2013 Michigan Football Recruiting Board

A Note on "Stars": These are a general (not exact) average of a player's status among the four recruiting services.

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Projected Class Size:

  Names Count
Expired Eligibility D. Robinson, V. Smith, R. Roundtree, B. Moore, P. Omameh, E. Mealer, R. Barnum, W. Campbell, C. Roh, K. Demens, B. Hawthorne, J.T. Floyd, J. Kovacs 13
Transfer C. Rock, T. Talbott, T. Carter 3
Early Entry Possibilities: T. Lewan, F. Toussaint --
Unrenewed Fifth Possibilities: M. Jones 1
Other Unused: 7 7

Total: Michigan has 23 to give right now and will probably see that swell to around 24-25 with normal attrition. More detail on the scholarship situation can be found at the depth chart by class.

The Board


Icon Name Meaning
Sad Josh The genre of player with unrequited interest in Michigan. Unlikely to receive offers; most will eventually fade off the list and go to Duke or Michigan State or something.
Nefarious Eduardo Player is a longshot. Either they've declared someone else a leader publicly or popular opinion holds that they're likely to go to another school.
Data Either no opinion or Michigan is one of a fairly even group of chasing schools. Players in this category maintain no leader or change their leader frequently. The default category for players that we don't know much about yet.
Happy Teeth Players who have Michigan in a small leading group or have Michigan as a tenuous favorite. Should be regarded as a good shot, not a slam dunk.
Mr. Blue Player is either a verbal or is expected to be one sooner or later. Players with this designation are 65%+ to be Michigan commits.

Additional note: (EE) next to a Michigan commit indicates the player intends to enroll early.


Needs: High. Denard Robinson graduates (*sobs*) after 2012, leaving the Wolverines with just two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.

Status: Michigan locked up blue-chip in-stater Shane Morris before the end of his sophomore season. They're not pursuing another quarterback for the class.

Projected Commits: 1.

Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Shane Morris MI ****.5 Michigan Commitment post. MGoScouting 1. MGoScouting 2. Extended junior highlights. Top performer at Pitt NLA 7-on-7. Earns Elite11 finals invite, photobombs Buckeyes. SMSB recap.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Kevin Olsen NJ **** Miami (YTM) Miami commit.
Riley Ferguson NC ***.5 Tennessee Tennessee commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes

Running Back / Fullback

Needs: Moderate. Michigan only graduates Vincent Smith from the current roster, but Fitz Toussaint will be a senior in 2013 and behind him there isn't a proven back on the team, nor a player who was a considered a blue-chip talent out of high school. One workhorse-type is a must and depth would be a plus.

No need for a fullback after giving a scholarship to Sione Houma in 2012.

Status: Michigan already has two backs in the fold in DeVeon Smith—the workhorse—and Wyatt Shallman—the jumbo athlete who brings some thunder to the backfield. The Wolverines are in position to shoot for a high-end talent and be just fine if they miss out.

Projected Commits: 2 RBs... three if they get the right guy.

Running Back
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
DeVeon Smith OH **** Michigan Commitment post. Extended junior highlight reel.
Wyatt Shallman MI **** Michigan Commitment post. Post-commitment interview—will come in as a tailback.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Derrick Green VA ****.5 Clemson, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, others Clemson one-time leader, but he's backed off of that. Michigan in mix with OSU, VT($). Alabama, Oregon also in play. Michigan in top 15. Rumored BBQ commitment did not happen, but M firmly in top 6, likely atop list.
Jordan Wilkins TN **** Auburn Auburn commit.
Ty Isaac IL ****.5 USC Narrows list to three($). Mom thinks it's down to Michigan and USC($). Commits to USC.
Justin Davis CA **** USC USC commit.
Chase Abbington MO **** Missouri Mizzou commit.
Keith Ford TX ****.5 Oklahoma Oklahoma commit.
Kyle Hicks TX **** Texas Texas commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Berkley Edwards MI *** Iowa, Minnesota, Bowling Green, Central Michigan Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Western Michigan Brother of Braylon. Runs a 4.35($), but is 5'9", maybe shorter. Braylon twitter rant about M not recruiting Berkley.

