Team 136 Best Guess Recruiting Class: July 30th

With George Campbell and Damien Harris committed, the class is off to a ridiculously fast start. It has sent shockwaves through the recruiting world, especially with the top prospects in the 2015 class. This class could very well be better than 2013 and 2014. Crazy, I know.

Check it:

1. QB: 5* Kevin Dillman, 6\’4\’\’ 225lbs. La Marida, CA (La Marida)

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Kevin Dillman #10, QB

– One of the top quarterbacks in the class, Dillman is a Swedish born super athlete that stars as a very athletic quarterback and a playmaking safety, but he wants to play in a pro-style offense. He has been getting a lot of interest from the Michigan coaches and he, and his father especially, have admitted to be  very interested in the Wolverines. I think a visit to Ann Arbor for the Red Wings-Maple Leafs game could be a genius recruiting move.

Offer: Not yet, but soon

Visit: Not yet, but in the works

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Possible, if offered

Highlights

Other Options: Jayru Campbell, Josh Rosen, David Edwards

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 is huge Michigan fan and is seen as a must get for Hoke. He is just bigger, faster, and stronger than his competition and has an Arien Foster running style. It looks very likely that he ends up at Michigan, and could be one of the first commitments.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Not Yet

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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3. RB: 4* Mike Weber, 5\’10\’\’ 190lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)

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Mike Weber #25, RB

-After a game to remember in the 2012 Michigan State Championship game (186 yards), Weber introduced himself to the world of recruiting. He reminds me a ton of a young Ray Rice. Also, he seems to be a big time Michigan lean. Which is always nice.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very High

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4. WR: 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.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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5. 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.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: COMMITTED

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6. TE: 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.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, but not as a recruit

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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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.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, BBQ

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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9. WSDE: 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. He has visited before and it looks like the Wolverines are possibly near the top with Notre Dame.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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10. SSDE: 4* Josh Alabi, 6\’5\’\’ 240lbs. Detroit, MI (Cass Tech HS)

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Josh Alabi #51, DE

-The next big time defensive recruit from Cass Tech, Alabi already has college football size and picked up an offer from the Michigan coaching staff. He visited with teammate, Mikey Weber, and loved the entire Michigan experience.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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11. DT: 5* Hjalte Froholdt, 6\’5\’\’ 265lbs. Warren, OH (Warren G Harding HS)

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Hjalte Froholdt #87, DE

– The Denmark born foreign exchange student is a big, strong, athletic lineman that can use his hands very well. He was living in Ohio with an O$U fan but was so happy to receive his Michigan offer that he began crying. It should come down to the Wolverines and Buckeyes. But a twist in the story is that he is headed back to Denmark for his junior year. So, we\’ll see who recruits him the most.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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12. NT: 5* Tim Settle, 6\’3\’\’ 308lbs. Manassas, VA (Stonewall Jackson HS)

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Tim Settle (via Rivals.com)

– One of the best players in the country (#7 according to ESPN), Settle is a monster nose tackle that has elite athleticism. He is a disruptive lineman that would fit in perfect with Mattison\’s defense. And he is starting to show real interest in the Wolverines, especially since one of his great friends, Da\’Shawn Hand, could be headed there.

Offer: Yes

Visit: ND Game

Michigan\’s Chances: Good, even better if Hand commits

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13. LB/S: 4* Tyriq Thompson, 6\’1\’\’ 200lbs. Detroit, MI (MLK HS)

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Tyriq Thompson (via Rivals.com)

– One of the best players in the state of Michigan, Thompson is an athletic playmaking safety/linebacker that is already ranked in the ESPN 300 and is rising. He has interest from all over the Big Ten and country which will make him a top target, but I like Michigan\’s chances since his father is a former Wolverine safety.

Offer: Not Yet

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Very, very Good

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14. OLB: 4* 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.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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15. CB: 4* Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6\’0\’\’ 180lbs. Jersey City, NJ (St. Peter\’s Prep)

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Minkah Fitzpatrick (via Hudl.com)

-Considered to be one of the top recruits of the class, Fitzpatrick could be the Jabrill Peppers of this class. A top level athlete that can play both sides of the ball but is exceptional as a defensive back. He has admitted to being a Michigan fan since he was a kid and that the staff has been contacting him already. According to TheMBlock, Michigan is definitely one of his top schools.

Offer: Not Yet

Visit: Not Yet

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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

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Shaun Crawford, ATH

-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 big Michigan fan and has admitted that they are the favorite right now. A commitment could come soon.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very High

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17. 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: Very, very good

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18. 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