Countess will wear #2(!), Peppers is #5. + other freshmen numbers

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 20th, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Here it is!

Good for Countess. I remember the day he committed. It was around the time I really started getting into the recruiting side of things. 

Freshmen numbers for those who will be on campus now-

  • #5 Jabrill Peppers
  • #19 Jared Wangler
  • #54 Brady Pallante
  • #58 Chase Winovich
  • #59 Noah Furbush
  • #76 Juwann Bushell-Beatty
  • #85 Maurice Ways
  • #93 Lawrence Marshall
  • #94 Ian Bunting
  • incoming tranfer Ty Isaac will wear #32. The number he wore in HS.





June 20th, 2014 at 4:43 PM ^

is just weird.  I assumed he'd be in like the teens or 80's seeing how he's more Jimmy Graham and less Matthew Mulligan

Jared Wangler gets 19 btw


June 20th, 2014 at 5:05 PM ^

It does seem a bit odd because it doesn't seem like tight ends get numbers in the 90s all that often, but according to the rulebook, any "end" on offense can have a number 80-99, or in the NCAA's words, it is "strongly recommended" that they have numbers in this range. Obviously, with the Legends jerseys, we have seen spot disregard of this recommendation, but it doesn't really seem to ultimately matter. 

Mr. Yost

June 20th, 2014 at 5:14 PM ^

(Which I assume you are because Wangler is mentioned in the OP, so there's no reason to bring up his number)

...he can't Speight got it first as an early enrollee. They both play offense.

Numbers in the 80's are all taken by offensive players. Have to remember, Hoke recruits TEs where as Rich Rod didn't as much.

The only non-scholarship 80's is #89 worn by a 4th year walk-on who may actually play.

#13 could've been shared with Terry Richardson, but you have to think special teams (even though I'm not sure Richardson plays special teams because he's so small)

#15 may have been able to be shared with James Ross

#18 is a walk-on RB...IMO, THAT is the winner. That should be Bunting. #81, flipped for the skinny TE.

Lucky Socks

June 20th, 2014 at 6:49 PM ^

He's got all day to do whatever he wants. I'm sure he goes to the gym and is social. But all day leaves a lot of extra time for mind melting video games...or a Michigan obsession. It's the age of technology.

I'm pro-Devotee. I encourage him (you) to strike a balance, and I don't expect him to post as much in the fall - but it's summer. He has 18 hours a day of free time and enjoys this blog.

Wolverine Devotee

June 20th, 2014 at 5:26 PM ^


Between now and the end of Football season is when my social life is at its most active. 

I go out several times a week with friends. I've been out for damn near every World Cup soccer game recently at sports bars or gatherings, as well as going out twice a week during last football season to watch the week games. 

If that's not enough, I'm taking my lady friend to the final home game against Maryland for her first game in late November.

It may not seem like I have a "life" because of my hobbies involving Michigan and how much I post on here, but I do. 



June 20th, 2014 at 6:39 PM ^

You got that right. Welcome Week my Sr year a fraternity brother and me were at Good Time Charlie's for exactly two minutes when a drunk sorority girl I knew came up to me and said "how come you and I haven't fooled around yet?" I gave my buddy my drink which I hadn't even taken a sip of yet and left with her.

rob f

June 20th, 2014 at 8:35 PM ^

the "end of my innocence" as a freshman, less than a week after leaving home, 39 years ago this August.  In the interest of accuracy, the only differences as as follows:  substitute "dormitory" for "sorority" and change the name of the bar. 

Those decadent 70's...

rob f

June 20th, 2014 at 5:19 PM ^

single you out (as others upthread already had made similar comments), but why all the negativity towards the #94 that Bunting will be wearing?  Is it possible that he requested the #---maybe the # means something important to him?



June 20th, 2014 at 4:48 PM ^

I don't see the cachet with the #2 jersey as others (#1, #98, etc). Woodson was great and all, but the number has been worn recently by others (Crable for instance) without having a value associated with it.


June 20th, 2014 at 5:11 PM ^

Other's who've worn the #2 since Woodson has been discussed a lot on this blog. The significance of Peppers wearing it because he's a very similar to player to what Woodson was when at Michigan: dominant CB whose also dangerous enough to play offence and return kicks/punts. Numbers really don't matter, but it's fun to be nostalgic about one of favorite players vicariously through an incoming player of similar talent. Happy Countess is wearing it though.

Mr. Yost

June 20th, 2014 at 4:55 PM ^

Be honest.
How often have you refreshed to have this moment?
Props. "You've got heart, kid."
Your day is HERE my man. And I'm not going to downplay it for a second, pretty cool update...very happy that you found it first.
I assume we'll get a post from Brian about the weights coming up soon.
Well done my man, again, from all of us who've given you a hard time on the jersey number obsession...this is a great find. Hope you're doing a happy dance and analyzing this like no other.

Mr. Yost

June 20th, 2014 at 5:03 PM ^

I do have to call you out on this one though...

"Good for Countess. I remember the day he committed. It was around the time I really started getting into the recruiting side of things. "

Haha, that was late-January 2011. You can't give the old-man quote on something that happened 3.5 years ago. Say that about Woodson and okay, fair enough. But Countess still has 2 years to play!

Mr. Yost

June 20th, 2014 at 5:05 PM ^

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Elig. Hometown (High School)
64 Michael Wroblewski LB 6-2 228 FR Saint Clair Shores, Mich. (Detroit Jesuit HS)
51 Michael Ferns LB 6-3 233 FR Saint Clairsville, Ohio (Saint Clairsville)
14 Drake Harris WR 6-4 180 FR Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian)
76 Juwann Bushell-Beatty OT 6-5 295 FR Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic HS)
17 Freddy Canteen WR 6-1 170 FR Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)
19 Wilton Speight QB 6-6 230 FR Richmond, Va. (The Collegiate School)
19 Jared Wangler LB 6-2 215 FR Royal Oak, Mich. (De La Salle HS)
28 Brandon Watson DB 5-11 185 FR Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)
5 Jabrill Peppers DB 6-1 210 FR Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic HS)
85 Maurice Ways WR 6-3 192 FR Beverly Hills, Mich. (Detroit Country Day HS)
59 Noah Furbush LB 6-4 229 FR Kenton, Ohio (Kenton HS)
58 Chase Winovich LB 6-3 216 FR Clairton, Pa. (Thomas Jefferson HS)
90 Bryan Mone DT 6-4 315 FR Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)
38 Francois Montbrun DB 5-10 187 FR Ishpeming, Mich. (Westwood HS)
94 Ian Bunting TE 6-7 223 FR Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central HS)
93 Lawrence Marshall DE 6-4 230 FR Southfield, Mich. (Southfield HS)
54 Brady Pallante DT 6-1 255 FR Naples, Fla. (Barron Collier HS)
52 Mason Cole OL 6-5 275 FR Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake)



June 20th, 2014 at 5:09 PM ^

Love Marshall's number.  I think Brian said he was hoping for a RS, but with Clark graduating and only Ojemudia behind, I think he plays.  Really hoping for some pass rush pop