Looking Ahead: Top 2018 Recruits to Remember

Though the 2017 class is the headliner at the moment, the Michigan coaching staff is starting to extend several offers and build relationships to the sophomore/2018 class. Laying this groundwork is extremely important to bring in an elite level class that is expected from Harbaugh and company throughout their time in Ann Arbor.

To keep you up to date, here are a ton of top 2018 recruits to remember moving forward:


  1. Allan Walters, 6’2” 200lbs. Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic)
  2. Cameron Rising, 6’2” 180lbs. Newbury Park, CA (Newbury Park)
  3. Trevor Lawrence, 6’5” 185lbs. Cartersville, GA (Cartersville)
  4. Phil Jurkovec, 6’5” 190lbs. Gibsonia, PA (Pine-Richland)
  5. Brandon Leach, 6’7” 230lbs. Pinckney, MI (Pinckney)

Running Back

  1. Jaelin Gill, 6’0” 175lbs. Westerville, OH (Westerville)
  2. Travis Dye, 5’10” 170lbs. Norco, CA (Norco)
  3. Zamir White, 6’1” 205lbs. Laurinburg, NC (Scotland)
  4. Ricky Slade, 5’10” 185lbs. Woodbridge, VA (Hylton)

Wide Receiver

  1. Will Mallory, 6’5” 195lbs. Jacksonville, FL (Providence)
  2. L’Christian Smith, 6’6” 205lbs. Huber Heights, OH (Wayne)
  3. Jalen Hall, 6’4” 195lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Hawkins)
  4. Brandon Gray, 6’5” 185lbs. Southfield, CA (Southfield)
  5. Brian Hightower, 6’3” 195lbs. Calabasas, CA (IMG Academy)
  6. Daniel George, 6’3” 200lbs. Oxon Hill, MD (Oxon Hill)

Tight End 

  1. Zack Kuntz, 6’7” 215lbs. Camp Hill, PA (Camp Hill)
  2. Justin Ademilola, 6’3” 225lbs. Jersey City, CA (St. Peter’s Prep)
  3. Mustapha Muhammed, 6’5” 225lbs. Missouri City, TX (Ridge Point)
  4. Trenton Gillison, 6’5” 220lbs. Pickerington, OH (Central)
  5. Leonard Taylor, 6’6” 225lbs. Springfield, OH (Springfield)

Offensive Line 

  1. Emil Ekiyor, 6’3” 325lbs. Indianapolis, IN (Cathedral)
  2. Antwan Reed, 6’7” 285lbs. Muskegon, MI (Muskegon)
  3. Marquan McCall, 6’3” 315lbs. Oak Park, MI (Oak Park)
  4. Will Lawrence, 6’4” 280lbs. Memphis, TN (Memphis Harding)
  5. Richard Gouraige, 6’5” 260lbs. Tampa, FL (Cambridge Christian)
  6. Nicholas Petit-Frere, 6’6” 250lbs. Tampa, FL (Berkley Prep)
  7. Jackson Carman, 6’6” 285lbs. Fairfield, OH (Fairfield)
  8. Jimmy Bell, 6’8” 310lbs. Saginaw, MI (Arthur Hill)

Defensive Tackle

  1. Taron Vincent, 6’3” 285lbs. Baltimore, MD (Gilman)
  2. PJ Mustipher, 6’5” 285lbs. Owings Mill, MD (McDonogh)
  3. Matthew Jones, 6’4” 290lbs. Brooklyn, NY (Eramus Hall)
  4. Austin Fontaine, 6’3” 280lbs. Hyattsville, MD (DeMatha)

Defensive End

  1. Micah Parsons, 6’3” 235lbs. Harrisburg, PA (Central Dauphin)
  2. Tyler Friday, 6’3” 250lbs. Jersey City, NJ (Don Bosco)
  3. Nicholas Bonitto, 6’4” 200lbs. Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  4. Andrew Chatfield, 6’3” 210lbs. Plantation, FL (American Heritage)
  5. Salua Masina, 6’3” 215lbs. Salt Lake City, UT (Brighton)


  1. Dallas Gant, 6’3” 200lbs. Toledo, OH (St. John’s Jesuit)
  2. Antwuan Johnson, 6’2” 210lbs. Springfield, OH (Springfield)
  3. Jack Sirmon, 6’2” 205lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Loyola)
  4. Bartek Rybka, 6’2” 245lbs. Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic)
  5. Jaylin Garner, 6’2” 230lbs. Shaker Heights, OH (Shaker Heights)
  6. Victor Terry, 6’2” 210lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Hawkins)
  7. Merlin Robertson, 6’3” 220lbs. Gardena, CA (Junipero Serra)

Defensive Back

  1. Christian Tutt, 5’11” 180lbs. Thomson, GA (Thomson)
  2. Kalon Gervin, 5’11” 175lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech)
  3. Tyson Campbell, 6’0” 165lbs. Plantation, FL (American Heritage)
  4. Reggie Pearson, 5’11” 180lbs. River Rouge, MI (River Rouge)
  5. Tyreke Johnson, 6’2” 185lbs. Jacksonville, FL (Trinity Christian)
  6. Patrick Surtain, 6’2” 185lbs. Plantation, FL (American Heritage)
  7. Asante Samuel Jr, 5’11” 175lbs. Fort Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  8. Jaylon King, 6’1” 170lbs. Nashville, TN (Ensworth)
  9. Aashari Crosswell, 5’11” 190lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Hawkins)


  1. Jayson Ademilola, 6’3” 260lbs. Jersey City, NJ (St. Peter’s Prep)
  2. Cam Taylor, 6’0” 190lbs. Prattville, AL (Prattville)
  3. Jalen Preston, 6’3” 208lbs. Manvel, TX (Manvel)
  4. Israel Spivey, 5’10” 165lbs. Ellenwood, GA (Cedar Grove)
  5. Jermaine Eskridge, 6’3” 180lbs.Tampa, FL (Jefferson)
  6. Dorian Hardy, 6’5” 245lbs. Montvale, NJ (St Joseph Regional)
  7. Toa Taua, 5’10” 190lbs. Lompoc, CA (Lompoc)

Who are your “most wanted” recruits in the 2018 class? Make sure to add your names to the comment section below!

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Garrett Fishaw