Updated recruiting hot list
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Michigan’s 2013 recruiting class is almost completely filled, but the Wolverines remain in the running for several prospects of note. Take a look at the complete breakdown of the recruiting class with our revised hotlist for senior prospects.

Offense

Quarterback
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Warren (MI) De La Salle
6-3, 185 pounds
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Morris began racking up scholarship offers late in his sophomore year and promptly made a decision in favor of the Wolverines. He has since made great efforts to recruit other prospect to the Maize and Blue.
Notes: While the lack of depth at the position going forward may make adding another quarterback wise decision, it’s not going to happen. The Wolverines have their signal caller for the 2013 recruiting class and they aren’t going to mess with that. Michigan is not pursuing other prospects at the position.
Running Back
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Novi (MI) Detroit Catholic Central
6-3, 255 pounds
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Possessing the size and speed to play a variety of positions at the collegiate level, the Wolverines offered Shallman the chance to compete in the offensive backfield. He made an early decision, committing to Michigan in February.
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Warren (OH) Howland
5-11, 195 pounds
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Growing up a fan of the Maize and Blue, Smith was excited to receive a scholarship offer from Michigan in the fall of his junior year. Waiting until spring to decide, he selected the Wolverines over offers from Ohio State, Penn State and others.

Derrick Green

Richmond (VA) Hermitage
6-0, 215 pounds
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Green made a visit to Michigan in March and is still considering the Wolverines as an option. Clemson is the only team that he has ever called his outright leader, but he insists that he is still open to a large number of schools and has not narrowed his options to a top five.
Notes: At this point, all Maize and Blue eyes are on Derrick Green when it comes to running back recruiting. The Wolverines lost out on the chance to get stars like Jordan Wilkins and Ty Isaac earlier in the process, leaving Green as the only remaining top running back prospect with interest in Michigan. The Maize and Blue would certainly like to add another running back to the class as Wyatt Shallman will fill more of a fullback role.
Wide Receiver
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Columbus (OH) Marion Franklin
6-4, 200 pounds
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Dukes grew up a fan of the Maize and Blue and visited Ann Arbor for the first time in February. He committed to the Wolverines soon after.

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Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park
6-2, 185 pounds
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After putting up strong performances on the camp circuit, York earned an offer from the Wolverines. The offer jumped Michigan into the lead and after taking a couple of days to consider the opportunity, he pledge in favor of the Maize and Blue.
Laquon Treadwell

Crete (IL) Monee
6-3, 185 pounds
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The Wolverines remain in good standing for Treadwell, who has visited Ann Arbor on multiple occasions. He has changed his mind several times about when he will decide, with a current plan to have a choice sometime during his senior season. Oklahoma State appears to be Michigan's stiffest competition for his signature.
Devon Allen

Phoenix (AZ) Brophy Prep
6-1, 190 pounds
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Allen grew up a fan of Ohio State, but he is still considering Michigan, along with several other schools. He took a Midwest tour in late July, visiting Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan. At this point, he has not narrowed his focus much and still has a long list of schools under consideration.
Alvin Bailey

Seffner (FL) Armwood
5-11, 170 pounds
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A teammate of defensive back recruit Leon McQuay III, Bailey began showing interest in the Maize and Blue in June, and took an unofficial visit at that time. His list of favorites tends to shift, but Michigan is in the running for an official visit. Auburn, FSU, UCF and South Carolina are all in the mix.
Robert Foster

Monaca (PA) Central Valley
6-3, 170 pounds
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Foster carries an impressive list of scholarship offers, but at this point, he has not put much energy into narrowing his list of suitors. He has made unofficial visits to Pitt, PSU, OSU and Alabama among others. He has listed Michigan as one of many schools with a chance to get an official visit.
Notes: Michigan has two wide receiver commitments, and picked up two in the previous class as well, but the Wolverines are still in search of the true star prospect that can take over a game. The Maize and Blue remain firmly in the running for a handful of players, but the best shots appear to be with Laquon Treadwell. Time will tell if anything materializes from the recruitment of the other prospects listing the Wolverines.
Tight End
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Detroit (MI) Crockett
6-2, 230 pounds
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The sleeper of the Michigan class, the Wolverines jumped to offer Hill before he had received recruiting attention from many other programs. A fan of the Maize and Blue, he promptly gave his verbal commitment.
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Pickerington (OH) North
6-6, 230 pounds
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Butt received early scholarship offers from top programs for his skills as both a tight end and defensive end. After visiting Michigan in the fall, then again in the winter, he decided in favor of the Wolverines.
Notes: Michigan is finished recruiting tight ends for 2013. Khalid Hill fits more as an H-back type, while Jake Butt will fill the role as a true tight end. No other offers are expected for this class.
Offensive Line
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Wheaton (IL) St. Francis
6-5, 285 pounds
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Bosch took a variety of unofficial visits during his junior year, including two trips to Ann Arbor, when the Wolverines hosted Notre Dame and Nebraska. Always intending to make an early decision, he selected the Maize and Blue in February.
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Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
6-5, 305 pounds
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Dawson played his junior season of football in Texas, before returning to Detroit. Following the same path as several other Technicians in recent years, he made an early commitment to play for Michigan.
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Parker (CO) Ponderosa
6-6, 300 pounds
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Fox attended the Michigan summer camp prior to his junior year and earned a scholarship offer with a strong performance. As recruiting attention began to pick up during the winter, he declared in favor of the Wolverines.

