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Rivals has a premium article that says in the free header that Michigan has offered 2012 big man Marshall Wood, a quickly rising prospect described in the header as "another young for his grade, highly skilled and high IQ player." His ESPN profile has him at 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, with a three-star ranking.
It appears that Michigan is his highest-profile offer right now, but a West Virginia Illustrated article from a couple weeks ago said that "Wood ranks West Virginia in his top five schools right now, though he only lists WVU and Maryland as teams that really stand out right now." The text accompanying his highlight video that was posted in April had this as his official offer list: St. Joe's, Duquesne, Appalachian State, Akron, Wofford, UNC Charlotte, William and Mary, JMU, Liberty. Among other schools listed with "modest interest" are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Xavier.
Offering Wood seems to run counter to the conventional wisdom in the wake of the commitments of Irvin and Walton. For example, Sam Webb said last week that he believed that only top prospects such as Mitch McGary would be candidates for another 2012 commitment. EDIT: Some people are speculating on other boards that Wood may reclassify to the class of 2013, and if he did so he could be a top 100 player.
In the meantime, yesterday NBE Basketball Report posted an interview with Stefan Jankovic, in which Jankovic (another 2012 prospect) continues to indicate that Michigan is among the schools interested in him, although he says Wake Forest is his leading school:
NBE: At this time, what schools are you considering that are actively recruiting you?
SJ: I’d probably have to say Wake Forest, Syracuse, Michigan, Georgetown, Florida State, Missouri, Boston College, Seton Hall, Purdue.
NBE: Any favorites or leaders?
SJ: As of right now Wake Forest would have to be leading. They were there since the beginning and have been showing me the most love.