Michigan has just beat Brady Hoke\’s old team, San Diego State, convincingly. There really is only one change in the latest BGRC and that is the removal of DT Danny O\’Brien after recruiting guru Sam Webb reported that Michigan fans should not hold their breath.
Also, I have added 2013 recruits at the bottom.
1.RB: 5* Brionte Dunn, 6\’1\’\’ 215lbs. Canton, OH. (GlenOak HS)
– Offered and is a O$U recruit. But with all their problems, there is a great chance that after they get hit with penalties, he will de-commit. Even better though, is that his cousin (2013 RB Dymonte Thomas) committed to Michigan after the ND game and has said that he expects Brionte to come to go Blue now. Dunn highlights.
2.FB: 2* Sione Houma, 6\’1\’\’ 215lbs. Salt Lake City, UT (Highland HS)
– COMMITTED. Battering ram of a back, will run you over and take it to the house. Hoke is bringing back the power running, so a fullback was necessary. Houma Highlights
3.WR: 4* Jordan Payton, 6\’2\’\’ 205 lbs. Westlake Village, CA (Oaks Christian HS)
–Offered and Uncommitted. A one time USC commit, Payton is one of the premier wide receivers and play makers in the country. Loved his visit to Michigan and named the Wolverines his leader and could commit after he talks to his parents this week. Payton Highlights.
4.WR: 4* Amara Darboh, 6\’2\’\’ 200lbs. W Des Moines, IA (Dowling HS)
–Offered and Uncommitted. Another big receiver, Darboh is exactly what Michigan needs. He is a big target that can make plays all over the field. Will be visiting very soon. Darboh Highlights.
5.TE: 4* Devin Funchess, 6\’4\’\’ 205lbs. Farmington Hills, MI (Harrison HS)
– COMMITTED. Big, Playmaking tight end who has the ability to be another superstar player in the Al Borges pro style offense. Funchess highlights.
6.TE/OT: 3* AJ Williams, 6\’6\’\’ 260lbs. Cincinnati, OH. (Sycamore HS)
– COMMITTED. A huge blocking tight end who will be used more for running the ball or could be moved to offensive tackle if necessary, but very doubtful.
7.OT/OG: 5* Kyle Kalis, 6\’5\’\’ 305lbs. Lakewood, OH. (St. Edwards HS)
– COMMITTED. After he officially de-committed from the buckeyes and is visiting Michigan he was seen to be a Michigan lean, especially with his bestfriend DE Tom Strobel already in the class. This is an amazing pick up for this class, Kalis is a mauler and road grader that has a mean streak. AMAZING pick up. Kalis highlights.
8.OT/OG: 4* Blake Bars, 6\’5\’\’ 275lbs. Nashville, TN. (Montgomery Bell Academy)
– COMMITTED. This is a great pick up for Michigan, especially since he was offered by big name programs like LSU, Penn State, Florida and many more. Also this was big because his older brother plays at Penn State and his Dad is a former ND linebacker, so Michigan was behind from the start. Bars highlights.
9.OT: 4* Erik Magnuson, 6\’6\’\’ 275lbs. Encinitas, CA (La Costa Canyon HS)
– COMMITTED. This was a huge pickup, Mags is a great offensive tackle prospect and with his size and ability he has the chance to play either right or left tackle. Magnuson highlights.
10.OT: 3* Ben Braden, 6\’7\’\’ 300lbs. Rockford, MI (Rockford HS)
– COMMITTED. More of a project pick up, Braden has the size for Hoke and his staff to try and develop him into a good depth player.
11.OT: 5* Zach Banner, 6\’9\’\’ 300lbs. Lakewood, WA. (Lakes HS)
– Uncommitted and Offered.One of the best and biggest prospects in the nation. He visited for the ND game and was loving it. Talking about how amazing everything was and fellow Cali boy, E-Mags, has said that they are really close and wants him to be a Wolverine and will be recruiting. Banner Highlights.