Wide Receiver

Needs: Major. Michigan only loses Roundtree from the 2012 roster, but among the guys that return, only Jeremy Gallon has produced anything substantial so far in his career. The Wolverines need size and playmaking ability.

Status: Dukes and York give Michigan a pair of big targets with solid hands. The Wolverines will take one more receiver, and they're currently holding that spot for Laquon Treadwell, though offers continue to go out to other wideouts.

Projected Commits: 3.

Wide Receiver
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Jaron Dukes OH ***.5 Michigan Commitment post. Post-commitment interview—may not feel entirely safe in Columbus.
Csont'e York MI *** Michigan First name pronounced "Son-tay". Commitment post.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Laquon Treadwell IL **** Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Oregon, Auburn, Michigan State, others Michigan was stated leader at one point, still presumed leader. Moved up timetable. Michigan in top group. Wants to visit Auburn($).  Still plans in-season decision.
Paul Harris MD *** Tennessee Offered in late April. Mom in Michigan's corner($). Plans summer visit. M in top four($). Commits to Tennessee.
Devon Allen AZ **** Arizona State, Washington, Stanford, USC, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, others Very fast. Top four of ASU, UW, Stanford, USC, all schools he's visited; plans Midwest trip that includes M($). Visited day before BBQ.
Alvin Bailey FL **** Florida State, UCF, Florida, others Recent (May 7th) offer. HS teammate of four-star safety Leon McQuay III. Visited in June. Michigan in top group but UCF leads.
Demorea Stringfellow CA **** Washington Will take official visit to Ohio State($). No stated leaders. NOTY candidate, obvs. Commits to Washington.
Sebastian LaRue CA **** USC USC commit.
Kevin Gladney OH *** Nebraska Nebraska commit.
James Quick KY ****.5 Louisville, Ohio State, Oregon, others M not among leaders.
Shelby Christy LA *** Mississippi State Mississippi State commit.
Jordan Cunningham FL ***.5 Alabama, Florida State, Miami (YTM), Notre Dame, Stanford, others Top five of Alabama, FSU, Miami, ND, Stanford.
Zach Bradshaw MD *** Virginia Scout lists him as an OLB. Visited AA in March($). Father went to Michigan State. Commits to Penn State as a linebacker. Decommits and flips to Virginia.
Robert Foster PA ***** Alabama, Penn State, Pitt, others Top WR in Midwest. M usually not mentioned among schools under serious consideration.
Darrell Daniels CA **** Washington Washington commit.
Uriah LeMay NC **** Georgia Older brother plays at Georgia. Georgia commit.
MarQuez North NC ****.5 Clemson, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, others Likely staying in SEC/ACC country.
Richard Benjamin FL *** UCF UCF commit.
Marcell Ateman TX **** Oklahoma State Oklahoma State commit.
Darren Carrington CA *** Oregon Oregon commit.
Eldridge Massington TX **** USC Southern Cal commit.
Jake Oliver TX **** Texas Texas commit.
James Onwualu MN ***.5 Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Rob Wheelwright OH *** Wisconsin Brother Ernie played at Minnesota. Wisconsin commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Charlie Callinan NJ *** UConn, Rutgers, West Virginia, others Early interest, but no offer.

Tight End

Needs: High. Michigan loses Brandon Moore after 2012, leaving only recent position-switch Jordan Paskorz and sophomores-to-be Devin Funchess and A.J. Williams at the position.

Status: The Wolverines filled their need early with the commitments of Khalid Hill and Jake Butt.

Projected Commits: 2.

Tight End
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Jake Butt OH **** Michigan Commitment post. Extended junior highlight reel. Post-commitment interview.
Khalid Hill MI *** Michigan Commitment post. SMSB recap.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Adam Breneman PA ****.5 Penn State Penn State commit.
Standish Dobard LA ***.5 Miami (YTM) Miami commit.
Jacob Matuska OH ***.5 Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Scott Orndoff PA *** Pitt Pitt commit.
Durham Smythe TX **** Texas Texas commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes

Offensive Line

Needs: High. Despite a strong group here in 2012, Michigan still needs a lot of depth—besides seniors-to-be Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield, every Wolverine lineman in 2013 will have either sophomore or freshman eligibility. They need versatile linemen and must cover tackle, guard, and center.

