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 (4/8/11) 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.




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Profile for 2012 U of M Recruit Keith Marshall
  • Name: Keith Marshall
  • Position: Running Back
  • Height & Weight: 5’11” 190 lbs.
  • High School: Millbrook Wildcats (NC)
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A Chat with Keith Marshall

Keith Marshall is undoubtedly one of the top high school football players in the country regardless of position. He received a Michigan offer a few weeks ago and recently answered a few questions for UMGoBlog.

Sean O’Connell: I know you have a bunch of offers, would you mind naming a few of them?

Keith Marshall: “I have offers from most of the ACC and SEC schools.  I also have offers from schools like USC, Cal, Penn State, and Notre Dame.”

Sean O’Connell: What were your stats last season?

Keith Marshall: “1600 yards and 18 TD’s in 10 games.”

Sean O’Connell: Did you grow up pulling for a certain college team? If so, will this factor in on your decision?

Keith Marshall: “Yes. I liked a few different teams growing up but that won’t play a major role in my decision.”

Sean O’Connell: What are the main qualities that you will look for in a school?

Keith Marshall: “I look at the overall direction the football program is headed in, as well as the academic program.”

Sean O’Connell: Will location be a major factor for you?

Keith Marshall: “No.”

Sean O’Connell: Do you have a top list of schools yet? If not, when do you expect to narrow your list?

Keith Marshall: “No, I plan on narrowing down my list this summer.”

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