight: 6’0” 175 lbs.

High School: Cass Tech Technicians (MI)

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Five (or seven, thanks to Cass Tech) 2014 Midwest Defensive Recruits to Keep An Eye On

Five 2014 Midwest Defensive Recruits To Keep An Eye On. Malik McDowell, Dylan Roney, Gary Hosey, Jake Khoury, Johnny Miggins, William White, Deon Drake

Five 2014 Midwest Offensive Recruits to Keep An Eye On

1. Malik McDowell (DE – Detroit Loyola, MI) – Great sized defensive end prospect with great feet, quickness and speed off of the edge. Knows how to use his hands very well and has a great assortment of pass rushing moves.


2. Dylan Roney (Highlights: DE – Detroit Central Catholic, MI) – High motor kid who plays to the whistle and hustles to the ball. Never takes a play off. Very smart, very quick. Must put on some size.

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