On to the Next One: Top 2017 Names to Remember

With the 2016 class in the books and the LOIs in and accounted for, the Michigan coaching staff is moving on to the 2017 class. And it’s stocked full of top targets that have already received an offer from the staff and have already shown big interest in the Wolverines.

Here are several names to remember throughout the 2017 recruiting cycle as well as Michigan’s early chances with each:

Quarterback

  1. Dylan McCaffrey, 6’5” 200lbs. Littleton, CO (Valor) – Very Good to Excellent
  2. Jelani Woods, 6’5” 220lbs. Ellenwood, GA (Cedar Grove) – Good
  3. Kasim Hill, 6’2” 190lbs. Baltimore, MD (Gilman) – Good

Running Back

  1. Najee Harris, 6’2” 210lbs. Antioch, CA (Antioch) – Alabama/Good
  2. D’Andre Swift, 5’9” 195lbs. Philadelphia, PA (St Joseph’s) – Good
  3. Anthony McFarland, 5’9” 181lbs. Hyattsville, MD (DeMatha) – Good
  4. Mike Epstein, 6’0” 185lbs. Fort Lauderdale, FL (St Thomas Aquinas) – Illinois/Very Good

Wide Receiver

  1. Donovan Peoples-Jones, 6’2” 195lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech) – Very Good
  2. Tarik Black, 6’3” 185lbs. Cheshire, CT (Cheshire Academy) – Good
  3. Nico Collins, 6’4” 180lbs. Pinson, AL (Clay-Chalkville) – Good
  4. Joseph Lewis, 6’2” 190lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Hawkins) – Good
  5. KJ Hamler, 5’9” 155lbs. West Bloomfield, (MI (St. Mary’s) – Very Good

Tight End

  1. Jimmy Jaggers, 6’4” 230lbs. Roseville, CA (Roseville) – Very Good
  2. Colby Parkinson, 6’7” 225lbs. Thousand Oaks, CA (Oaks Christian) – Good
  3. Tre McKitty, 6’4” 220lbs. Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy) – Good, if offered
  4. Logan Rudolph, 6’4” 225lbs. Rock Hill, SC (Northwestern) – Very Good
  5. Jake Marwede, 6’5” 235lbs. Wilmette, IL (Loyola) – Very Good, if offered

Offensive Line

  1. Isaiah Wilson, 6’7” 322lbs. Brooklyn, NY (Poly Prep) – Very Good
  2. Teddarell Slaton, 6’6” 338lbs. Fort Lauderdale, FL (American Heritage) – Very Good
  3. Cesar Ruiz, 6’4” 290lbs. Camden, NJ (IMG Academy) – Very Good
  4. Kai-Leon Herbert, 6’5” 260lbs. Fort Lauderdale, FL (American Heritage) – Good
  5. Aaron Banks, 6’6” 335lbs. El Cerrito, CA (El Cerrito) – Good
  6. Netori Johnson, 6’5” 330lbs. Ellenwood, GA (Cedar Grove) – Good
  7. Robert Hainsey, 6’4” 263lbs. Monroeville, PA (IMG Academy) – Good
  8. Foster Sarrell, 6’5” 300lbs. Graham, WA (Graham Kapowsin) – Good
  9. Wyatt Davis, 6’5” 290lbs. Bellflower, CA (St John Bosco) – Good

Defensive Line

  1. Marvin Wilson, 6’4” 316lbs. Bellaire, TX (Episcopal) – Good
  2. Joshua Kaindoh, 6’6” 237lbs. Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy) – Decent
  3. Fred Hansard, 6’4” 310lbs. Princeton, NJ (Hun School) – Good
  4. Jarez Parks, 6’5” 255lbs. Sebastian, FL (Sebastian River) – Good
  5. Corey Bolds, 6’3” 260lbs. Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic) – Very Good
  6. Jay Tufele, 6’2” 280lbs. South Jordan, UT (Bingham) – Good

Linebacker

  1. Drew Singleton, 6’2” 215lbs. Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic) – Excellent
  2. Corey Malone-Hatcher, 6’3” 246lbs. Saint Joseph, MI (St Joseph) – Excellent
  3. Josh Ross, 6’1” 210lbs. West Bloomfield, MI (St. Mary’s) – Excellent
  4. Baron Browning, 6’4” 230lbs. Kennedale, TX (Kennedale) – Baylor/Good
  5. Antjuan Simmons, 6’1” 210lbs. Ann Arbor, MI (Pioneer) – Good
  6. Jaquan Henderson, 6’2” 195lbs. Covington, GA (Newton) – UCLA/Very Good

Defensive Back

  1. AJ Harris, 6’0” 170lbs. Madison, AL (Bob Jones) – Good
  2. Trajon Bandy, 5’10” 180lbs. Miami, FL (Columbus) – Decent
  3. Stanford Samuels IIII, 6’2” 175lbs. Hollywood, FL (Flanagan) – Good
  4. Jeffrey Okudah, 6’2” 195lbs. Grand Prarie, TX (South Grand Prarie) – Decent
  5. J’Marick Woods, 6’4” 196lbs. Florence, AL (Florence) – Good
  6. Chaz Ah You, 6’1” 172lbs. Saratoga Springs, UT (Westlake) – Good

Athlete

  1. Ambry Thomas, 5’11” 165lbs. Detroit, MI (King) – Very Good
  2. Lamont Wade, 5’10” 185lbs. Clairton, PA (Clairton) – Good
  3. Deejay Dallas, 6’0” 175lbs. Brunswick, GA (Glynn Academy) – Good
  4. Greg Johnson, 5’10” 185lbs. Los Angeles, CA (Hawkins) – Good
  5. Allen Stritzinger, 6’0” 180lbs. Warren, MI (De La Salle) – Excellent
  6. Bo Melton, 6’0” 180lbs. Egg Harbor City, NJ (Cedar Creek) – Very Good

Out of all of the names to watch for 2017, who are the top 5 names on your “most wanted” list? Add your list to the comment section below!

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