Final Recruiting Rankings

Final Recruiting Rankings

January 19, 2011

Justice Hayes (Rivals #85, Scout #131) is Michigan’s highest-ranked recruit

 Players offered by Michigan in the final Rivals 250 (the top 26 were given 5-star rankings, the rest 4-stars):

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE
2. Curtis Grant, LB
3. George Farmer, WR
4. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT
6. La’El Collins, OT
7. Ha’sean Clinton-Dix, S
8. Karlos Williams, S
9. Ray Drew, DE
11. James Wilder, Jr., RB
15. Sammy Watkins, WR
18. Jarvis Landry, WR
19. Demetrius Hart, RB
20. Kris Frost, LB
25. Mike Bellamy, RB

27. Christian Westerman, OT
29. Timmy Jernigan, DT
34. Braxton Miller, QB
36. Marqise Lee, S
40. Mike Blakely, RB
41. Michael Bennett, DT
44. Anthony Chickillo, DE
45. Lamar Dawson, LB
55. Lawrence Thomas, LB
56. Jay Rome, TE
58. Savon Huggins, RB
64. Aundrey Walker, OG
65. Anthony Zettel, DE
66. Brandon Shell, OT
67. Tyler Moore, OG
70. Matt Hegarty, OT
72. Brett Hundley, QB
77. Bobby Hart, OG
80. Delvon Simmons, DT
83. Charone Peake, WR
84. DeAnthony Arnett, WR
85. Justice Hayes, RB
88. Christian LeMay, QB
89. Kiehl Frazier, QB
90. Gregory Robinson, OT
92. Demetrious Nicholson, CB
97. Trey DePriest, LB
100. Charles Jackson, CB
102. Doran Grant, CB
107. Wayne Lyons, S
109. Quan Bray, RB
110. Cyrus Hobbi, OG
114. Andre Yruretagoyena, OT
117. Nick Waisome, CB
118. Stefan McClure, CB
127. Miles Shuler, WR
129. Andrew Buie, RB
132. Ray Hamilton, TE
133. Blake Countess, CB
136. A.J. Johnson, LB
139. Giorgio Newberry, DE
151. Floyd Raven, CB
153. Garrett Greenlea, OT
155. Brian Miller, TE
158. Deion Barnes, DE
161. Josh Turner, CB
162. Brandon Fulse, TE
165. Sheroid Evans, S
166. Kiaro Holts, OG
167. Steve Miller, DE
171. Travis Hughes, LB
175. Kyshoen Jarrett, CB
178. Davaris Daniels, CB
179. Jordan Walsh, OG
181. Avery Walls, S
189. Sheldon Royster, S
190. Devin Lucien, WR
191. Darius Jennings, WR
192. Nick Vannett, TE
195. Mickey Johnson, DT
199. Tre Mason, RB
201. Brennen Beyer, LB/DE
203. Chris Bryant, OG
213. Remound Wright, RB
214. Dondi Kirby, S
225. Austin Traylor, TE
234. Bill Belton, RB
241. Shawn Oakman, DE
245. Josue Matias, OG
247. Marquise Williams, QB

Players offered by Michigan in the final Scout 300 (the top 50 were given 5-star rankings, the rest 4-stars):

1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE
2. Cyrus Kouandjio, OT
6. Trey DePriest, LB
7. Ha’sean Clinton-Dix, S
8. Karlos Williams, S
11. La’El Collins, OT
13. Anthony Chickillo, DE
15. Delvon Simmons, DT
17. Christian Westerman, OT
18. Kiaro Holts, OG
19. Curtis Grant, LB
23. Savon Huggins, RB
24. Bobby Hart, OG
27. George Farmer, WR
29. Jarvis Landry, WR
30. Timmy Jernigan, DT
33. Ray Drew, DE
35. Brandon Shell, OT
36. Braxton Miller, QB
37. Lawrence Thomas, LB
39. Brett Hundley, QB
41. Sammy Watkins, WR
42. Steve Miller, DE
47. James Wilder, Jr., RB
48. Jalen Grimble, DE