Status: Michigan is done with offensive line recruiting after getting five early commits.

Projected Commits: 5.

Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Kyle Bosch IL **** Michigan (EE) Commitment post. Post-commitment interview. Will enroll early ($).
David Dawson MI **** Michigan Commitment post. Post-commitment interview. Top performer at Ohio NFTC (Video). SMSB recap with video.
Chris Fox CO **** Michigan Commitment post.
Patrick Kugler PA **** Michigan Commitment post. Junior highlights.
Logan Tuley-Tillman IL **** Michigan (EE) Commitment post. Post-commitment interview. Kyle Turley film breakdown. Plans to enroll early. Wanted to transfer to a Michigan HS for senior year, but that appears unlikely now. SMSB recap with video.
Offered Prospects
Ethan Pocic IL **** LSU Younger brother of Illinois OL Graham Pocic. LSU commit.
Laremy Tunsil FL ***** Florida, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, others Top-ranked tackle nationally.
Steve Elmer MI **** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit. Pledged to ND after visit for Under The Lights game.
Hunter Bivin KY **** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Mike McGlinchey PA **** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Colin McGovern IL **** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Evan Lisle OH **** Ohio State Ohio State commit.
Marcell Lazard NJ *** West Virginia West Virginia commit.
Jake Raulerson TX **** Texas Texas commit.
J.J. Gustafson TX ***.5 Texas A&M Texas A&M commit.
Tim Gardner IN *** Ohio State Scout lists Michigan offer, but no other site does. Ohio State commit.
Brendan Mahon NJ ***.5 Penn State Penn State commit.
John Montelus MA **** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Ishmael Wilson TX **** Texas A&M Texas A&M commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Khaliel Rodgers MD ***.5 Auburn, UConn, Ole Miss, Ohio State, UCLA, West Virginia, others Camped at Michigan. Recruited by David Dawson, whom he hit it off with at camp.

Defensive Tackle

Needs: High. The need isn't completely dire after Michigan pulled in Ondre Pipkins and Willie Henry—along with DEs Chris Wormley and Matt Godin, either of whom could shift to the three-tech—in 2012, but they could use additional depth at both nose tackle and three-tech.

Status: Michigan secured commitments from Maurice Hurst Jr., who can play either the nose or three-tech, and Henry Poggi, who could be a three-tech or strongside DE. Unless the Wolverines decide they need a pure nose, they're likely done at DT.

Projected Commits: 1-2.

Henry Poggi MD **** Michigan Won't name leaders($), but has visited M and 'Bama three times each. Commitment post.
Maurice Hurst Jr. MA ***.5 Michigan Son of former New England Patriot Maurice Hurst. Offer. Considering commitment on upcoming visit? Top 2 of Michigan and Virginia. Visit set for June 6, will announce after visit. Commitment post.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Josh Augusta IL *** Michigan, Illinois, Michigan State, Notre Dame, others Visited in April. Plans return visit for summer.
Eddie Vanderdoes CA ****.5 Cal, Oregon, Penn State, Nebraska, others Could also play SDE. Will take officials($) to Nebraska, Oregon, PSU.
Scott Pagano HI ***.5 Clemson Over 40 offers. Planned officials to Nebraska, LSU. Michigan in mix for official. Top 2 of LSU and Florida($). Commits to Clemson.
Elijah Qualls CA **** Washington Top 3 of UW, Arizona, Oregon State; planned offical to Michigan. Favors USC and Washington($). Commits to Washington.
Rod Crayton AL ***.5 Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee, others M no longer recruiting.
Darius Latham IN **** Wisconsin Not close to a decision. Commits to Wisconsin.
Montravius Adams GA ***** Clemson, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Oregon, USC, others #1 tackle in country. M not in mix right now.
Jay Ellison GA *** Auburn, Georgia Tech, Michigan, others Auburn leads.
Michael Hill SC **** Ohio State Named top 8, no Michigan($). Commits to Ohio State.
Maquedius Bain FL ***.5 Florida State Soft FSU commit.
Greg Webb NJ **** Penn State Penn State commit.
Billy Price OH **** Ohio State Ohio State commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Kenton Gibbs MI *** Illinois Cass Tech prospect. Committed to Illinois. Appears to be a soft commit, especially after Wisconsin offer.
Matt Miller OH *** Wisconsin Younger brother of M OL Jack Miller. Plays OL and DL. Waiting for M offer. Commits to Wisconsin.
Donovan Munger OH **** Ohio State, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, others Still interested in earning a Michigan offer($). Unlikely to happen after Poggi and Hurst commitments.
Poet Thomas MI *** Florida, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, others Detroit Country Day prospect. Talking to Michigan($), but yet to receive offer.

