2016 Top 5 Per Position Recruiting Board: February

The Michigan coaching staff has already let several recruits know that they\’re expecting the #1 recruiting class in the country in 2016. And they have showed it with the amount of interest expressed and offers extended to the top talent in the class. To see who I believe the staff will be targeting, here is my top 5 per position 2016 recruiting board:

Quarterback (1)

  1. KJ Costello, 6’4” 205lbs. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Santa Margarita HS)
  2. Jacob Eason, 6’5” 205lbs. Lake Stevens, WA (Lake Stevens HS) – Georgia 
  3. Shea Patterson, 6’2” 185lbs. Shreveport, LA (Calvery Baptist Academy)
  4. Jarrett Guarantano, 6’4” 195lbs. Oradell, NJ (Bergen Catholic HS)
  5. Messiah deWeaver, 6’4” 205lbs. Trotwood, OH (Trotwood Madison HS)

Running Back (1-2)

  1. Kareem Walker, 6’1” 190lbs. Wayne, NJ (De Paul Catholic) – Ohio State
  2. Elijah Holyfield, 5’11” 190lbs. Atlanta, GA (Woodward Academy)
  3. Robert Washington, 5’10” 192lbs. Huntersville, NC (Southlake Christian HS)
  4. Kentrail Moran, 5’10” 180lbs. O’Fallon, IL (O’Fallon HS)
  5. Matt Falcon, 6’0” 200lbs. Southfield, MI (Southfield HS)

Fullback (1)

  1. Kingston Davis, 6\’1\’\’ 225lbs. Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  2. Luke Termin, 6\’1.5\’\’ 231lbs. Rockwall, TX (Rockwall)
  3. Malik Miller, 5\’11\’\’ 229lbs. Madison, AL (Madison Academy)

Wide Receiver (2-3)

  1. Dylan Crawford, 6’1” 175lbs. La Canada Flintridge, CA (St. Francis HS)
  2. Theo Howard, 6’0” 170lbs. Thousand Oaks, CA (Oaks Chrisitan)
  3. Donnie Corley, 6’2” 170lbs. Wyandotte, MI (Detroit King HS)
  4. Brad Hawkins, 6’2” 190lbs. Camden, NJ (Camden HS)
  5. Josh Imatorbhebhe, 6’3” 202lbs. Suwannee, GA (North Gwinnett)

Tight End (1-2)

  1. Isaac Nauta, 6’5” 239lbs. Buford, GA (Burford HS) – FSU
  2. Devin Asiasi, 6’5” 230lbs. Concord, CA (De La Salle)
  3. Luke Ferrell, 6’6” 220lbs. Perry, OH (Perry HS)
  4. Naseir Upshur, 6’3” 231lbs. Philadelphia, PA (Imhotep Institute)
  5. Kaden Smith, 6’5” 235lbs. Flower Mound, TX (Marcus)

Offensive Tackle (1-2: Erik Swenson)

  1. Michael Jordan, 6’6” 265lbs. Canton, MI (Plymouth HS)
  2. Michael Menet, 6’4” 245lbs. Reading, PA (Exeter Township)
  3. Clark Yarbrough, 6’6” 255lbs. Woodberry Forest, VA (Woodberry Forest HS)
  4. EJ Price, 6’6” 262lbs. Lawrenceville, GA (Central Gwinnett HS)
  5. Greg Little, 6’6” 285lbs. Allen, TX (Allen HS)

Offensive Guard/Center (1-2)

  1. Ben Bredeson, 6’5” 255lbs. Hartland, WI (Arrowhead)
  2. Terrance Davis, 6’4” 305lbs. Hyattsville, MD (DeMatha Catholic)
  3. Michael Onwenu, 6’2” 300lbs, Detroit, MI (Cass Tech)
  4. Richard Merritt, 6’5” 325lbs. Washington, DC (Archbishop Carroll)
  5. Thiyo Lukusa, 6’5” 300lbs. Traverse City, MI (Traverse City West)

Nose Tackle (1-2)

