Review of 2009 Recruiting: Wide Receiver

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17May 2021
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Review of 2009 Recruiting: Wide Receiver

Jeremy Gallon

The 2009 recruiting class was Rich Rodriguez’s first full recruiting class in Ann Arbor. Ultimately, not one of Michigan’s targets turned into a standout receiver on a national level, and the most productive player was Michigan’s own diminutive Jeremy Gallon.


  • LaTerryal Savoy (RS Sr.)
  • Greg Mathews (Sr.)
  • James Rogers (Jr.)
  • Junior Hemingway (RS So.)
  • Darryl Stonum (So.)


Jeremy Gallon
Ratings: 4-star, #12 ATH, #244 overall
High school: Apopka (FL) Apopka
College: Michigan
Other notable offers: Auburn, Iowa
Scoop: Gallon’s usage steadily increased throughout his career, starting with a redshirt in 2009, 4 catches in 2010, then 31, 41, and 89. Though he made some great players in 2012 with the combination of Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner behind center, his career really took off in 2013, when he and Gardner developed a special chemistry that resulted in 1,379 yards and 9 touchdowns. Gallon also averaged 7.1 yards/return on 47 punt returns and 20.6 yards/return on 32 kickoff returns. He was taken by the Patriots in the 7th round (#244 overall) in 2014 but never played in the NFL.

Cameron Gordon
Ratings: 4-star, #43 WR, #317 overall
High school: Inkster (MI) Inkster
College: Michigan
Other notable offers: Iowa, Minnesota
Scoop: Gordon was brought in with the promise to get a chance at wide receiver, so he redshirted in 2009 while figuring out that he wasn’t a receiver. The crack defensive staff at Michigan thought he should then be a safety, so they put him there in 2010, where he made 77 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown. When Brady Hoke was hired in 2011, Gordon moved to a better spot at outside linebacker. By 2013 he made 40 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Altogether, his college career saw him make 138 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 fumble return TD. Gordon went undrafted in 2014 but spent parts of two seasons with the Patriots and Chiefs, including winning a Super Bowl with New England while on injured reserve.

Je’Ron Stokes
Ratings: 4-star, #11 WR, #94 overall
High school: Philadelphia (PA) Northeast
College: Michigan Bowling Green Norfolk State
Other notable offers: Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State
Scoop: Stokes made just 3 catches for 27 yards over two seasons at Michigan before transferring to Bowling Green. After sitting out a season due to transfer rules, he made 15 catches for 114 yards and 1 touchdown for the Falcons. For his final year of eligibility in 2013, he transferred to Norfolk State to play with his brother, quarterback Malik Stokes, and ended up making 15 catches for 158 yards and 1 touchdown.

Hit the jump for a look at the rest of Michigan’s quarterback recruiting efforts in 2009.

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18Nov 2013
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Dallas Crawford (#4)

S/LB Isaiah Bell: Bell, now a defensive end, had 3 tackles and 1 sack in Lake Erie’s 50-32 win over Tiffin. Lake Erie ends the year with a record of 4-7. Bell ends the year with 14 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery returned 97 yards for a touchdown.

TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 2 catches for 42 yards and 1 kickoff return for 5 yards in Oregon’s 44-21 win over Utah.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez: Rodriguez and his Arizona Wildcats suffered a 24-17 loss to Washington State and fell to 6-4 on the year. Running back Ka’Deem Carey had 26 rushes for 132 yards and 1 touchdown.

CB Dallas Crawford: Crawford had a great individual performance with 19 carries for 115 yards and 3 catches for 48 yards, but Miami was upset by the Duke Blue Devils in a 48-30 game.

S Vladimir Emilien: Emilien had 3 tackles in Toledo’s 51-41 win over Buffalo.

K Anthony Fera: Fera was 1/1 on extra points and 2/2 on field goals (from 39 and 27 yards), but Texas lost to Oklahoma State by a score of 38-13.

K Matt Goudis: Goudis was 3/3 on extra points and 3/3 on field goals (from 32, 32, and 31 yards), but Miami lost to Duke by a score of 48-30.

S Carvin Johnson: Johnson had 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Hampton’s 42-12 loss to Bethune-Cookman.

WR Jerald Robinson: Robinson had 2 catches for 22 yards and 1 touchdown in Walsh University’s 49-28 loss to Findlay. Walsh ends the year with a record of 3-8. On the season, Robinson led the team in all categories with 38 catches for 499 yards and 7 touchdowns.

S Marvin Robinson: Robinson had 5 tackles and 3 pass breakups in Ferris State’s 35-22 victory over Northern Michigan.

WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 3 catches for 27 yards in Norfolk State’s 24-13 loss to North Carolina Central.

S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 7 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery in Pitt’s 34-27 loss to North Carolina.

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Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson is helping out a Texas team that was thought to be sliding downward.

TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 1 catch for 18 yards in Oregon’s 45-24 victory over Washington.

K Anthony Fera: Fera was 3/3 on field goals, including makes of 50, 43, and 31 yards. He was also 3/4 on extra points with the fourth attempt being blocked. His Texas Longhorns beat Oklahoma by a score of 36-20.

Linebackers coach Jay Hopson: Hopson’s Alcorn State team moved to 5-2 after a 48-0 destruction of Grambling. The team rushed for 288 yards and passed for another 254

S Carvin Johnson: Johnson had 6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 pass breakup in Hampton’s 31-26 victory over North Carolina A&T. That’s Hampton’s first win of the year.

LB Mike Jones: Jones had 14 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, .5 sacks, and 1 pass breakup in Western Michigan’s 33-0 loss to Buffalo. Western is 0-7 on the season, but Jones is having a decent year with 63 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, and 1 pass breakup.

Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson: Don’t look now, but Greg Robinson – recently hired as Texas’s defensive coordinator – helped the Longhorns to their 36-20 upset win over Oklahoma. Oklahoma managed just 263 total yards and quarterback Blake Bell got picked off twice, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

WR Jerald Robinson: Robinson had 3 catches for 33 yards and 1 touchdown in Walsh University’s 38-28 win over Malone. He now has 24 catches for 306 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year.

S Marvin Robinson: Robinson started at safety and had 5 tackles in Ferris State’s 54-44 win over Grand Valley State.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez: Arizona fell to 3-2 after a 38-31 loss to USC. The Wildcats were down 28-3 at one point, but they recovered to make it a one-score game. Quarterback B.J. Denker had a career day with 363 yards and 4 touchdowns through the air.

WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 1 catch for 8 yards in Norfolk State’s 14-7 loss to Delaware State.

S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 6 tackles in Pitt’s 19-9 loss to Virginia Tech.

CB Adrian Witty: Witty had 6 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in Cincinnati’s 38-20 win over 0-6 Temple.

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Mike Jones (#27) had a solid game for Western Michigan

TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 1 catch for 24 yards, made 1 tackle, and ran in a 2-point conversion for Oregon as they handled the Colorado Buffaloes by a score of 57-16.

CB Dallas Crawford: Crawford had 5 carries for 31 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus a 6-yard reception and 1 tackle, in Miami’s 45-30 win over Georgia Tech.

K Matt Goudis: Goudis was 6/6 on extra points and 1/1 from 24 yards on a field goal. Miami beat Georgia Tech, 45-30.

LB Mike Jones: Jones had 7 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in Western Michigan’s 47-20 loss to Toledo.

TE Ricardo Miller: Miller started at tight end and caught 1 pass for 6 yards in UMass’s 28-7 loss to Bowling Green.

WR Jerald Robinson: Robinson had 3 catches for 87 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown. Unfortunately for him, Walsh lost to Ohio Dominican by a score of 33-20.

S Marvin Robinson: Robinson had 4 tackles and 1 pass breakup as Ferris State lost a 31-28 decision to Saginaw Valley State.

Defensive coordinator Scott Shafer: Shafer’s Syracuse Orangemen fell to 2-3 after a 49-14 home loss to Clemson. Former Michigan target Sammy Watkins had 4 catches for 126 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown, in the game.

WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 2 catches for 19 yards and 1 carry for 2 yards in Norfolk State’s 26-24 win over Savannah State.

CB Adrian Witty: Witty had 2 tackles in Cincinnati’s 26-20 loss to South Florida.