Recruiting Update

Rich Rodriguez will be able to sign a full class of 25 (26 including Darryl Stonum), and currently has commitments from the following (alphabetically):

2008 Recruiting Class – 18 Commits
Boubacar Cissoko CB ***** Detroit, MI Cass Tech Michigan’s Lockdown Corner in the class
Mike Cox RB **** Avon, CT Old Farms A bigger back who may have been wavering
Kenny Demens LB *** Beverly Hills, MI Country Day
J.B. Fitzgerald LB **** Princeton, NJ W.W.P.H.S.-South Campus Will still take other visits
Taylor Hill LB *** Youngstown, OH Cardinal Mooney Committed recently
Rocko Khoury OT *** Traverse City, MI West High Will he look at MSU?
Kevin Koger TE **** Toledo, OH Whitmer Rumored to be looking around
Mike Martin DT **** Redford, MI Catholic Central Cancelled a Notre Dame visit. Not far from a five-star.
Sam McGuffie RB **** Cypress, TX Cy-Fair Superstar RB of the class. Spent a lot of time as a five-star on Scout this year.
Elliott Mealer OG **** Wauseon, OH Wauseon In a catastrophic car accident earlier this winter.
Brandon Moore TE *** Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison Was a five-star when he committed. He’s been on a slide all year with poor production.
George Morales LS ** Las Vegas, NV Mojave A WTF? offer. A better long snapper (and similarly ifted student) resides down the road in Saline.
Dann O’Neill OT **** Grand Haven, MI Grand Haven Close to being a five-star. Michigan fans are hoping he’s the next Jake Long.
Brandon Smith S **** New Brunswick, NJ New Brunswick Army game commitment.
Darryl Stonum WR **** Sugarland, TX Dulles HS teammate of Herron and Woolfolk. Already enrolled.
Kurt Wermers OG **** Crown Point, IN Crown Point Michigan won a fight against Notre Dame. ND apparently took Braxton Cave over Wermers.
Christian Wilson HB **** McKees Rocks, PA Montour Currently committed, but a lot of insiders are not expecting him to be a part of this class.
Marcus Witherspoon LB **** Absecon, NJ Holy Spirit Visiting Tennessee still, but a lot of people still think he could end up in blue.

Michigan currently has 18 commits (out of 25-26 available scholarships for the class). With a commit or two possibly dropping out of the class (signs point to Christian Wilson), Michigan has between 7 and 8 places left to fill. Here are some potential guys being considered (in order of position importance, and then star order.

2008 Recruiting Class – Remaining Prospects
Terrelle Pryor QB ***** Jeannette, PA Jeannette Nation’s #1 recruit. All the stories, etc. are well known.
B.J. Daniels QB *** Tallahassee, FL Lincoln One of the many suitors for the #1 QB slot in the recruiting class if Pryor goes elsewhere.
Justin Feagin QB ** Delray Beach, FL American Heritage A second or third tier candidate. Michigan would prefer to have him be the second QB in the class.
Michael Shaw WR **** Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison Currently committed to Penn State. Michigan originally finished second for him, when they recruited him as an RB.
Terrence Robinson WR **** Klein, TX Klein Oak Another RB recruit that Michigan is looking at as a slot receiver. He plays QB in high school.
T.J. Lawrence WR *** Lakeland, FL Kathleen Will he look at MSU?
Patrick Omamaeh OT ** Columbus, OH St. Francis DeSales The Cincinnati commit is coming in for a visit, and could be swayed to turn blue.
Rhonne Sanderson OG * Tampa, FL H.H. Plant Michigan competing with Michigan State and Florida State.
J.T. Floyd DB *** Greenville, SC J.L. Mann He committed to Tennessee as a junior. He predicted in USA Today that Michigan fans would be happy with his decision, but he has Tennessee on an official visit this coming weekend.
Desmond Johnson RB *** Yazoo City, MS Yazoo City A new guy on the radar, not sure if he’ll be scared off by Michigan’s other recruits at the position.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Anonymous says...

    Why is Michigan recruiting a 1-star from Florida?

  2. Tim says...

    1-star means not evaluated. The lowest actual ranking on the recruiting services is 2.

  3. AnthonyStark says...

    Ok, then why are we recruiting a 2-star from Ohio?

  4. Tim says...

    He may not be a 2-star, he’s just an unknown quantity to the recruiting services. He could be a 3- or 4-star recruit.

    Either way, he’s looked at as a “potential” type player. He’s a basketball player who hasn’t been playing football for that long. He is tall and has long arms with a big frame, but doesn’t have that much weight for the O-Line yet (I’ve seen him listed as low as 255).

    Michigan coaches are banking on being able to build up from the raw materials that Omameh’s frame provides, and make him into an O-lineman.

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