After (probably) the greatest weekend in Michigan sports and football recruiting history, Brady Hoke and Co. are what we in the business like to call \”On Fire\”. On Saturday, February 18th, same day as the Michigan/Ohio bball game (great victory), Michigan landed SIX 4 star recruits for the class of 2013! To make things even better, they added two more elite 4 star recruits on Sunday and one on Wednesday to bring the total to 12 (We didnt have our first recruit last year until March). This has been just as amazing as this.
So, after that amazing weekend, I have come up with my first edition of the Best Guess Recruiting Class for 2013 and Team 134!
1. QB: 5* \”Sugar\” Shane Morris, 6\’3\’\’ 190lbs. Warren, MI. (De La Salle HS)
–COMMITTED. The future of Michigan football, Shane is the #1 QB recruit 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. Morris Highlights
|Shane Morris #12, QB|
2. RB: 4* Ty Isaac, 6\’2\’\’ 195lbs. Joliet, IL (Joliet Catholic Academy)
–Offered and Uncommitted. Absolute stud running back who put up crazy numbers in his last game of his junior season (515 yards and 5 touchdowns on 26 carries). Is the perfect Michigan back and seems to be favoring the Wolverines. Isaac Highlights
|Ty Isaac #4, RB|
3. FB/HB: 4* Wyatt Shallman, 6\’3\’\’ 245lbs. Novi, MI (Catholic Central HS)
– COMMITTED . One of the best players in the state of Michigan and one of the best halfbacks in the nation. He can play all over the field and should make a big impact. Shallman Highlights.
|Wyatt Shallman #49, HB/FB|
4. TE: 3* Khalid Hill, 6\’3\’\’ 235lbs. Detroit, MI (Crockett HS)
– COMMITTED . Very athletic tight end that will be a pass catcher and a match up nightmare. Could be a very similar player to Kevin Koger. Hill Highlights.
|Khalid Hill, TE|
5. TE: 4* Jake Butt, 6\’6\’\’ 220lbs. Pickerington, OH (Pickerington HS North)
– COMMITTED . Another big, athletic tight end that can catch down field and block. Should be a stud for the maize and blue. Butt Highlights.
|Jake Butt #1, TE|
6. WR: 5* Robert Foster, 6\’2\’\’ 190lbs. Monaca, PA (Central Valley HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . One of the best athletes and wide receivers in this class, Foster has the chance to be a superstar with Morris at QB. Would be an amazing pick up. He should be visiting sooner rather than later. Foster Highlights.
|Robert Foster #4, WR|
7. WR: 4* Laquon Treadwell, 6\’3\’\’ 190lbs. Crete, IL (Crete-Monee HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . Big time, play making wide receiver that can make catches all over the field. Is all over Michigan and seems to be favoring them. Treadwell Highlights.
|Laquon Treadwell, WR|
8. WR: 4* Jaron Dukes, 6\’5\’\’ 195lbs. Columbus, OH (Marion-Franklin HS)
– COMMITTED . 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. Dukes Highlights.
|Jaron Dukes #8, WR|
9. OT: 5* Laremy Tunsil, 6\’6\’\’ 275lbs. Lake City, FL (Columbia-South HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . Mattison has said they need to recruit Florida hard to compete with Ohio, and this could be the perfect time. Tunsil is a big, athletic OT that can move and block very well. Could be a monster pick up. Tunsil Highlights.
|Laremy Tunsil #77, OT|
10.OT/OG: 4* Kyle Bosch, 6\’5\’\’ 290lbs. Wheaton, IL (St. Francis HS)
– COMMITTED . 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 starter at a tackle or guard spot. Bosch Highlights.
|Kyle Bosch #79, OT/OG|
11. OT: 4* Logan Tuley-Tillman, 6\’7\’\’ 275lbs. Peoria, IL (Manuel HS)
– COMMITTED . Road grading, mean blindside 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. LTT Highlights.
|Logan Tuley-Tillman #72, OT|
12. OT/OG: 4* Christopher Fox, 6\’5\’\’ 285lbs. Parker, CO (Ponderosa HS)
– COMMITTED . Physical and athletic, Fox is a stud offensive lineman that can play multiple positions but I could see ending up as a guard. Fox Highlights.
|Chris Fox #73, OT/OG|
13. OG/OC: 4* David Dawson, 6\’4\’\’ 290lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)
– COMMITTED . Was offered and committed on the spot, that shows his love for Michigan. He is very aggressive, mean, has great hands and feet, and can play all along the O-Line, but I can see him bulking on weight and becoming an outstanding center or guard. Dawson Highlights.
|David Dawson, OG/OC|
14. DE: 4* Taco Charlton, 6\’6\’\’ 235lbs. Pickerington, OH (Pickerington HS Central)
– COMMITTED . This athletic, freak of an athlete can get after the quarterback very well. If he continues to put on size, he could be a very, very good player for the Wolverines. Charlton Highlights.
|Taco Charlton #33, DE|
15. NT: 4* Rod Crayton, 6\’1\’\’ 285lbs. Dadeville, AL (Dadeville HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . Just visited Ann Arbor and seemed to really come away impressed. Hoke and Mattison both seem to really like him. Crayton Highlights.
|Rod Crayton #70, NT|
16. DT: 4* Henry Poggi, 6\’4\’\’ 265lbs. Baltimore, MD (Gilman School)
–Offered and Uncommitted. One of the top targets for the class of 2013, Poggi is an athletic and physical D-lineman that could really be a star in Mattison\’s defense. Poggi Interview.
|Henry Poggi #7, DT|
17. LB: 4* Ben \”Freak\” Gedeon, 6\’2\’\’ 205lbs. Hudson, OH (Hudson HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . This is another top rated linebacker that has been all over the Michigan program lately. Hopefully Hoke puts the full court press on him. Gedeon Highlights.
|Ben Gedeon #15, LB|
18. LB: 4* EJ Levenberry, 6\’3\’\’ 220lbs. Woodbridge, VA (C.D. Hylton HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . Another freak athlete at linebacker that can make all the plays and hit like a ton of bricks. Would be a perfect fit at OLB in Mattison\’s defense. Levenberry Highlights.
|EJ Levenberry #10 (Michigan), LB|
19. LB: 4* Dorian O\’Daniel, 6\’2\’\’ 205lbs. Olney, MD (Good Counsel HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . A very talented linebacker from GC (same school as Blake Countess). He seems to be very interested in Michigan and will be visiting for the Spring Game. O\’Daniel Highlights.
|Dorian O\’Daniel #6, LB|
20. CB: 5* Kendall Fuller, 6\’0\’\’ 185lbs. Olney, MD (Good Counsel HS)
– Offered and Uncommitted . One of the best defensive players in the nation, Fuller is teammates with O\’Daniel and good friends with Blake Countess. He will be at the Spring Game in Ann Arbor. He is compared to Charles Woodson, fyi. Fuller Highlights.
|Kendall Fuller #5, CB|
21. CB: 4* Jourdan Lewis, 5\’9\’\’ 160lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)
– COMMITTED . A very talented cornerback from cass tech that is going to Michigan (where have we heard that before? T-Rich, Hollowell, etc.). Lewis Highlights.
|Jourdan Lewis #1, CB|
22. S: 4* Dymonte Thomas, 6\’1\’\’ 180lbs. Alliance, OH. (Marlington HS)
– COMMITTED . 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. Thomas Highlights.
|Dymonte Thomas #1, S|
and thats the #1 recruiting class in the nation! Even Kate Upton\’s celebrating for us. Go Blue!