Whiffing on Dre Kirkpatrick and Marcus Hall is quite a bit different than whiffing on Brennan Williams and Darius Winston. Michigan has no shot at Kirkpatrick and Hall, and never did.
This can usually change daily, but at the moment, my best guess:
QB: Newsome, Beaver
RB: Toussaint, V. Smith
Slot: T. Jones, Gallon
WR: McNeal, Thomas
OL: Schofield, Freeman
DE: LaLota/Roh/Graham, Tank Carradine
DT: Campbell, D. Jones
LB: Barnes, M. Jones, B. Hawthorne
CB: Winston, Turner (Michigan recruited him as a CB), M. Jackson, Peace
-I'm totally guessing on Todd Thomas at WR. His last update a month ago had Michigan and Pitt at the top of his list. Might be more wishful thinking than otherwise.
-The OL is murky. The rumor going around about Brennan Williams suddenly wanting to stay on the East coast is disconcerting, but hasn't been confirmed yet. If that turns out to be false, I'd include him and possibly remove Freeman (who might be crazy).
-It would be really, really bad if we whiffed on all three of Roh, Graham and LaLota. We NEED at least one of those guys. -Tank is a monster. If he has his grades and any other off-field issues sorted out, he should be #1 on the DE list, ahead of the aforementioned three.
-The latest Winston update was encouraging for UM. He basically has a final three of Arkansas, M, and Clemson. At the moment, I like Hopson's recruiting and Michigan's CB lineage in that battle.
-I'm not writing off Jelani Jenkins just yet. He hasn't done any narrowing down yet and has kept his cards very close to the vest. Until he starts narrowing down, Michigan has as good a shot as everyone else.
-I'm also not giving up on Shaq. His recruitment is kind of fuzzy. If Michigan can show him during this season that we're actually going to pass the ball and the WRs aren't just going to be blockers, I think there's a real chance Shaq will pick Michigan. That's a ways off, though.