Jun 22, 2011

Recruiting: Who's Next?

After Hoke and company got off to an amazing start this year, Michigan now finds itself with 16 commitments and about 9 spots left to fill, but I listed 10-11 because it is quite possible that we lose a few people to attrition (Check out the Commitment List tab for more info.

IMO, this is how it plays out:

Brionte Dunn
1 QB (Possibly Gunner Kiel although kind of a long shot, Maty Mauk, or Austin Appleby)
1 RB (Brionte Dunn? *fingers crossed* or possibly Alden Hill)
1 FB (E.J. Fatu, also there is talk that Alden Hill may be offered as a fullback)
2 WR (Aaron Burbridge should be blue if he can get his grades in order, also possibly Dwayne Stanford, an OSU lean who wants to play with Adolphus Washington - DE)
2 OL (5-Star -- JORDAN DIAMOND and Eric Olsen, maybe Paul Thurston, and long shot 5 star Andrus Peat)
1 DE (Chris Wormley and/or Adolphus Washington)
1-2 DT (Ondre Pipkens *could also play DE* or Danny O'Brien)
1 S (We may be getting news from Jarrod Wilson in a week or two. I think he's blue)
As you can see, we have taken a Texas-style approach to recruiting. Load up a strong class in the beginning, and then start focusing on next year. We already have locked down projected 5 star QB Shane Morris and he is telling any and everyone about how great UM is. Overall a great kid. I think Hoke is setting this program up to succeed for a very long time. And his key ingredient is... drumroll please... Greg Robinson Mattison. Most recruits want to play in the NFL and no one in college knows the NFL better than Mattison. IMO, he was a more important hire than Hoke (no offense Hoke, you are still very important).

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