If I Had My Druthers . . . Wide Receivers

If I Had My Druthers . . . Wide Receivers

December 3, 2010
California wide receiver George Farmer

This is the order in which I would rank the receivers Michigan has offered.  Star rankings don’t matter, the likelihood of a commit doesn’t matter, etc.; these rankings are purely based on my ideal team.

1. George Farmer
Has great speed and acceleration for a good-sized kid (6’2″, 192 lbs.), high points the ball, and can run after the catch.

2. Devin Lucien
Only average speed, but runs excellent routes.  Catches the ball well with his hands, has good size, and high points the ball.

3. Curt Evans
Good speed and excellent after the catch.  A bit of a showboater.

4. Darius Jennings
If you want an example of highlights that are clearly doctored and sped up to make a kid look faster, check out this kid’s video.  Still, he’s fast and elusive.  Could play inside or outside.

5. Hakeem Flowers
Good athleticism.  Not afraid to go over the middle.  Doesn’t adjust well to the ball in the air, doesn’t high point the ball, catches with his body.

6. Miles Shuler
Great speed.  Runs tentatively and isn’t extremely shifty.

7. Prince Holloway
Small-ish slot receiver.  Not a need in this class.  Reminds me Roy Roundtree with body control and elusiveness, albeit smaller.

8. Darius Patton
Small-ish slot receive type, a position that Michigan doesn’t need to recruit at this point.

9. Shane Wynn
Tiny, extremely shifty and elusive.  At 5’6″ and with limited position versatility, not a need at this point.


  1. Comments: 21383
    Michael S
    Dec 03, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    How do you fit in the guys Michigan have already gotten (or missed on)?

  2. Comments: 21383
    Dec 03, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    @ Michael S @ 8:32 a.m.

    Without ranking all the guys we've offered who have committed elsewhere…

    Farmer would be #1, Watkins would probably be #2, Ja'juan Story #3, Arnett #4, then Devin Lucien…

    …then Curt Evans, Darius Jennings, and Shawn Conway.

  3. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 1:52 AM

    Do we have any chance with Farmer? Lucien seems interested in M and he would be a great get

  4. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 2:37 AM

    planning on doing one per position?


  5. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    @Alex we have little to no shot with Farmer.
    My question, magnus. Where would Sammy Watkins have fit on this?

  6. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    @ Alex 8:52 p.m.

    As someone else said, we really have no shot with Farmer.

  7. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    @ horn 9:37 p.m.

    Yes, I am planning put out one of these lists per position group. Probably one or two a week for the next few weeks.

  8. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    @ Anonymous 8:25 a.m.

    A list including Watkins is a little farther up in the comments section, but he would be #2 out of all the guys Michigan has offered.

  9. Comments: 21383
    Dec 04, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    in the future could u do 2 separate lists: one of prospects still on the board(like uve been doing) and then another including those who got UM offers but committed elsewhere?

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