  1. Dexter Lawrence, 6’5” 290lbs. Wake Forest, NC (Wake Forest)
  2. Michael Onwenu, 6’2” 300lbs, Detroit, MI (Cass Tech)
  3. Kendell Jones, 6\’5\’\’ 315lbs. Killeen, TX (Shoemaker)
  4. Chris Daniels, 6\’4\’\’ 285lbs. Euless, TX (Trinity)
  5. Garrett Rand, 6’3” 275lbs. Chandler, AZ (Hamilton HS)

Defensive Tackle (1-2)

  1. Rashan Gary, 6’4” 280lbs. Scott Plains, NJ (Paramus Catholic)
  2. Ed Oliver, 6’2” 285lbs. Houston, TX (Westfield)
  3. Boss Tagaloa, 6\’3\’\’ 250lbs. Concord, CA (De La Salle)
  4. Kyree Campbell, 6’4” 270lbs. Woodbridge, VA (Freedom HS)
  5. Mike Williams, 6\’2\’\’ 280lbs. Fort Worth, TX (All Saints Episcopal)

Defensive End (1-2)

  1. Rahshaun Smith, 6’3” 225lbs. Towson, MD (IMG Academy)
  2. Connor Murphy, 6’7” 250lbs. Phoenix, AZ (Brophy College Prep)
  3. Khalid Kareem, 6’4” 240lbs. Farmington Hills, MI (Farmington Harrison HS)
  4. Josh King, 6’6” 250lbs. Darien, IL (Hinsdale South HS)
  5. Prince Sammons, 6’8” 260lbs. Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Hills Christian)

Outside Linebacker (1-2)

  1. Caleb Kelly, 6’3” 215lbs. Fresno, CA (Clovis West HS)
  2. Jeffrey McCulloch, 6’2” 225lbs. Houston, TX (Aldine Davis)
  3. Daelin Hayes, 6’2” 210lbs. West Bloomfield, MI (Ann Arbor Skyline) – USC
  4. Devin Bush Jr, 6\’0\’\’ 220lbs. Hollywood, FL (Flanagan)
  5. Erick Fowler, 6\’3\’\’ 210lbs. Manor, TX (Manor)

Inside Linebacker (1-2: Dele Harding)

  1. Dontavious Jackson, 6’2” 237lbs. Houston, TX (Alief Elsik)
  2. Jonathan Jones, 6’2” 220lbs. Orlando, FL (Oak Ridge)
  3. Shaq Quarterman, 6’1” 237lbs. Orange Park, FL (Oakleaf HS)
  4. Lokeni Toailoa, 6\’1\’\’ 212lbs. Rialto, CA (Wilmer Amina Carter)
  5. Eric Rogers, 6’1” 225lbs. Warren, MI (De La Salle HS)

Cornerback (2-3)

  1. Levonta Taylor, 5’10” 172lbs. Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes)
  2. Levert Hill, 5’11” 165lbs. Detroit, MI (King) – PSU
  3. Damar Hamlin, 6’0” 175lbs. Pittsburgh, PA (Central Catholic)
  4. David Long Jr, 6\’0\’\’ 175lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Loyola)
  5. Wayne Davis, 5’11” 165lbs. Norfolk, VA (Lake Taylor)

Safety (1-2)

  1. Ahmir Mitchell, 6’2” 190lbs. Egg Harbor City, NJ (Cedar Creek HS)
  2. Jordan Fuller, 6\’2\’\’ 190lbs. Westwood, NJ (Old Tappan)
  3. CJ Pollard, 6’1” 180lbs. Gardena, CA (Junipero Serra)
  4. Calvin Bundage, 6’3” 195lbs. Edmond, OK (Santa Fe)
  5. Marquel Dismuke, 6’1” 180lbs. Carson, CA (Compton Dominguez)

Special Teams (0-1 KR, 1 P)

  1. KR: Demetric Felton, 5\’10\’\’ 170lbs. Temecula, CA (Great Oak)
  2. P/K: Quinn Nordin, 6\’1\’\’ 200lbs. Rockford, CA (Rockford)
  3. P: Will Hart, 6\’2\’\’ 175lbs. Cleveland, OH (University)
  4. P: Jonn Young, 6\’1\’\’ 190lbs. Mocksville, NC (Davie Country)
  5. P: Braden Mann, 6\’0\’\’ 190lbs. Cypress, TX (Cy-Fair) – Texas A&M