Defensive End

Needs: Moderate. Could use a little extra depth at both WDE and SDE, but need isn't dire after bringing in Wormley, Strobel, and Ojemudia in 2012.

Status: Michigan has Taco Charlton in the fold at WDE and is in the mix for a handful of solid SDE prospects.

Projected Commits: 2.

Defensive End
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Taco Charlton OH **** Michigan Commitment post. Post-commitment interview. Extended junior highlight reel. Impresses at LA Nike camp.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Joe Mathis CA **** Nebraska, Michigan, Washington, others Cousin of 5-star CA S Su'a Cravens. Over-the-moon visit reaction (has those for most visits, apparently). Top 3($) of Nebraska, Michigan, and Washington.
Wyatt Teller VA **** Virginia, Virginia Tech, Michigan Top 2($) of Virginia and VT. Now has M in top 3 with UVA and VT.
Tashawn Bower NJ **** Auburn Auburn commit.
Elijah Daniel IN **** Clemson Clemson commit.
Jonathan Allen VA ****.5 Alabama Alabama commit.
Dajaun Drennon NJ ***.5 North Carolina Top 3($) of Penn State, Notre Dame, and Kentucky. Updated top 5($) of UK, UNC, ND, WVU, and USC. Commits to UNC.
Jason Hatcher KY **** USC Top 5($) of Tennessee, South Carolina, USC, Ohio State, Louisville. Commits to USC.
Alquadin Muhammad NJ **** Rutgers, Boston College, Colorado, Michigan, Miami, others Don Bosco Prep. Only visits have been to Rutgers, BC, and Colorado.
Joey Bosa FL ****.5 Ohio State Ohio State commit.
Christian Lacouture TX ***.5 Nebraska Nebraska commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Ebenezer Ogundeko NY *** Notre Dame, Syracuse, Florida UConn decommit. ND, Syracuse, Florida in top 3; June decision($).


Needs: Low. Michigan took four quality linebackers in 2012 and is pretty stocked at MLB and WLB. Getting help at SLB is a priority, however.

Status: Michigan has their SLB in Mike McCray and filled out their need for two linebackers with WLB/MLB Ben Gedeon. After missing out on E.J. Levenberry, they're done unless circumstances change.

Projected Commits: 2.

Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Ben Gedeon OH **** Michigan Commitment post. Allen Trieu scouting report.
Mike McCray OH **** Michigan Son of former OSU captain Mike McCray. Commitment post.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Alex Anzalone PA **** Notre Dame Turned away from visit after McCray committed. Ohio State decommitment after Charles Waugh incident. Focused on Florida, PSU, Stanford, ND, and USC, but hasn't ruled out OSU. Commits to Notre Dame.
Larenz Bryant NC **** South Carolina South Carolina commit.
Michael Hutchings CA ****.5 USC Could also play strong safety. Worthy of a spot if a "best player available" scholarship is open. Will decide July 1 between Oregon, USC, Cal, and Washington. Commits to USC.
Peter Kalambayi NC **** Stanford Stanford commit.
Yannick Ngakoue DC ***.5 Maryland Maryland commit.
Matt Rolin VA **** South Carolina South Carolina leads. VT, FSU, Florida, and Georgia round out top 5 ($). Commits to South Carolina.
Jaylon Smith IN ***** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Reginald Carter GA *** Georgia Georgia commit.
E.J. Levenberry MD **** Florida State Chose Florida State over Michigan.
Shane Jones OH ***.5 Michigan State Turned away from visit during same weekend as Anzalone. MSU commit.
Dorian O'Daniel MD **** Clemson HS teammate of 5-star CB Kendall Fuller. Clemson commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes


Needs: Moderate. Only took one in last class (Terry Richardson) but depth is solid overall.

