Team 136 Best Guess Recruiting Class: December 9th

The 2014 class is just about done and the 2015 class is off to an extremely fast start. With 3 top 50 recruits already committed, Brady Hoke could have his best overall and smallest class here:

1. QB: 4* David Sills, 6\’3\’\’ 180lbs. Elkton, MD (Eastern Christian Academy)

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– One of the most famous recruits ever, Sills was only 12 years old when he committed to USC and Lane Kiffin. Now with Kiffin out, and Sark in, Sills may be double thinking his commitment. He is only the 2nd QB offered by Michigan in this class, so i\’m sure the chance is very possible. It also helps that he\’s teammates with 2014 commits Brandon Watson and Freddy Canteen. I don\’t know if he\’s this good, but his highlight tape reminds of Johnny Football (Manziel) himself.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Not Yet

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Possible, USC Commit

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2. RB: 5* Damien Harris, 5\’11\’\’ 195lbs. Berea, KY (Madison Southern HS)

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Damien Harris #34, RB

-Possibly the #1 running back in the class and one of the top players in the country, Harris grew up a huge Michigan fan and now is living the dream of being committed there. He is just bigger, faster, and stronger than his competition and has an Arien Foster running style. There is a good chance he is the only running back in this class.

ESPN 300 Rating: #17 Overall, #1 RB

Visit: Not Yet

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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3. WR/ATH: 4* Brian Cole, 6\’2\’\’ 190lbs. Saginaw, MI (Heritage HS)

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Brian Cole #1, WR

-One of the top players in Michigan, Cole is a big play receiver that can stretch the field and go across the middle. He is starting to receive a ton interest from Michigan and is be a top recruit in the class. It looks like it could be a Michigan-Michigan State battle. He said the coaches see him as an all around offensive weapon like Jeremy Gallon.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #105 overall, #9 WR 

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good, Top 3

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4. WR: 5* George Campbell, 6\’4\’\’ 185lbs. Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake HS)

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George Campbell sporting Michigan gloves (via SBNation.com)

-The #1 WR and #3 overall prospect for 2015, Campbell is a 6\’4 receiver and defensive end that ran the fastest 40 yard dash at the 2013 Opening as a junior at 4.36 (also ran 4.37). This speed will be used as a go-to target for Wolverines as he will be a wide receiver.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #2 Overall, #1 WR

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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5. TE/DE: 4* Tyrone Wheatley Jr., 6\’6\’\’ 235lbs. Manlius, NY (Fayetteville-Manlius HS)

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Tyrone Wheatley Jr. #9, TE/DE

-Son of former Michigan star running back, Tyrone Wheatley, TJ (as he is referred too) is one of the most physically gifted players in the 2015 class. He can dominate at both tight end and defensive end, and Michigan sees him playing either side of the ball. With his Dad in his ear, the Wolverines have a great chance.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #188 overall, #6 TE 

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, but not as a recruit

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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6. TE: 3* Cole Chewins, 6\’7\’\’ 210lbs. Clarkston, MI (Clarkston HS)

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Cole Chewins #88, TE

– The local product is an underrated prospect for now but with his size and receiving abilities, he should start to see a lot of attention. Michigan has had him visit several times and is keeping tabs on him. He has the size and skill that the coaches love in their tight ends. I could see him getting offered later rather than sooner.

Offer: No

Visit: Many times

Michigan\’s Chances: Very good, if offered

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7. OT: 3* Jon Runyan Jr., 6\’4\’\’ 250lbs. Philadelphia, PA (St Joseph HS)

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Jon Runyan Jr. #75, OT

-The son of former Wolverine great, Jon Runyan, Jr is a talented youngster that is still growing. He landed his offer after a very good showing at the 2013 summer camp and committed soon after. He could grow into an All-Big Ten talent like his father.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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8. OT: 4* Sterling Jenkins, 6\’8\’\’ 305lbs. Pittsburgh, PA (Baldwin HS)

