Team 136 (Super Early) Best Guess Recruiting Class

Since Brady Hoke has hit Ann Arbor with the head coach tag, Michigan has been on a recruiting roll, to say the least. With top 10 classes in his first two seasons, Coach Hoke knows exactly what he wants in his football players and has drawn the top prospects in the country back to Michigan. They have targeted the midwest, especially Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, and it has shown to be very successful. But in 2015, it looks like they will target the entire country, and even other countries.

With the 2014 class already off to a good start, it\’s time to check out our Best Guess Recruiting Class for Team 136 because……why not!?

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

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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: Very, Very Good

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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\’3\’\’ 180lbs. Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake HS)

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George Campbell sporting Michigan gloves (via SBNation.com)

-Possible the #1 player in the receiver and a big time basketball player, Campbell is teammates with 2014 Michigan targets, Artavis Scott and Mason Cole. With Cole already committed and George showing a ton of love for the maize and blue, Campbell could very well end up at Michigan as well since he as admitted to wanting to play in college with his teammates.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Very, Very High

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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/OG: 4* Rob Dowdy, 6\’5\’\’ 260lbs. Westerville, OH (Westerville-South HS)

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Rob Dowdy (247sports)

-One of the best lineman in the Midwest for 2015, Dowdy has been targeted by the coaching staff early and has shown a lot of interest in the Wolverines. If he gets offered, there is a great chance at landing his commitment.

Offer: No

Visit: Yes

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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8. OT: 4* 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 has admitted that he will commit soon.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Probable 1st commitment

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9. 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: Not Yet

Michigan\’s Chances: Good

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10. OT/OG: 3* David Moorman, 6\’5\’\’ 275lbs. Northville, MI (Northville HS)

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David Moorman #61, OT

– One of the top players in the state, Moorman is a physical offensive lineman that is great in run blocking. He projects to either tackle or guard, depending on size, and seems to have a lot of interest in Michigan.

Offer: No

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Good, if offered

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11. 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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12. SSDE/DT: 4* 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 is 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.

Offer: Yes

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Very Good

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13. MLB: 4* Chris Green, 6\’1\’\’ 226lbs. Toledo, OH (Central Catholic HS)

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Chris Green #45, MLB

– One of the most physical players in the country, Green is a tackling monster that Hoke and Mattison have to love. He is instinctive, quick, and mean. If Michigan can land him, it will be a big time pull from Ohio.

Offer: No

Visit: No

Michigan\’s Chances: 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: 5* 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 2015 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\’\’ 160lbs. 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 looks like he could very well Go Blue if/when offered.

Offer: Not Yet (soon)

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 if he lands an offer.

Offer: Not Yet

Visit: Yes, Camper

Michigan\’s Chances: Good, especially if offered

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