Status: With Ross Douglass swapping Penn State blue for a chance at a bowl game in his lifetime, the Wolverines have three four-star commits (Jourdan Lewis, Gareon Conley) and a sleeper camp commit in Channing Stribling. Barring a decomittment or 5-star crazy thing Michigan is done.

Projected Commits: 3-4.

Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Gareon Conley OH **** Michigan Commitment post.
Jourdan Lewis MI **** Michigan Cass Tech product. MGoScouting one. MGoScouting two (picks off Shane Morris edition). Commitment post. Standout at Adidas Invitational. SMSB recap.
Ross Douglas OH ***.5 Michigan Commitment post.
Channing Stribling NC **.5 Michigan Surprise camp offer and subsequent commitment. Commitment post.
Offered Prospects
Kendall Fuller MD ***** Virginia Tech Good Counsel prospect, former teammate of current M corner Blake Countess. Unofficial visit for spring game. M in top 4($) with Clemson, VT, Tennessee. Planning return visit. M in top 3($) with Clemson and VT. Committed to VT.
Leon McQuay III FL ****.5 USC, Vanderbilt, FSU, Michigan

Visited in late May. M "probably top 5" after visit($). Plays S in HS, but recruited as CB. Michigan in top 3($) with Vandy and USC. Michigan out of top three after taking Ross Douglas, but still in picture.
Cole Luke AZ **** Oklahoma, Washington, Nebraska, Notre Dame, California, Michigan, Arkansas, others M in top 7 ($).
John Ross CA **** UCLA, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, others Camp offer at CB; most schools recruiting for WR.
Nadir Barnwell NJ **** Penn State, Rugters, others Penn State and Rutgers standing out.
Vernon Hargreaves III FL ***** Florida Father is assistant coach at USF. Considering summer visit ($). Near-lock to stay in Florida.
Cameron Walker CA **** Oregon State, Arizona State, Boise State, Michigan, others Taking things slow.
Priest Willis AZ ****.5 LSU, Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Nebraska, Notre Dame, others Longshot at best.
Tre Bell NJ *** Florida Florida commit.
Devin Butler OH *** Notre Dame Notre Dame commit.
Cam Burrows OH ****.5 Ohio State Ohio State commit.
Antwuan Davis TX **** Texas Texas commit.
Chris Hawkins CA **** USC USC commit.
Ryan White KY ***.5 Louisville Louisville commit.
Shaquille Wiggins GA **** Georgia Georgia commit.
Eli Woodard NJ ****.5 Ohio State Ohio State commit.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes


Needs: Low. Only Jordan Kovacs departs and Michigan took three in 2012.

Status: Michigan has a top-100 overall prospect in Dymonte Thomas. If they take another safety, it'll be another top-flight guy.

Projected Commits: 1-2.

Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Dymonte Thomas OH ****.5 Michigan

Cousin of OSU incoming freshman Bri'onte Dunn. Commitment post. Extended junior highlight reel.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Su'a Cravens CA ***** USC

Chose USC over Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, and UCLA.
Shane Cockerille MD *** Maryland Committed to Maryland as a dual-threat QB.
Tim Harris VA **** Virginia

Virginia commit.
Tray Matthews GA **** Georgia

Georgia commit.
Jalyn Powell OH *** Michigan State Michigan State commit.
Jayme Thompson OH ***.5 Ohio State West Virginia decommit. Flipped to OSU upon receiving offer.
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes


Needs: Low.

Status: Michigan's coaches decided long snapper was a need, so they offered and accepted a commitment from Scott Sypniewski. It's unlikely that any other specialist will be offered, though it's possible that a kicker gets a preferred walk-on spot.

Projected commits: 1.

Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Scott Sypniewski (LS) IL ** Michigan Commitment post.
Offered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
Unoffered Prospects
Name State Stars Schools Y/N Notes
J.J. McGrath (K/P) MI ** Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, South Florida Camped during summer. Offered a preferred walk-on spot. M in top 5.