With scholarship recruit #18 committing today, the Maize and Blue are on a roll. Now that Brady Hoke has taken over it seems like, for the first time in a LONG time, that Michigan has legit shot with any and every single recruit out there. It doesnt matter if they are 5 star recruits, Hoke and Co get them on the phone and get them out to Ann Arbor, and the prospects seem to come away extremely impressed and put Michigan in their top/remaining schools.
So with all of that being said, what can we expect with the remaining 8 scholarships? Well if the past couple months are any sign, then we might be in store for one of the best recruiting classes, not only in the nation, but in Michigan football history.
My best guess (and pipe dream) take on the final 8 (In order of my best guessed commitment date):
1. 5* OT Kyle Kalis, 6\’5\’\’ 305lbs, Lakewood, OH. (St. Edwards HS)
– Rumor has is that he is already a silent commit and will be visiting this weekend or next.
2. 4* DE Chris Wormley, 6\’5\’\’ 250. Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer HS)
– Another player that may be a silent commit, but seems inevitable he commits soon.
3. 4* NT Ondre Pipkins, 6\’3\’\’ 320lbs. Kansas City, MO (Park Hill HS)
-Just like the players before, it just seems like he\’s a Michigan lock, would shock me if hes not blue.
4. 5* DE Aldophus Washington, 6\’6\’\’ 240. Cincinnati, OH. (Taft HS)
-Named his top 5 and O$U was not in it. Michigan may be his out right leader after his trip.
5. 4* WR Dwayne Stanford, 6\’4\’\’ 195lbs. Cincinnati, OH. (Taft HS)
-Since Washington is #4 on the list, Stanford is obviously #5, since they are a package deal.
This is where things get interesting. With only 3 spots left I have the best guess(A) and a great scenario(B):
6(A&B). 5* RB Brionte Dunn, 6\’1\’\’ 215lbs. Canton, OH. (GlenOak HS)
-This should be right before the season and O$U will be hit with a bowl ban, byebye Suckeyes, Hello Heisman.
7(A). 4* WR Jordan Payton, 6\’2\’\’ 205lbs. Westlake Village, CA (Oaks Christian HS)
-After de-committing from USC, Payton has expressed his interest in Michigan, a visit could seal it.
7(B). 5* OT Zach Banner, 6\’9\’\’ 310lbs. Lakewood, WA. (Lake HS)
-A possibility, hopefully Michigan can pull of the unthinkable and get this monster prospect.
8(A). 5* OT Jordan Diamond, 6\’6\’\’ 290lbs. Chicago, IL. (Simeon Vocational HS)
-Seems like he has been a Michigan lean forever, but bigger programs have been trying to pull him away.
8(B). 5* OG Joshua Garnett, 6\’5\’\’ 275, Puyallup, WA. (Puyallup HS)
-Best friends with Banner, and has said they wanna play together in college, hey it could happen!
It could be possible Michigan can find one more spot, especially if they want too (just tell the small slot receivers and bad RR recruits they won\’t play and can transfer if they want)
Possibilities for #9 commit:
- 4* WR Aaron Burbridge
- 4* DT Danny O\’Brien
- 5* DT Aziz Shittu
- 4* TE Ron Thompson
- 5* OT Andrus Peat
- 3* FB EJ Fatu
- 4* DT Sheldon Day
- 5* OT Kyle Murphy
Obviously a lot of this is my guesses and hopes and dreams, but if we can pull any combination of these elite prospects off, then we should have a top 3 class.
Last but not least, WR Jordan Payton mentioned something about a \”Fab Five\” group of players signing together. Here is the quote:
\”I\’m going to tell you this, it\’s going to be interesting the next couple of weeks in recruiting…You\’re going to see a lot of changes. Just think Fab Five\”
I think he just let that one slip because he quickly tried to cover it by saying that doesn\’t mean its Michigan, they just said it was \”like\” the fab five. That could be a big time thing, and since he\’s an elite prospect and from the west coast I could see these 5 fabbing it up in Ann Arbor together: