Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2008

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29Jan 2017
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Ex-Wolverines: Class of 2008

Boubacar Cissoko (image via Bleacher Report)

If you want the scoop on other former Michigan commits and signees, check out the Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia (LINK).


Boubacar Cissoko – Cornerback – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Cissoko was an early commitment in 2007.  Highly recruited, he played extensively as a freshman in 2008.  A starter at the beginning of 2009, Cissoko made 16 tackles, 2 pass breakups, and 1 interception before being suspended and eventually kicked off the team for personal conduct issues.  Cissoko was then arrested for robbery charges that occurred after his football career ended.  He was released from jail and played semi-pro football.
Current status: Out of football

Hit the jump for more on the class of 2008.

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16Jan 2017
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Review of 2008 Recruiting: Running Backs

Sam McGuffie (image via AnnArbor.com)

Kevin Grady (RS Jr.)
Carlos Brown (Jr.)
Brandon Minor (Jr.)
Avery Horn (RS Fr.)

Michael Cox
High school: Avon (CT) Old Farms
Ratings: Rivals 3-star RB
College: Michigan UMass
Other notable offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland
Scoop: Cox redshirted as a freshman. He had 13 carries for 113 yards (8.7 yards/carry) and 2 touchdowns in 2009, and then he had 6 carries for 56 yards (9.3 yards/carry) in 2010. He remained for 2011 but didn’t touch the ball. He took a grad transfer exception to end up at UMass in 2012, where he ended up as the starting running back. He had 198 carries for 710 yards (3.6 yards/carry) and 5 touchdowns, along with 13 catches for 63 yards. He was drafted in the 7th round (#253 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Over the 2013-2014 seasons, he totaled 26 carries for 76 yards and 5 catches for 21 yards. He was used extensively as a kick returner, totaling 31 returns for 697 yards (22.5 yards/return). He has been out of the league since the end of that 2014 season.

Sam McGuffie
High school: Cypress (TX) Cy-Fair
Ratings: Rivals 4-star, #10 APB
College: Michigan Rice
Other notable offers: Notre Dame, USC
Scoop: McGuffie played immediately as a freshman, carrying the ball 118 times for 486 yards (4.1 yards/carry) and 3 touchdowns; he also caught 19 passes for 175 yards and 1 touchdown. He transferred to Rice after the season and sat out 2009. He carried the ball 197 times for 883 yards (4.5 yards/carry) and 6 touchdowns, and he also caught 39 passes for 384 yards (9.8 yards/catch) and 3 touchdowns, in 2010. An injury-shortened season in 2011 saw him carry the ball 38 times for 158 yards (4.2 yards/carry) and 1 touchdown, along with 9 catches for 72 yards (8.0 yards/catch) and 1 touchdown. He moved to slot receiver for 2012, catching 54 passes for 603 yards (11.2 yards/catch) and 5 touchdowns. He went undrafted in 2013 and spent some time on a few practice squads. He’s now a member of the U.S.A. bobsled team.

Michael Shaw
High school: Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison
Ratings: Rivals 4-star, #7 RB, #102 overall
College: Michigan
Other notable offers: Clemson, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee, West Virginia
Scoop: Shaw started his career as a backup and maintained that role for the remainder of his four-year career. He had 42 carries for 215 yards (5.1 yards/carry) in 2008. Then in 2009, he had 42 rushes for 185 yards (4.4 yards/carry) and 2 scores. In 2010 he ran 75 times for 402 yards (5.4 yards/carry) and 9 touchdowns. With the arrival of Brady Hoke in 2011, his attempts fell to 31 while rushing for 199 yards (6.4 yards/carry) and 3 touchdowns. For his career, he had a respectable 190 carries for 1,001 yards (5.3 yards/carry) and 14 touchdowns, along with 19 catches for 124 yards (6.5 yards/catch) and 1 score. He was undrafted in 2012 and did not play professionally.

Hit the jump for other players the Wolverines targeted in 2008, along with some other bits and pieces at the end.

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28Apr 2013
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: NFL Draft edition

Darryl Stonum is now a Kansas City Chief

Former Michigan running back Michael Cox measured in at 6’0″, 222 lbs. at the UMass pro day.  He ran a 4.58 forty, had a 4.08 shuttle, showed a 41″ vertical, did 24 reps on the bench, and broad jumped 10’11”.  He spent the 2012 season as a Minuteman and was selected in the 7th round (#253 overall) by the New York Giants.

Former Michigan defensive tackle commit DeQuinta Jones measured in at 6’4″, 306 lbs. at the Arkansas pro day.  He proceeded to run a 5.4 forty and do 19 reps on the bench press, which got him signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.

Former Michigan running back Sam McGuffie tested at the regional combine prior to the NFL Draft with a 4.28 forty, a 41.5″ vertical, 11.2″ broad jump, a 3.8 shuttle, and 26 reps on the bench press.  He had been playing running back and wide receiver for the past few years at Rice, and on Saturday night, he signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent.

Former Michigan offensive tackle Dann O’Neill measured in at 6’7″, 326 lbs., did 26 reps on the bench, and ran a 5.41 forty at his pro day.  He had been playing right tackle for Western Michigan for the past few seasons.  O’Neill signed with the Houston Texans on Saturday night as an undrafted free agent.

Former Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum measured in at 6’1″, 205 lbs., did 16 reps on the bench, ran a 4.57 forty, broad jumped 10’3″, had a 4.64 shuttle, and had a 36.5″ vertical.  Stonum played sparingly for Baylor in 2012.  On Saturday night he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

9Jan 2013
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Ex-Wolverine Updates

Sam McGuffie

Former Michigan cornerback Cullen Christian: Christian had 2 tackles in Pitt’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

Former Michigan running back Sam McGuffie: McGuffie had 5 receptions for 80 yards in Rice’s 33-14 victory over Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.  He ends the season with 54 catches, 603 yards, and 5 touchdowns, along with 5 carries for 16 yards.

Former Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez: Rodriguez ended the year with a 49-48 win in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.  Running back Ka’Deem Carey (1,929 rushing yards, 23 touchdowns) ends the year as the FBS leader in rushing yards.  In true Rich Rodriguez fashion, the Wildcats finished #117 in passing defense and #118 in total defense, but they still went 8-5.

Former Michigan wide receiver Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 1 carry for 1 yard in Bowling Green’s 29-20 loss to San Jose State in the Military Bowl.  He ended the season with 15 catches for 114 yards and 1 carry for 1 yard.

Former Michigan safety Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 1 tackle in Pitt’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

Former Michigan cornerback commit Adrian Witty: Witty had 3 tackles in Cincinnati’s 48-34 win over Duke in the Belk Bowl.

28Nov 2012
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Ex-Wolverine Updates

Adiran Witty (#8) had a big game for Cincinnati

Former Michigan RB Michael Cox: Cox had 17 carries for 66 yards and 1 touchdown and 1 catch for 3 yards in UMass’s 42-21 loss to Central Michigan.

Former Michigan CB commit Dallas Crawford: Crawford had 3 carries for 13 yards and also completed a halfback pass for 29 yards in Miami’s 52-45 win over Duke.

Former Michigan S Vladimir Emilien: Emilien had 1 tackle in Toledo’s 35-23 victory over Akron.

Former Michigan DT commit DeQuinta Jones: Jones had 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup in Arkansas’s 20-13 loss to LSU.

Former Michigan RB Sam McGuffie: McGuffie had 2 receptions for 7 yards in Rice’s 33-24 win over UTEP.

Former Michigan WR/CB commit Dewayne Peace: Peace had 7 catches for 101 yards in Houston’s 40-17 victory over Tulane.

Former Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez: Rodriguez and his Arizona Wildcats lost the regular season finale to Arizona State by a score of 41-34.  Star running back Kadeem Carey had 172 yards and 1 touchdown to bring his season totals to 1,757 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Former Michigan WR Je’Ron Stokes: Stokes had 1 catch for 0 yards in Bowling Green’s 21-7 win over Kent State.

Former Michigan S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 1 tackle in Pitt’s 27-6 victory over Rutgers.

Former Michigan CB commit Adrian Witty: Witty had the best game of his career with 3 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 pass breakups, and 1 forced fumble in Cincinnati’s 27-10 victory over South Florida.