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Sterling Jenkins, OT

– One of the best offensive tackles in the country, Jenkins is a monster of a man and has already been offered, and has real interest in Michigan. It also helps that the Wolverines are in need of tackles and have made a very good impression on him.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #71 Overall, #5 OT 

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, BBQ

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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9. DE: 5* Jashon Cornell, 6\’3\’\’ 245lbs. Saint Paul, MN (Cretin-Derhem Hall HS)

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Jashon Cornell (via Rivals.com)

– The #1 prospect (according to ESPN), Cornell is a beast defensive end that disrupts just about every play as a sophomore and is very interested in Michigan. All of the big Wolverine commits in \’14 and \’15 are already in his ear, as well as the entire coaching staff. He has visited before and it looks like the Wolverines are at the top with Notre Dame on his list.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #1 Overall, #1 DE

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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10. 5* Tim Settle, 6\’4\’\’ 315lbs. Manassas, VA (Stonewall Jackson HS)

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Tim Settle, DT

– The #1 overall player, according to Scout, Settle is a monster nose/defensive tackle that dominates the high school level already. He is very good friends with former Michigan top target Da\’Shawn Hand and visited with him already which resulted in him saying the Wolverines are in his top group. With the offer, the coaches have made him a high priority, especially after losing their top DT target, Hjate Froholdt to Arkansas.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #6 Overall, #2 DT

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Good, Top group

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11. MIKE: 4* Darrin Kirkland, 6\’1\’\’ 200lbs. Indianapolis, IN (Lawrence Central HS)

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Darrin Kirkland #34, LB

– One of the best players in the Midwest, Kirkland is a great athlete. He starts at linebacker and wide receiver for his high school team. With his speed and instincts, he is dominant. Reminds me of James Ross III in high school.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #202 Overal, #6 ILB

Offer: Yes

Visit: Soon

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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12. WILL: 5* Justin Hillard, 6\’2\’\’ 225lbs. Cincinnati, OH (St. Xavier HS)

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Justin Hilliard #47, LB

– Seen as one of the best players in Ohio and the Midwest, Hilliard is a physically gifted, smart linebacker that can cover with the best of them. He was offered after his showing at the 2013 summer camp and could be a great get for Michigan.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #34 Overall, #2 OLB

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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13. SAM: 4* Osa Masina, 6\’4\’\’ 210lbs. Salt Lake City, UT (Brighton HS)

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Osa Masina #3, OLB

– Masina is a long, athletic strong side linebacker that has been getting a lot of love from the Michigan coaches and has shown the love back. He put Michigan in his top two with Utah and said that he \”loves Brady Hoke\”. I think after Jake Ryan was injured, the coaches will want to load up the SAM depth in every class. Masina reminds me of Kyle Van Noy of BYU.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #126 Overall, #13 OLB

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good, Top 2

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14. CB: 4* Shaun Crawford, 5\’9\’\’ 165lbs. Lakewood, OH (St. Edward HS)

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Shaun Crawford #17, CB

-This speedster is one of the best playmakers in the country and happens to go to the same school as 2012 commit, Kyle Kalis. He is a tackling machine at the cornerback position and will fit into the Mattison defense perfectly.

ESPN 300 Ranking: #73 Overall, #7 CB

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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15. S: 4* Tyree Kinnel, 6\’0\’\’ 185lbs. Huber Heights, OH (Wayne HS)

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Tyree Kinnel #2, S

– Another camper at the 2013 summer camp, Kinnel is rising fast on the recruiting boards. He is a very instinctive and athletic ball hawk that Mattison seems to love. Look out for him now that he has an offer. Im a really big fan of this kid already. With weight training, he could be a star.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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16. K: 3* Andrew David, 5\’8\’\’ 170lbs. Massilon, OH (Washington HS)

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Andrew David, K

– The member of the Chris Sailer Kicking Academy is one of the top kickers in the country and landed an offer after his great showing in front of the coaching staff. He didn\’t wait long to become the first commitment of Team 136.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED