Post-spring Summary: Defensive Backs

CB FS SS Nickel CB
Warren (So) S. Brown (Jr) Stewart (rSr)
Harrison (Sr) Trent (rSr)
Harrison (Sr) Williams (rFr) Chambers (So) Dutch (rSr) Woolfolk (So)
Williams (rFr)

Arriving in the fall: Boubacar Cissoko (CB), JT Floyd (Nickel), Brandon Smith (SS).

Committed Safeties
Name Measurables Rating Hometown School Player Notes Recruiting Notes
Isaiah Bell 6-3, 205 *** Youngstown, OH Liberty Junior Film. Michigan’s fourth commit, on 3-31-08

Class of ’09 Safeties
Name Measurables Rating Hometown School Offer? Timetable Player Notes Recruiting Notes
Devonte Holloman 6-2, 200 ***** Charlotte, NC Independence Offer Post-officials decision, potential early enroll SS prospect. He also plays QB in high school, but is unlikely to toss the rock in college. Fluffy fluff. Notre Dame, Florida, and Clemson are the top 3. He has said he wants to stay close to home. He wants to get down to 5 schools by the end of summer.
Jonathan Scott 6-3, 190, 4.6 *** Daytona Beach, FL Seabreeze Offer Strong safety prospect. He has family at both Georgia Tech and Ohio State. Michigan in his top 5.
Dorian Berry 6-3, 200 *** Baldwyn, MS Baldwyn A big dude who projects as a SS. He may have trouble qualifying for college. Hopson-Mississippi connection.
Rod Woodson 6-1, 200 **** Olive Branch, MS Olive Branch Jay Hopson gives Michigan the ability to recruit Mississippi.
Shamari Benton 5-11, 175 *** Birmingham, MI Brother Rice Early decision Plays OLB and standup DE in HS. He’ll need to add tons of weight to be on LB, or show faster 40 times to be a safety. Favors Michigan State over Michigan.
Brock Reynolds 5-11, 175 *** Battle Creek, MI BC Central Thin safety prospect. He’ll need to add more weight to get high-DI offers.

A ton of safety prospects out there right now.

Committed Cornerbacks
Name Measurables Rating Hometown School Player Notes Recruiting Notes
Justin Turner 6-2, 200 **** Massilon, OH Washington Junior Film. Michigan’s second commit, on 3-28-08

Class of ’09 Corners
Name Measurables Rating Hometown School Offer? Timetable Player Notes Recruiting Notes
Dre Kirkpatrick 6-2, 180, 4.5 ***** Gadsden, AL Gadsden City Offer Signing day decision Scout’s top defensive back early in the recruiting game. Looking mostly at southern schools. He visited Auburn 2-22 weekend Going to Bama 3-8 weekend.
Brandon McGee 6-0, 180, 4.45 **** Plantation, FL Plantation Offer He is a HS QB as well. Grew up an FSU fan, but is also interested in Ohio State.
Travis Hawkins 5-11, 185, 4.42 **** Gaithersburg, MD Quince Orchard Offer Early enroll A lot of big-time offers imply that he will be a very good prospect. Plans to visit Ann Arbor.
DJ Hunter 6-0, 190 **** Middletown, OH Middletown Favors Indiana and Ohio State, along with Miami of Florida. He claims offers from the entire Big Ten except OSU and Michigan.
Tony Graham 5-11, 185, 4.44 **** Trotwood, OH Trotwood-Madison Michigan’s emerging pipeline into T-M can only help with Graham. He plans to attend Michigan’s summer camp.
Corey Brown 6-2, 185, 4.58 **** Monroeville, PA Gateway Offer Also plays WR on offense. Sam Webb video interview. He is friends with some Pitt players (Shayne Hale, Cam Saddler), and his HS coach is a Pitt supporter.
David Conner 6-0,200 *** Batesville, MS South Panola Offer Plays safety in high school, but will probably grow into an OLB in college. He’s a little short for the position. He was a first team all-state selection in 2007 according to the Clarion Ledger. Michigan is among his first offers.
Javanti Sparrow 6-0, 170, 4.49 *** Chesapeake, VA Western Branch Super-fast track star who is a HS teammate of Kevin Newsome. Interested in attending the same school as teammate Newsome.
Ryan Campbell 6-0, 175, 4.38 *** Columbus, GA Shaw Super-fast track star who is a HS teammate of Kevin Newsome. Jim Stefani notes that he is originally from Michigan.
Varmah Sonie 5-10, 160 *** Apple Valley, MN Apple Valley A friend of WR Bryce McNeal Visited Michigan with McNeal last weekend.

Michigan will like at least one super.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Anonymous says...

    thigpen is a vol

  2. J. Lichty says...

    need to change your heading – says committed defensive tackles. Other than that, thanks for the info.

  3. Tim says...

    Removed Thigpen – this was written before he committed (he is already off the main recruiting board).

    Lichty, thanks for the heads up. That is fixed as well.

  4. Andrew says...

    says that Ryan Campbell from Columbus, GA (a nice little military town, i might add) is a “Super-fast track star who is a HS teammate of Kevin Newsome.” Any relevant notes, besides being originally from Michigan?

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