Team 134 Best Guess Recruiting Class: January 4th

1. QB: 5* \”Sugar\” Shane Morris, 6\’3\’\’ 190lbs. Warren, MI. (De La Salle HS)

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Shane Morris #12, QB (via Rivals.com)
The future of Michigan football, Shane is one of the top QB recruits in the nation and is the pro style quarterback that this offense needs moving forward. To make things even better, he is one of Michigan\’s best recruiters. 

Under Armor All American.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
2. RB: 5* Derrick Green, 6\’0\’\’ 220lbs. Richmond, VA (Hermitage HS)

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Derrick Green #27, RB (via 247sports)
The number one running back recruit, according to Rivals, and one of the best according to the rest of the recruiting world, Derrick Green is the big time power back that Hoke and Borges love. He had another good visit for the Michigan State game. With Auburn and Tennessee with new coaches and Michigan\’s high need for a stud, workhorse running back, the Wolverines are in the driver seat. 

Army All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: 75%
 
3. RB: 4* DeVeon Smith, 5\’11\” 210lbs. Warren, OH (Howland HS)
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DeVeon Smith #4, RB
A big, bruising back that can run over tacklers and take it to the house. Michigan is lucky to land this highly touted back, who will help bring back Pro-Style football to Ann Arbor.

Army All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
4. FB/HB: 4* Wyatt Shallman, 6\’3\’\’ 245lbs. Novi, MI (Catholic Central HS)
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Wyatt Shallman #49, FB
One of the best players in the state of Michigan and one of the best halfbacks/fullbacks in the nation. He can play all over the field and should make a big impact.

Semper Fidelis All-American 

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
5. TE: 3* Khalid Hill, 6\’3\’\’ 235lbs. Detroit, MI (Crockett HS)

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Khalid Hill #32, TE
Very athletic tight end that will be a pass catcher and a match up nightmare. Could be a very similar player to Kevin Koger.

Semper Fidelis All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
6. TE: 4* Jake Butt, 6\’6\’\’ 220lbs. Pickerington, OH (Pickerington HS North)
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Jake Butt #1, TE
Another big, athletic tight end that can catch down field and block. Could make a real impact as an all around tight end for the maize and blue.

Army All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
7. WR: 3* Da\’Mario Jones, 6\’2\’\’ 190lbs. Westland, MI (John Glenn HS)

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Da\’Mario Jones #11, WR

One of the three surprise commits, Jones is a playmaking wide out that moved up to Michigan from Ohio. He is a recruit similar to the ones Hoke has turned into stars back at San Diego State. 

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

 
8. WR: 4* Jaron Dukes, 6\’5\’\’ 195lbs. Columbus, OH (Marion-Franklin HS)
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Jaron Dukes #8, WR
Grew up a Michigan fan and has a ton of interest in the Wolverines. Has now committed to the Wolverines and should be the BIG target we need.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
9. WR: 3* Csont\’e York, 6\’3\’\’ 185lbs. Harper Woods, MI (Chandler Park Academy) 
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Csont\’e York #3, WR
Basically came out of nowhere, York jumped onto the scene after very strong showings at camps this Spring. He is a tall and physical wide out that can go up and get the ball at its highest point. He also shows great hands and fundamentals which are very good to see from a high school WR. 

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
10. C/OG: 5* Patrick Kugler, 6\’4\’\’ 280lbs. Wexford, PA (North Allegheny SHS)
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Patrick Kugler #57, OC
Son of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach, Sean Kugler, Patrick (6\’4\’\’ 280lbs) is one of the best offensive lineman in Pennsylvania and the nation. Can play either OG, but will most likely be the future All American Center in the Maize and Blue. 

Under Armor All American.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
11. OG: 5* Kyle Bosch, 6\’5\’\’ 290lbs. Wheaton, IL (St. Francis HS)
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Kyle Bosch #79, OT/OG
He was the first of the eight to commit on that glorious weekend. Could be a great depth player at first before taking over as a starter and impact player at a guard spot. 

