Recruiting Update: October 12, 2011

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12Oct 2011
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Recruiting Update: October 12, 2011

Laquon Treadwell (in red), Anthony Standifer (in black)
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Castle Rock (CO) Valor Christian OG Alex Kozan was offered by Michigan this past week.  Kozan is a class of 2012 recruit, which seems to mean that the coaching staff isn’t confident about their chances with Puyallup (WA) Puyallup OG Joshua Garnett.  Garnett is clearly the superior player.  Kozan looks like an old school Michigan guard, the kind that Lloyd Carr and Gary Moeller would have loved but that Rich Rodriguez wouldn’t have touched.  He’s 6’4″, 295 lbs. and plays with a nice, wide base, but he’s a little bit stiff.  Rivals lists him as the #28 offensive tackle in the country, but he looks to me like a guard all the way.  He’s decently nasty and moves his feet pretty well, but he’s built for a team that wants to pound the ball.

Crete (IL) Crete-Monee WR Laquon Treadwell, a 2013 prospect, was offered by Michigan yesterday.  Treadwell is a 6’3″, 190 lb. receiver who is teammates with 2012 cornerback and Michigan commit Anthony Standifer.  This is Treadwell’s first offer and he has stated several times that Michigan would be his leader if they offered.  Of course, we heard that same type of comment from Chicago (IL) Simeon OL Jordan Diamond earlier this year, and Diamond has so far held off on committing to anyone and looks less and less likely to join Michigan’s class.  There’s very little video of Treadwell on the internet, so it’s tough to get a feel for where he stands as a prospect.  Crete-Monee’s competition level is fairly low when compared to some other areas that Michigan has recruited heavily, so while Treadwell has been very productive this season, his statistics should be taken with a grain of salt. 


Flint (MI) Powers Catholic DT Danny O’Brien committed to Tennessee.  Before Michigan offered O’Brien, Tennessee was the leader . . . and after Michigan offered, Tennessee never really took a back seat.  Michigan did seem to surpass the other schools that were recruiting him, but not the Volunteers.  O’Brien is a 6’3″, 293 lb. (or more) defensive tackle who could be a 1-tech or 3-tech on the line.  I think he’s a nose tackle all the way, but others feel he’s better suited to a position where he can penetrate.  Rumors have been swirling that Michigan’s coaches cooled on O’Brien and stopped pushing for his commitment; even before those rumors popped up, I had been hearing that he hadn’t been very impressive as a senior.  I will be surprised if this one turns out to haunt Michigan down the road.  While the Wolverines need another body on the interior to go along with Kansas City (MO) Park Hill DT Ondre Pipkins, I don’t imagine O’Brien will be terrorizing the SEC.

10May 2011
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2012 Rivals 250 Released

Michigan commit James Ross is the second-highest Wolverine on the list at #143

Yesterday Rivals released the Rivals 100.  Today just before noon, they released their top 250 prospects.  This puts five state of Michigan players in the country’s top 250, including Royce Jenkins-Stone at #87.  Altogether, 108 of Michigan’s 153 offers (or 70.6%) are to the top 250 recruits in the nation.  Michigan offerees on today’s list are:

101. Peter Jinkens – LB – Texas (Texas)
103. Max Tuerk – OT – California
107. LaDarrell McNeil – S – Texas
108. Deontay McManus – WR – Maryland
112. Elijah Shumate – S – New Jersey
118. Ty Darlington – C – Florida
123. Connor Brewer – QB – Arizona (Texas)
124. Bri’onte Dunn – RB – Ohio (Ohio State)
126. Raphael Kirby – LB – Georgia
129. Dalvin Tomlinson – DT – Georgia
130. Evan Boehm – OG – Missouri
133. Bryce Treggs – WR – California
134. Aaron Burbridge – WR – Michigan
137. Paul Thurston – OT – Colorado
139. Wayne Morgan – CB – New York
140. Jaleel Johnson – DT – Illinois
143. James Ross – LB – Michigan (Michigan)
147. Devonte Fields – DE – Texas (TCU)
148. Michael Starts – OT – Texas
152. Kyle Dodson – OG – Ohio
154. Dan Voltz – OT – Illinois (Wisconsin)
156. Brent Wilkerson – DE – Maryland (Penn State)
157. Matt Jones – RB – Florida (Florida)
165. Brock Stadnik – OT – North Carolina (South Carolina)
167. Joe Bolden – LB – Ohio (Michigan)
170. Jonathan Williams – RB – Texas (Missouri)
176. Michael Moore – DE – Maryland
184. Greg Garmon – RB – Pennsylvania
185. Ken Ekanem – DE – Virginia
187. Armani Reeves – CB – Massachusetts
190. Sean Price – TE – Florida
191. Shane Callahan – OT – Colorado
192. Jarontay Jones – DT – Georgia
194. Amara Darboh – WR – Iowa
195. Terry Richardson – CB – Michigan
198. Ryan Watson – DE – Maryland
209. Jordan Diamond – OT – Illinois
210. Jody Fuller – WR – North Carolina
211. Leonte Carroo – WR – New Jersey
214. Reginald Davis – WR – Texas (Texas Tech)
215. Troy Hinds – DE – Utah
221. I’tavius Mathers – RB – Tennessee
222. Danny O’Brien – DT – Michigan
224. Cyrus Jones – CB – Maryland
230. Mike Madaras – OG – Maryland (Maryland)
231. Tom Strobel – DE – Ohio
232. Dillon Lee – LB – Georgia
238. Darius Powe – WR – California
240. Latroy Pittman – WR – Florida (Florida)
242. J.J. Denman – OT – Pennsylvania
243. Camren Williams – LB – Massachusetts (Penn State)
246. Ondre Pipkins – DT – Missouri
247. Deaysean Rippy – LB – Pennsylvania

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