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.
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I will no longer predict a lull in recruiting as long as Brady Hoke is the coach of this team. Anthony Standifer made it up to AA on Wednesday for a visit and made a surprise commitment to the Wolverines. Standifer was a bit of a sleeper up until a few weeks ago when Michigan offered him. He’s a good sized kid at 6’1” and should be a nice compliment to Terry Richardson on the other side. Michigan legacy recruit Allen Gant also made his pledge to the Wolverines this week. Gant has been one of the top player in Ohio since his freshman year and will be a strong safety for the Wolverines. Michigan was actually expecting New Yorker Wayne Morgan to commit as well, but that never materialized. It seems that the two parties have gone their separate ways and both will look elsewhere.
Sam Webb wrote in the Detroit News a great piece about the effects of the firing of Jim Tressel will have on some Ohio recruits.
The Bleacher Report talks about the same thing.
Scout.com’s Allen Trieu gives his thoughts on recent Michigan commits Allen Gant and Anthony Standifer in his Midwest Recruiting Notebook.
TomVH of MGOBLOG reports that Cali DT Aziz Shittu has reopened his recruitment and Michigan might get a visit.
In older news, Adolphus Washington names his top 5. He and his teammate Dwayne Stanford would like to attend the same school and will be visiting Michigan sometime soon.
Georgia defensive end Jordan Jenkins recently said that he might visit Michigan. A week later he reports that he’ll stick closer to home ($ scout.com).
Jehu Chesson (WR) – 6’3” 175 lbs. Ladue, MO.
Eric Olson (OT) – 6’6” 265 lbs. Cambridge, MA
Jake Rodrigues – Oregon.
Michael Starts – Texas Tech.
Recruiting continues to stay hot for the Wolverines with the commit of Detroit, MI cornerback Terry Richardson. The Cass Tech Technician is the next in line of undersized, but very gifted corners to commit to Michigan. Richardson has very good hips and a nice back pedal. He’ll need a little bulking up, but has the skill set to be a good player. Terry picked Michigan over Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC.
Devan Bogard (S) – 6’1” 180 lbs. Cleveland, OH.
Drae Bowles (WR) – 6’1” 205 lbs. Jackson, TN.
Faith Ekakitie (DT/SDE) – 6’3” 275 lbs. Lake Forest, IL
Allen Gant (S) – 6’2” 205 lbs. Sylavania, OH. Legacy recruit.
Eli Harold (WDE) – 6’3” 220 lbs. Virginia Beach, VA.
Will Hines (CB/S) – 6’1” 175 lbs. Michigan will be a factor here.
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The biggest news of the past week has been the verbal commits of offensive linemen Ben Braden and Caleb Stacey. Last weekend was a very busy weekend visit wise in Ann Arbor. A number of prospects made it in and so far Michigan has received outstanding reviews.
E.J. Fatu. – Klein, TX fullback.
Daniel Isadora – a fast rising offensive guard prospect out of Florida.
Kyle Marrs – an offensive tackle and Oklahoma verbal.
Michael Starts – another offensive lineman out of Texas.
Daniel David – stud inside linebacker from Texas, who has offers from everywhere.
Kenneth Crawley – impressive conerback prospect from D.C.
Shane Morris – 2013 Michigan quarterback prospect. Will be the top QB out of Michigan next season and possibly the best player in the state overall.
LB Camren Williams (Penn State)
DT Jafar Mann (Florida)
Visits This Week (* denotes offer)
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