There is a nice article over at the Freep on Chase Winovich.
Much of the discussion here and elsewhere has questioned whether his offer list and 3 star ranking are in synch. There are a couple comments in the article that shed some light on this for me (which is why I posted a link for the article):
Although he’s a three-star prospect, Winovich has plenty of upside for the Wolverines. He played safety as an underclassman for Thomas Jefferson High School and made the switch to linebacker during his junior campaign, while also starting at running back for the Jaguars. The position switch paid off.
“My numbers seem low when you compare them to other (top linebackers), but I think I had like 77 (tackles) and the next kid on my team had like 40,” Winovich explained. “I did make all-conference, and I only played linebacker for about eight games last year.”
If last year was his first year at LB, and he already did this well, it would explain why both Hoke and Urban were interested in locking him down. I actually think he was ranked appropriately, but I also believe he has a high ceiling. I'd love to see him redshirt, just like Ryan, and come in and play in 2015 as a redshirt freshman.