Semper Fidelis All American.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
12. RT: 4* Logan Tuley-Tillman, 6\’7\’\’ 275lbs. Peoria, IL (Manuel HS)
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Logan Tuley-Tillman #72, OT
Road grading, mean, bookend tackle that had Michigan on top from the get-go. Had offers from schools like Alabama, ND, Ohio, Florida State, and Arkansas, but chose to go blue. 

Under Armor All American.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
13. OT/OG: 4* Christopher Fox, 6\’5\’\’ 285lbs. Parker, CO (Ponderosa HS)
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Chris Fox #73, OT/OG
Physical and athletic, Fox is a stud offensive lineman that can play multiple positions but I could see ending up at right guard. 

Army All American. 

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

14. OG: 4* David Dawson, 6\’4\’\’ 290lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)
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David Dawson #71, OG
The Wolverine de-commitment has been re-offered by Coach Hoke himself and after his mid-December visit, has decided to join the class of 2013 again! This is the best offensive guard in the country and could very well make an impact his freshmen year. 

Under Armor All-American 

Michigan\’s Chances: Re-Committed 
 
15. OG/OT: 4* Cameron Hunt, 6\’5\’\’ 260lbs. Corona, CA (Centennial HS)

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Cameron Hunt #78, OL

The Cal de-commit is one of the best offensive lineman in the country and has showed a ton of interest in Michigan. Rumors are swirling from the Michigan commits that Hunt is going to commit to Michigan, possibly at his official visit on January 11th. 

Under Armor All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: 50% 

 
16. WDE: 4* Taco Charlton, 6\’6\’\’ 235lbs. Pickerington, OH (Pickerington HS Central)
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Taco Charlton #33, DE
This athletic, fast, freak of an athlete can get after the quarterback very well. After an amazing showing at a California camp and the Columbus NFTC, he will be on the rise in rankings to at least a solid 4th. If he continues to put on size, he could be a very, very good player for the Wolverines.

Semper Fidelis All-American


Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
17. DT/SDE: 4* Henry Poggi, 6\’4\’\’ 265lbs. Baltimore, MD (Gilman School)
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Henry Poggi #7, DT
One of the top targets for the class of 2013, Poggi is an athletic and physical D-lineman that should really be a star in Mattison\’s defense. He is one of the biggest pickups for the Wolverines by committing to Michigan over Alabama. I think he could be a star and first round pick. 

Under Armour All American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
18. DT: 4* Maurice Hurst, 6\’2\’\’ 275lbs. Westwood, MA (Xaverian Brothers HS)
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Maurice Hurst #11, DT (via 247sports)
This interior force has just recently pulled the trigger on his Michigan offer, making him the 19th commitment of the class. He should put on weight and strength once he hits campus. One of my picks for most underrated commits. 

Semper Fidelis All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
19. LB: 4* Mike McCray, 6\’2\’\’ 220lbs. Trotwood, OH (Trotwood HS)
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Mike McCray #9, LB
He gave his pledge to the Wolverines out of the blue, and is a great pick up. Hes from a pipeline school and has been called \”the best athlete ive ever coached\” by his high school coach. He just recently was invited to The Opening, after he won the Linebacker MVP at the NFTC in Ohio. 

Under Armour All American.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
20. SSLB: 4* Ben \”Freak\” Gedeon, 6\’2\’\’ 205lbs. Hudson, OH (Hudson HS)
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Ben Gedeon #15, LB
\”Freak\” is his nickname and rightfully so, he is an absolute freak player. He is a stud on both sides of the ball, but could be the heart of the future Michigan defenses. Some could go as far to compare him to 1st round draft pick and tackling monster, BC LB Luke Kuechly.