12.OG: 5* Joshua Garnett, 6\’5\’\’ 275lbs. Puyallup, WA. (Puyallup HS)
–Uncommitted and Offered. Another monster prospect and the best friend of OT prospect Zach Banner. With Banner high on Michigan after his visit, the two have expressed how much they want to play together, and he will be visiting for the O$U game. Garnett Highlights.
13.OG/C: 3* Caleb Stacey, 6\’4\’\’ 280lbs. Cincinnati, Ohio (Oak Hills HS)
– COMMITTED. Another good pick up, and the only legitimate interior offensive lineman committed in this class.
14.NT/DT: 4* Ondre Pipkins, 6\’3\’\’ 320lbs. Kansas City, MO (Park Hill HS)
– COMMITTED. Finally landed the big man. Pipkins commitment was released and he will be a Wolverine. Expect BIG BIG things from this kid. Pipkins highlight.
15.DT/DE: 3* Matt Godin, 6\’6\’\’ 265. Novi, MI (Catholic Central HS)
– COMMITTED. Brought in to be a strongside defensive end, but he has the size and frame to put on the weight and muscle to become a disruptive DT/DE like Van Bergen. Godin highlights.
16.DE: 4* Chris Wormley, 6\’5\’\’ 250. Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer HS)
– COMMITTED. One of the top players in Ohio and easily one of the top prospects to both the Michigan coaching staff and Michigan fan base. Has that \”it\” factor be a another great Wolverine defensive lineman. Wormley highlights.
17.DE: 4* Tom Strobel, 6\’6\’\’ 245. Mentor, Ohio (Mentor HS)
– COMMITTED. An amazing pick up, and force to be reckoned with. Strobel will be a great player under Mattison and Hoke. Strobel highlights.
18.DE/WR: 3* Pharaoh Brown, 6\’6\’\’ 220. Lyndhurst, Ohio (Brush HS)
– COMMITTED. A project defensive end that will need to red shirt and add weight, but he could be a great rush/speed player to get after the QB. He is also a great athlete and could be a WR or TE if needed. Brown highlights.
19.OLB/DE: 4* Mario Ojemudia, 6\’2\’\’ 220. Farmington Hills, MI (Harrison HS)
–COMMITTED. A perfect outside rush linebacker for Mattison to work with if he does in fact use a mix of the 34 defense along with the 43 defense. He reminds me of Baltimore LB Sergio Kindle. Ojemudia highlights.
20.OLB: 4* Kaleb Ringer, 6\’1\’\’ 225. Clayton, Ohio (Northmont HS)
–COMMITTED. Another great linebacker that has the size to be a tackling machine in college, especially with the coaching of Hoke and Company. Ringer highlights.
21.LB: 4* Joe Bolden, 6\’3\’\’ 230. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain HS)
–COMMITTED. Bolden is a instinctive field general that could be the leader and coach on the field. Plus he has the tools to be a great linebacker. Bolden highlights.
22.LB: 4* James Ross, 6\’1\’\’ 215. Orchard Lake, MI (St. Marys HS)
–COMMITTED. One of the best linebackers in the country and top players in the state of Michigan, which was why he was an even bigger get for the Wolverines. Could be a absolute stud and superstar. Ross highlights.
23.LB: 4* Royce Jenkins-Stone, 6\’2\’\’ 215. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)
–COMMITTED. Has that ability and instincts to be a first round NFL draftee, and really leave his legacy at Michigan as one of the best linebackers to wear the winged helmet. RJS highlights.
24.CB: 4* Yuri Wright, 6\’2\’\’ 180. Ramsey, NJ (Don Bosco HS)
–Uncommitted and Offered. One of the best corners in the nation. He would be a great pick up and listen up……Yuri is a HUGE Michigan fan! In a new video, he said how Michigan was his top team and how much he loves the school, the team and the coaching staff. Could Go Blue when he visits soon! Wright Highlights.
25.CB: 4* Terry Richardson, 5\’10\’\’ 165. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)
–COMMITTED. Another member of the fab freshmen class, T-Rich has the playmaking ability to change the outcome of any game. Richardson highlights.
