"When you look back at the recruiting class of 2005, there is some good, some bad – and some tragic." --Rivals
Below is a list of Michigan's top recruits(and eventual results)in the Rivals 100 of 2005:
22. Kevin Grady, RB, Michigan
East Grand Rapids (Mich.) High
-Grady looked like a future star as a freshman (483 yards in a reserve role) but saw his workload decrease as a sophomore. He then blew out his ACL in spring 2007. He played in 10 games this past season as a junior, rushing for 33 yards.
37. Marques Slocum, OG, Michigan
Philadelphia West Catholic
-He had problems becoming academically eligible and ended up playing only one season in Ann Arbor. He was dismissed from the team last summer and reportedly is trying to get his academics in order at a junior college.
45. Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
Warren (Ohio) Harding
-After a solid three-year career at Michigan, Manningham left Ann Arbor after his junior season. He was a second-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2008 NFL draft but missed most of this past season with injuries.
49. Antonio Bass, ATH, Michigan
Jackson (Mich.) High
-Bass played in 10 games as a freshman, but then sustained a serious knee injury that included nerve damage in spring 2006. He remains on scholarship but no longer is playing football.
83. Cory Zirbel, OT, Michigan
Murray (Ky.) High
-He has missed the past two seasons because of injury.
96. Terrance Taylor, DT, Michigan
Muskegon (Mich.) High
-Taylor was a four-year letterman for the Wolverines and a team captain this past season.
98. James McKinney, DT, Michigan
Louisville (Ky.) Central
-McKinney left Michigan after two years because of injuries and a lack of playing time and transferred to Louisville. He no longer is on the Cardinals' roster.
So...was this class good, bad, or tragic!?!