U-19 National Team Player

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

21. MLB: 5* Reuben Foster, 6\’2\’\’ 235lbs. Auburn, AL (Auburn HS)

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Reuben Foster #2, MLB

One of the best linebackers in the past 10+ years of college football recruiting, Foster is an absolute stud recruit and a physical specimen that would be the Ray Lewis in Mattison\’s defense. He has struck up a great friendship with DT commit, Henry Poggi, and is in contact with the Michigan coaches. If he visits, Michigan could steal the best linebacker in the country on signing day. 

Under Armor All-American 

Michigan\’s Chances: 5% 

22. CB: 4* Ross Douglas, 5\’11\’\’ 180lbs. Avon, OH (Avon HS) 

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Ross Douglas #21, CB
A Penn State decommitment, Ross was one of the big names on the Michigan recruiting board before he committed to the Nittany Lions. After all of the sanctions, he has didn\’t even take an entire day to decommit and make a commitment to the Wolverines. He is a playmaker and a very good corner. Overall, a very, very good pick up. 

Semper Fidelis All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
 
23. CB: 4* Jourdan Lewis, 5\’10\’\’ 165lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)
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Jourdan Lewis #1, CB
A very talented cornerback from Cass Tech that is going to Michigan (where have we heard that before? T-Rich, Hollowell, etc.). Had a great Adidas Invitational and could be on his way up most recruiting rankings. 

Army All American.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

24. CB: 3* Reon Dawson, 6\’2\’\’ 180lbs, Trotwood, OH (Trotwood HS) 

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Reon Dawson #1, CB

The Illinois commit has been getting a lot of attention from the Michigan coaching staff. He has the size and ball skills that the staff has been coveting in their corners. If he visits and McQuay goes elsewhere, I think he will commit to Michigan. 

Michigan\’s Chances: 35% 

25. DB: 4* DeLano Hill, 6\’1\’\’ 195lbs, Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)

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DeLano Hill #11, DB

The Iowa commit and Cass Technician finally received his Michigan offer he\’s been waiting for. After his mid December visit, Hill has decided to join the rest of his Cass Tech teammates as a Michigan commit. 

Michigan\’s Chances: Committed

 
26. DB: 3* Channing Stribling, 6\’3\’\’ 170lbs. Matthews, NC (Butler)
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Channing Stribling #8, CB
The second surprise recruit/commit of the 2013 class, Stribling showed up to the Michigan summer camp and showed the coaches, first hand, what skills he has. He showed his great height, athleticism, fluid hips, and cover ability, which every team is looking for. 

Semper Fidelis All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED
27. S: 5* Dymonte Thomas, 6\’1\’\’ 180lbs. Alliance, OH. (Marlington HS) 
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Dymonte Thomas #1, S
An amazing athlete that can make plays all over the field. Is great friends with Shane Morris already and is helping recruit this class hard. Could be an All-American in the winged helmet and should see the field a lot as a true freshmen. 

Army All-American

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

28. LS: 5* Scott Sypniewski, 6\’1\’\’ 230lbs. Ottawa, IL (Ottawa Township HS)
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Scott Sypniewski #56, LS
Yep, Michigan offered a long snapper and like you would of guessed, everyone in the Michigan recruiting world freaked out. However, long snappers are getting offered more and more around the country, and Michigan landed the #2 LS in the 2013 class. Scott is a hard working kid that works with the best LS coaches in the country. He could be a preferred walkon if the scholarship limits get too tight.

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

29/Walk-On. CB: NR* Marquis McCullum, 6\’1\’\’ 180lbs. Birmingham, AL (Parker HS)

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Marquis McCullum, CB

One of the hidden gems in the nation, McCullum was in a bad car accident last year so he didn\’t go to any camps or anything. So, no one saw him and gave him a rating. He is a tall, strong, fast corner that could be a HUGE steal if Michigan gets him to commit. I think he will get an offer if McQuay does not commit. Also, could walk on and get future scholarship. 

Michigan\’s Chances: 50% (100% if offered)