51. Charles Jackson, CB
52. Garrett Greenlea, OT
57. Michael Bennett, DT
59. Travis Hughes, LB
60. Mike Bellamy, RB
61. Demetrious Nicholson, CB
63. Demetrius Hart, RB
64. DeAnthony Arnett, WR
66. Jordan Walsh, OG
68. Jay Rome, TE
69. Stefan McClure, CB
70. Doran Grant, CB
73. Charone Peake, WR
76. Brennen Beyer, DE/OLB
78. Marqise Lee, S
81. Ryan Shazier, LB
85. Bill Belton, WR
86. Mike Blakely, RB
88. Josh Turner, CB
92. Nick Waisome, CB
101. Christian LeMay, QB
105. Matt Hegarty, OT
112. Andre Yruretagoyena, OT
115. Tyler Moore, OG
116. Cyrus Hobbi, OG
121. Miles Shuler, WR
129. Lamar Dawson, LB
131. Justice Hayes, RB
132. Damiere Byrd, WR
133. Gregory Robinson, OG
143. Corey Marshall, DE
144. Anthony Zettel, DE
146. Giorgio Newberry, DE
149. Sheldon Royster, S
151. Valdez Showers, CB
153. Wayne Lyons, S
154. Quan Bray, RB
161. DaVaris Daniels, WR
165. Darian Cooper, DT
169. Ron Tanner, S
178. Remound Wright, RB
182. Kyshoen Jarrett, CB
183. Ryan Kelly, OC
187. Devin Smith, WR
193. Sheroid Evans, S
195. Shawn Oakman, DE
196. Jabriel Washington, CB
200. Javares McRoy, WR
204. Aundrey Walker, OG
210. JaJuan Story, WR
213. Blake Countess, CB
216. Mickey Johnson, DT
217. Jerrard Randall, QB
222. Quinta Funderburk, WR
226. Kellen Jones, LB
241. Brandon Phelps, CB
248. Jake Fisher, OT
250. Dexter Staley, LB
253. A.J. Johnson, LB
254. Everett Golson, QB
263. Marquise Williams, QB
268. Kris Frost, LB
275. Brandon Fulse, TE
279. Darius Jennings, WR
282. Tre Mason, RB
283. Devin Lucien, WR
290. Josue Matias, OT
291. Nick Vannett, TE
292. Zach DeBell, OT


  1. Comments: 21383
    Jan 19, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    My main problem with RR's recruiting approach was that he threw around offers so easily. It should be a big deal when Michigan offers a scholarship, just as it is with OSU, Texas, etc. This "commitable" and "non-commitable" offer business seemed questionable.

    By all means, call around and recruit many, but don't put out an offer until you mean it.

  2. Comments: 21383
    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    im pretty sure texas only handed out 26-28 or so scholarships for perspective.


  3. Comments: 21383
    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    No one else can recruit like Texas, but there's a happy medium between that and putting out offers just to get someone to pay attention to you.

  4. Comments: 21383
    Jan 21, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    I know this is 100% hypothetical but if Hoke and staff (who weren't my #1 option but for this is irrelevant) were here recruiting this class from beginning to end for Michigan do you think we'd have a lot more top 100 guys?

    Going down the list I think Jernigan would be a commit since he wanted to come here minus the 3-3-5, Arnett would be a commit with a pro-style offense and Zettel since he seemed to have wanted a "Big 10" style team. After those three who I think would have been a lock I think we'd have had a decent chance at Lawrence Thomas, Frost, Charles Jackson, Doran Grant, Lyons, Hobbi, Hamilton, Barnes, Walls, Royster, and an outside chance on some elite guys like Curtis Grant, Farmer, De'Anthony Thomas, Karlos Williams, Ray Drew, CJ Johnson, Westerman, and Dawson.

    Obviously 85% of them wouldn't come to Michigan but 15% of that group is a top 10 class. Do you agree?

    Are any of those guys looking twice at Michigan now? Someone like Jernigan who still hasn't committed could come here and start on day 1. Personally I think a Roh-Martin-Jernigan-RVB front 4 would be amazing.

  5. Comments: 21383
    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:16 AM

    @ KB 6:48 p.m.

    Like you said, it's all hypothetical…

    But keep in mind that Hoke and his staff haven't shown any indication that they're going to recruit Florida with the same vigor as Rodriguez and Co. I think it's presumptuous to think that Jernigan would be a commit, since who knows if he even would have been offered or pursued heavily?

    Zettel would probably be a Wolverine. I don't really care about Arnett.

    I think Michigan probably would have pursued many of those guys and landed a couple of them, but like I said, it's tough to say.

    Different coaches have different recruiting plans. Right now we're seeing Brady Hoke go after a bunch of players from the midwest, especially Ohio. That's understandable, because he said in his introductory press conference that you have to recruit your home base. But it's also possible that he will continue to center his recruiting in Michigan and Ohio, and try to recruit less frequently on a national level. I could be wrong, but I have my doubts that Hoke will go after places like Florida with as much fervor as Rodriguez.

    I think Michigan is going to concentrate on Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and California moving forward. His staff has solid connections and relationships in those areas.

  6. Comments: 21383
    Jan 22, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    Jernigan and Hamilton are the 2 I'm really upset about not getting since both seem like ideal fits for Hoke. Karlos Williams would be my favorite "need" guy though.

  7. Comments: 21383
    Jan 22, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    @ KB 5:22 p.m.

    I don't think we really need Karlos Williams, though. He's a SS/OLB type, and we have plenty of those with Marvin Robinson, Carvin Johnson, Thomas Gordon, Cam Gordon, Josh Furman, etc. He's an awesome player, but it's not really a "need" position.

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