26.CB: 3* Anthony Standifer, 6\’1\’\’ 180. Crete, IL (Crete-Monee HS)
–COMMITTED. Standifer has the chance to be a stud after most likely a red shirt year, especially with his size, play making ability and closing speed. Standifer highlights.
27.FS: 4* Jarrod Wilson, 6\’2\’\’ 190. Akron, Ohio (Buchtel HS)
– COMMITTED. Another play maker in the secondary, Wilson could have the chance to come in right away and compete for a starting job.This is a great pick up for Hoke and the Wolverines. Wilson highlights.
28.SS/WR. 3* Allen Gant, 6\’2\’\’ 205. Sylvania, Ohio (Southview HS)
–COMMITTED. A legacy Michigan player, his father was a defensive back for the maize and blue and now his son will have a chance to follow in his footsteps. Gant highlights.
Not only is that the #1 Recruiting class in the nation, but that could be the greatest recruiting class in Michigan\’s long and successful history.
2013 Quick Look
1. QB: 5* \”Sugar\” Shane Morris, 6\’3\’\’ 190lbs. Warren, MI. (De La Salle HS)
–COMMITTED. The future of Michigan football, Shane Morris is the #1 recruit and QB for the 2013 class. He can make every throw, has a good amount of athleticism, and he is completely committed to Michigan. Morris Highlights.
2. RB: 4* Ty Isaac, 6\’2\’\’ 195. Joliet, IL. (Joliet Catholic Academy)
–Uncommitted and Offered. A big tailback that can handle a full load as the feature back. Has a very big list of scholarship offers from most of the big schools including Michigan. Isaac Highlights.
3 RB: NR Kamani Thomas, 5\’9\’\’ 180lbs. Dallas, GA. (East Paulding HS)
–Uncommitted and Not Offered. A lifelong Michigan fan and in a family full of Michigan fans. Recently has said that he would commit to Michigan if it was his choice. Also, he is said to be comparable to Alabama RB Trent Richardson, a great mix of speed, power, and quickness. Thomas Highlights.
4. OG: NR Cameron Dillard, 6\’3\’\’ 280lbs. Canton, MI. (Canton HS)
–Uncommitted and Not Offered. A big prospect that is starting to get a lot of attention. The more big lineman we can bring in the better. Dillard Highlights.
5. DE: 4* Wyatt Shallman, 6\’3\’\’ 245lbs. Novi, MI. (Catholic Central HS)
–Uncommitted and Offered. A old school football player that can do it all. He is a fullback and defensive end in high school but should be a very good and physical defensive end in college. Has been around the Michigan program for awhile and is good friends with 2012 commit Matt Godin. Shallman Highlights.
6. DE: NR Matt Miller, 6\’4\’\’ 240lbs. Toledo, OH. (St.Johns Jesuit HS)
–Uncommitted and Not Offered. Brother of current Michigan player Jack Miller, Matt is a big defensive end prospect that is a tough match up during the games. Should commit to Michigan if/when offered.
7. LB: 4* Ben Gedeon, 6\’2\’\’ 200lbs. Hudson, OH. (Hudson HS)
–Uncommitted and Offered. A freak linebacker that can run, hit, and cover. Was a stud at the Michigan summer camp which earned him a scholarship offer. Gedeon Highlights.
8. LB: 4* Jon Reschke, 6\’2\’\’ 223lbs. Bloomfield, MI. (Brother Rice HS)
–Uncommitted and Not Offered. One of the top players in Michigan, Reschke could be a absolute stud in college. His size and playmaking ability make him a must get for the Wolverine staff. Reschke Highlights.
9. S: 4* Dymonte Thomas, 6\’1\’\’ 180lbs. Alliance, OH. (Marlington HS)
–COMMITTED. One of the biggest pick ups in Michigan history. Not only because he is an incredible athlete and football player, but also because he is best friends and cousins with 2012 5* RB Brionte Dunn, who is committed to O$U at the moment. He said he will bring Brionte to Michigan and I believe him. Thomas Highlights.