New Michigan Man: WR Brian Cole

Woah. That was just about every single Michigan fans reaction to the news of the #1 player in the state and one of the best players in the country, Brian Cole, committing to Team 136.

#MalzoneToCole #GoBlue

— Alex Malzone (@AlexMalzone) July 26, 2014

 Easily one of the best athletes I have seen in high school, Cole is the type of talent that every coach dreams of utilizing. He has elite speed, athleticism and instincts which make him a nightmare for opposing defenses (and offenses; he also plays safety), and I\’m sure the coaching staff will look to get him onto the field ASAP as a slot receiver or return man. After a year or two of weight training, I believe he will be one of the best offensive players on the roster and in the conference.

Cole had been very quiet in terms of recruiting for a long time. He isn\’t much of a camper, which is why he is (IMO) ranked lower than his talent and film suggests. He also does not use Twitter like many recruits tend to. That has actually made him a bit harder to read than most.

Most analysts were predicting him to end up in East Lansing but Alex Malzone and the staff had other plans. They rolled out the red carpet on his overnight stay in Ann Arbor and it ended up being more than enough. Cole will be a Wolverine.

Height: 6\’2\’\’

Weight: 210lbs

Notable Offers: MSU, OSU, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nebraska

Rankings: Scout (4*, #40 overall) – 247 (4*, #65 overall) – Rivals (4*, #106 overall) – ESPN (4*, #137 overall)


As for the Rest of the Class

With Cole in the mix, the Wolverines could possibly gain another wide receiver commit in the near future if Grant Perry receives an offer. But that could be put on hold thanks to the limited amount of spots available (Cole is #9 of the 14-16 spots) and their high standing with Auden Tate. Either way, it looks like the Wolverines will land, at least, two very good receivers in this class. Other names to look out for in the near future include: DE Darian Roseboro, RB Mike Weber, CB Marcus Lewis, LB Tyriq Thompson and LB Asmar Bilal.