First Team 135 Best Guess Recruiting Class: Dec 12th

With the 2013 Michigan recruiting class almost full, we will put together out much anticipated, first edition of the Best Guess 2014 Michigan recruiting class!

Wide receivers and defensive ends will be a top target, especially with plenty of top flight prospects having interest in Michigan. Also, at least one QB will be needed.

Check it:

1. QB: 3* Tyler Wiegers, 6\’3\’\’ 190lbs. Beverly Hills, MI (Country Day) 

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Tyler Wiegers #8, QB

-One of the top junior QBs in the state of Michigan, Wiegers has already connected with Michigan but is still waiting on an offer. I think if he gets it, he could be a \”commit on the spot\” kind of recruit.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

2. RB: 3* Joe Mixon, 6\’1\’\’ 195lbs. Oakley, CA (Freedom HS)

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Joe Mixon #20, RB

-A true playmaker, Mixon is a top level prospect that landed his Michigan offer recently. He has an Adrian Peterson running style and should be a stud.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Warming

3. RB/FB/LB: 3* Gary Hosey, 6\’0\’\’ 230lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)

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Gary Hosey #8, ATH

-Uncommited and Not Offered. A Linebacker and Running back at Michigan academy aka Cass Tech, Hosey could fit the hard nosed running style that Hoke loves.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

4. WR: 3* Corey Holmes, 6\’0\’\’ 180lbs. Ft Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)

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Corey Holmes,  WR

-Morris will need as many top flight, playmaking receivers as possible. Holmes fits that mold perfectly and really seems to be favoring Michigan. He could be that elusive #1 receiver needed.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very good

5. WR: 4* Dominique Booth, 6\’1\’\’ 190lbs. Indianapolis, IN (Pike HS)

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Dominique Booth #1, WR

-Uncommited and Not Offered. Another, talented receiver to add to the bunch. Booth can be a game changer and a huge pick up.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

6. WR: 3* Maurice Ways, 6\’4\’\’ 180lbs. Beverly Hills, MI (Country Day)

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Maurice Ways #9, WR

-A big play threat at wide out, Ways is teammates with 2014 recruit, Tyler Wiegers, and is one of the top receivers and players in Michigan. He could be the steal of the class if Michigan offers and he commits before his Senior year. He is also a basketball recruit.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

7. WR. 4* Artavis Scott, 5\’11\’\’ 180lbs. Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake)

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Artavis Scott #7, WR

-The quick twitch slot receiver would be a package deal with his teammate, 4* OT Mason Cole. They are both offered and looking to play together, and they both have shown big interest in Michigan.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

8. WR: 3* Derek Kief, 6\’5\’\’ 190lbs. Cincinnati, OH (La Salle HS) 

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Derek Kief #10, WR

-The big, tall receiver is one to definitely keep your eye on for this 2014 class. He has visited Michigan and really seemed to like it. This could be a Michigan-O$U battle but we may have the upper hand. Once an offer is given out, watch for a commitment in the near future.

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-Michigan\’s Chances: Very good.

9. TE: 3* Jeb Blazevich, 6\’5\’\’ 240lbs. Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Christian School)

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Jeb Blazevich #89, TE

-One of the top TE\’s in the nation has been courted by the Michigan coaching staff already. Will be another tough get.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

10. OT/OG: 4* Jamarco Jones, 6\’5\’\’ 285lbs. Chicago, IL (De La Salle Institute)

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Jamarco Jones #52, OL

-Already seems to be loving Michigan, having already visited multiple times. Would be another great tackle pick up for Hoke and company.

