New ESPN 150 Released

New ESPN 150 Released


October 21, 2011
Kyle Kalis (#67) has moved up to #135 on ESPN’s list since decommitting from Ohio State
(image via AnnArbor.com)

A new ESPN 150 has been released for the 2012 class.  (If you want to see what it looked like back in June, click here.)  The Wolverines have offered 65 of ESPN’s top 150 prospects in the country.

Notable changes for Michigan commits since June:

– Terry Richardson moves from #68 to #67
– Royce Jenkins-Stone moves from #117 to #115
– Kyle Kalis moves from #140 to #135

One other note:

– Wide receiver Jordan Payton, who’s announcing his college decision this coming Tuesday, was #146 a few months ago but dropped out of the list.  Since he was already near the bottom of the list, that doesn’t really signify a huge change of opinion from ESPN.

1. Mario Edwards – DE – Texas (Florida State)
2. Eddie Goldman – DT – Washington, D.C.
3. Dorial Green-Beckham – WR – Missouri
4. Noah Spence – DE – Pennsylvania
6. Keith Marshall – RB – North Carolina
8. D.J. Humphries – OT – North Carolina (Florida)
10. Stefon Diggs – ATH – Maryland
15. Arik Armstead – DE – California
16. Andrus Peat – OT – Arizona
20. Gunner Kiel – QB – Indiana (Indiana)
26. Kyle Murphy – OT – California
27. Kwon Alexander – LB – Alabama
28. John Theus – OT – Florida (Georgia)
32. Geno Smith – CB – Georgia
33. Cyrus Jones – ATH – Maryland
34. Connor Brewer – QB – Arizona (Texas)
37. Jabari Ruffin – LB – California (USC)
39. Devin Fuller – ATH – New Jersey
40. Yuri Wright – CB – New Jersey
41. Nelson Agholor – ATH – Florida
42. Joshua Garnett – OG – Washington
43. Ellis McCarthy – DT – California
44. Dominique Wheeler – WR – Texas (Texas Tech)
50. Ifeadi Odenigbo – DE – Ohio
51. Jonathan Taylor – DT – Georgia (Georgia)
52. Evan Boehm – OG – Missouri (Missouri)
53. Dillon Lee – LB – Georgia (Alabama)
54. Max Tuerk – OT – California (USC)
55. Peter Jinkens – LB – Texas (Texas)
57. Brock Stadnik – OT – North Carolina (South Carolina)
58. Zach Kline – QB – California (California)
59. Patrick Destefano – OG – South Carolina (Clemson)
60. Durron Neal – WR – Missouri (Oklahoma)
61. Jordan Jenkins – DE – Georgia (Georgia)
65. Deon Bush – CB – Florida
66. Darius Hamilton – DE – New Jersey
67. Terry Richardson – CB – Michigan (Michigan)
68. Devonte Fields – DE – Texas (TCU)
69. Ronald Darby – CB – Maryland (Notre Dame)
75. Adolphus Washington – DE – Ohio
82. Avery Johnson – WR – Florida (LSU)
84. Reginald Davis – WR – Texas (Texas Tech)
86. Darius Powe – WR – California
87. Jordan Simmons – OG – California
90. Tee Shepard – CB – California (Notre Dame)
93. Dalton Santos – LB – Texas (Tennessee)
96. Jarron Jones – DT – New York (Notre Dame)
97. Ty Darlington – C – Florida (Nebraska)
99. Tyriq McCord – DE – Florida
100. Se’von Pittman – DE – Ohio (Michigan State)
101. Drae Bowles – WR – Tennessee (Tennessee)
103. Jordan Diamond – OT – Illinois
106. LaTroy Pittman – WR – Florida (Florida)
115. Royce Jenkins-Stone – LB – Michigan (Michigan)
117. Avery Young – OT – Florida
123. Zach Banner – OT – Washington
125. Michael Starts – OT – Texas (Texas Tech)
126. Eli Harold – ATH – Virginia (Virginia)
128. Dominic Ramacher – TE – Texas (Oklahoma State)
130. Tommy Schutt – DT – Illinois (Penn State)
131. Brian Poole – S – Florida (Florida)
135. Kyle Kalis – OG – Ohio (Michigan)
140. Derrick Woods – WR – California
143. Sheldon Day – DT – Indiana (Notre Dame)
147. Kent Taylor – TE – Florida

5 comments

  1. Comments: 21633
    Painter Smurf
    Oct 21, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Is Richardson really that good? They have him as one of the top 5 or so DB's available. Seems high to me.

  2. Comments: 21633
    Oct 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    @ Painter Smurf 9:57 a.m.

    I think Richardson is overrated at #67 nationally, but I do think he'll be a good player. I'm more a fan of Rivals' ranking of him (#214 nationally, #18 cornerback).

  3. Comments: 21633
    Oct 22, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    All this praise for the 2012 class, yet only 3 commits in the top 150…

  4. Comments: 21633
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    @ Lankownia 2:54 p.m.

    I know you're not a big fan of this recruiting class, but you're also cherry picking your chance to criticize. You're using ESPN's recruiting rankings, which in many people's opinions are the least reliable.

    247 Sports, for example, has 6 of the top 102 prospects. See, I can cherry pick data, too.

  5. Comments: 21633
    Oct 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    I'm a big fan of the recruiting class. Things I like:

    -5 OL addresses the biggest need. (need one more)
    -6 DL addresses the other big need.
    -Pipkins, Strobel, and Kalis
    -the quality of the LB recruits

    This class is one that seems to really meet the team needs and, in my opinion, has some strong character to it.

    However, I don't think it's extraordinary in terms of talent. To me, it's a typical (successful) Michigan class.

    This post was about the ESPN class, so that's all I mentioned.

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