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Wexford (PA) North Allegheny
6-5, 280 pounds
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The son of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler, Patrick garnered strong recruiting attention from colleges around the country. A visit to Ann Arbor in late February locked up his decision in favor of the Wolverines.
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Peoria (IL) Manual
6-7, 321 pounds
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Tuley-Tillman took a variety of early unofficial visits, including several trips to Ann Arbor. While he had originally planned to take official visits, Michigan’s dwindling scholarship numbers and his love of the Wolverines prompted an earlier decision.
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Ottawa (IL) Marquette
6-1, 230 pounds
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The biggest surprise of the recruiting class to date, with scholarships dwindling in early June, Michigan went out and grabbed a commitment from a long snapper. While that is not something that fans were expecting, Sypniewski is regarded as one of the nation's best at the position.
Notes: Michigan appears to be finished with offensive line recruiting for 2013. With four signed in the previous class and five verbally committed in the current recruiting effort, the Wolverines have pulled in a solid collection of both numbers and talent.

Defense

Defensive Tackle
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Baltimore (MD) Gilman
6-4, 260 pounds

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Rated as one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the nation, Poggi pledged to the Wolverines in early June. Standing in at just 260 pounds, he is very athletic for the position, but will need time to properly fill out his frame.

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Westwood (Mass.) Xaverian
6-2, 285 pounds
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Michigan offered Hurst in May, which which quickly moved the Wolverines up the young tackles list. He committed to play for the Maize and Blue while on an unofficial visit in June. His father played defensive back for the New England Patriots in the 1990s and he is also related to Marshall Faulk.
Notes: Michigan picked up back-to-back defensive tackle commitments in early June from Hurst and Poggi. With scholarships dwindling, the Wolverines have stopped recruiting other prospects at the position.
Defensive End
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Pickerington (OH) Central
6-6, 240 pounds
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Growing up a fan of Ohio State, Charlton spurned his hometown team, joining the mid-February rush of Michigan commitments. Playing primarily at linebacker in high school, he was recruited to be a pass rushing defensive end.

Joe Mathis

Upland (CA)
6-4, 255 pounds

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Mathis changes his list of favorites quite regularly, which makes his recruitment difficult to keep track of, but he consistently lists the Wolverines as one of his options. He visited Ann Arbor in April and Michigan is one of 10 schools in the running for official visits.
Wyatt Teller

Bealeton (VA) Liberty
6-4, 265 pounds

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Virginia and Virginia Tech lead, but Teller still lists Michigan, Oregon and Maryland among the schools he is considering. He rarely discusses his recruitment, but the Wolverines could receive and official visit.

Notes: It appears unlikely at this point that Michigan will add a second defensive end to the recruiting class, but timing could be important. The Wolverines are focused mostly on filling a couple of offensive needs, but if those recruitments do not pan out, or if more scholarships open up, a late push could be made at other positions. Given that Mathis and Teller are both taking their time in the recruiting process, it’s possible their names could become more prominent among followers of the Michigan recruiting process at a later date.
Linebacker
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Trotwood (OH) Madison
6-4, 230 pounds
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Among the top rated prospects in the nation, McCray selected Michigan in March over offers from Arizona, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee, South Carolina and others. He heralds from the same school as current Wolverines Brandon Moore and Roy Roundtree.

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Hudson (OH)
6-3, 215 pounds
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Gedeon attended the 2011 Michigan summer camp, earning a scholarship offer in the process. He took unofficial visits to several schools during the winter before deciding in favor of the Maize and Blue in March.

Notes: Michigan appears to be finished recruiting linebackers for the 2013 recruiting class. This is somewhat of a surprise given how early it remains in the process, but the Wolverines have informed top rated prospects like Peter Kalambayi and Jaylon Smith that there is no longer room for them.
Cornerback
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Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
5-11, 170 pounds
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From perennial Michigan pipeline Detroit Cass Tech, Lewis wasted little time pledging to the Wolverines. In fact, he committed to Michigan on the same day as teammate David Dawson.

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Massillon (OH) Washington
6-2, 170 pounds
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From the same school as former Wolverine linebacker Shawn Crable, Conley pledged to the Wolverines in early March over offers from Northwestern and Marshall.

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Matthews (NC) Butler
6-2, 165 pounds
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Despite playing for a school that regularly produces top prospects, Stribling was a relative unknown heading into the Michigan summer camp. Putting on a strong display at that camp, he earned an offer from the Wolverines and promptly committed.
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Douglas committed to Penn State in February, but decommitted after sanctions were imposed against the school by the NCAA. He contacted Michigan soon after, was re-offered by  the Wolverines, and then committed.
Leon McQuay III

Seffner (FL) Armwood
6-2, 185 pounds
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McQuay visited Michigan in mid-May and for a time listed the Wolverines in his top three with Vanderbilt and USC. After Michigan picked up a commitment from Douglas, he replaced Michigan with Florida State. He still plans to take all five official visits before deciding.
Notes: With four cornerbacks committed to the recruiting class, Michigan is more than likely finished at the position for 2013. McQuay is the one remaining option, but with so few scholarships available and the position well manned, it is difficult to see that recruitment working out.
Safety
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Alliance (OH) Marlington
6-1, 175 pounds
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Michigan’s second commitment for the 2013 class, Thomas attended the Michigan BBQ event in the late summer before his junior year. About a month after that visit he had made his choice, deciding in favor of the Maize and Blue.

Priest Willis

Tempe (AZ) Marcos De Niza
6-2, 200 pounds
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Willis remains open at this point, but plans to take official visits to LSU and Nebraska. Michigan is in the running for one of his three remaining trips. He plans to decide late.



Notes: There is a good chance that Michigan will finish with just one safety in the recruiting class. While Willis remains interested, he would probably be considered a long shot for the Maize and Blue at this point. In fact, the Wolverines best option for a second safety would currently be Leon McQuay III, who could play either cornerback or safety at the next level. And as noted, he is looking less likely to end up at Michigan by the day.

 



 
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