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Michigan\’s Chances: High

11. OT: 3* Denzel Ward, 6\’8\’\’ 290lbs. Chicago, IL (Hales Francsican HS)

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Denzel Ward #54, OT

-The 2nd commitment of the 2014 class, Ward is a monster that is as raw as can be. He could become great with the great line coaches in Ann Arbor.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Committed

12. OT/OG: 3* Alex Bars, 6\’6\’\’ 286 lbs. Nashville, TN (Montgomery Bell Academy)

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Alex Bars #70, OT

-Brother of 2012 commit, Blake Bars. Alex is another very good prospect that seems like a sure get sooner or later.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very good

13. OG: 4* Mason Cole, 6\’4\’\’ 260lbs. Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake HS)

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Mason Cole #61, OG

-Said that Michigan \”felt like home\” when he visited for the MSU game. He could very well be one of the next couple commits.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very good

14. DT: 4* Bryan Mone, 6\’4\’\’ 316lbs. Salt Lake City, UT (Highland HS)

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Bryan Mone #52, DT

-Teammate of 2012 signee and FB, Sione Houma. Mone has been hearing about and from Michigan for awhile now. Could very well be the next commit for Hoke and staff.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very good

15. DE/DT: 4* Malik McDowell, 6\’6\’\’ 300lbs. Detroit, MI (Loyola HS)

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Malik McDowell #67, DE

-Probably the #1 player in Michigan, #1 DE in the midwest and possibly one of the top 50 prospects in the country, McDowell is a must get for Hoke.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

16. DE: 3* Lawrence Marshall, 6\’3\’\’ 205lbs. Southfield, MI (Southfield HS)

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Lawrence Marshall #12,  DE

-One of the top players in Michigan, Marshall is a very good athlete who landed his Michigan offer recently. I think he very well be a Blue lean and should have his ratings go up big when he gets to some camps.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very good

17. DE: 3* Gelen Robinson, 6\’2\’\’ 230lbs. Saint John, IN (Lake Central HS)

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Gelen Robinson #9, DE

-Brother of basketball star freshmen, Glen Robinson III, Gelen is an amazing athlete that could be used as a down lineman or in the OLB/Jake Ryan role.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

18. DE/LB: 3* Joe Henderson, 6\’4\’\’ 215lbs. Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights HS)

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Joe Henderson, DE/OLB

-One of the more underrated prospects in the class, Henderson has the size and ability to play either rush defensive end or strong side linebacker.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Very good

19. LB: 4* LB Michael Ferns, 6\’3\’\’ 235lbs. St. Clairsville, OH (St. Clairsville HS)

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Michael Ferns #10, LB

– The first commit of the 2014 class, Ferns is a stud linebacker that could be an All-American in the Mattison/Hoke defense. Look for him to be a top 100 player and top 10 LB in the class.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Committed.

20. LB: 4* Nyles Morgan, 6\’3\’\’ 220lbs. Crete, IL (Crete-Monee HS)

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Nyles Morgan #5, LB

-Teammate of top 2013 Michigan target, WR LaQuon Treadwell, Morgan is a stud linebacker who has the body, skills, and athleticism to be a star.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

21. CB: 4* Damon Webb, 6\’0\’\’ 175lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)

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Damon Webb #2, CB

-One of the best players in this class in Michigan and one of the best DBs in the country. Webb is another Cass Tech player that will be apart of this class sooner or later.

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Michigan\’s Chances: High

22. CB: 4* Parrker Westphal, 6\’0\’\’ 175lbs. Bolingbrook, IL (Bolingbook HS)

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Parrker Westphal #21, CB

-Another player who the coaching staff seems to be targeting very heavily, Westphal has the perfect size and skill set to fit what Mattison wants in his corners.

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Michigan\’s Chances: High

23. S: 3* Montae Nicholson, 6\’3\’\’ 200lbs. Monroeville, PA (Gateway HS)

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Montae Nicholson, S

-Michigan has had him on campus multiple times and he really seems to be growing a bond with the coaches. Nicholson is a playmaking safety that the staff seems to love.

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Michigan\’s Chances: Good

24. Kicker/Punter

-Hoke should be looking for a new kicker/punter for this class. Wile could be the punter and kicker during his final years, so a player or two is needed.

Go Blue.