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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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“Recruiting Update”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Why is Michigan recruiting a 1-star from Florida?

  2. Blogger Tim Says:

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

  3. Anonymous AnthonyStark Says:

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

  4. Blogger 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.