Michigan - whos the top in state recruits for 2012 class

Submitted by Brewcityitalian on February 2nd, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Who are the top recruits in the state of Michigan for 2012 ?

Also Ohio has a ton of talent, and  OSu and MSu both are gonna have low number of scholarships available i hear

Michigan has the inside track on arguably the top player in the state, Toledo Whitmer DE Chris Wormley, I hear hes a michigan fan and his mom wants him to go to Michigan

 Sylvania Southview DB Allen Gant is a legacy kid. His dad played for Bo and his cousin is Charles Woodson.

Latroy Lewis, a LB from Akron Archbishop Hoban, is a legacy kid too. His dad played one season for Michigan

William Mahone is a running back from the Youngstown area

Ohio has a ton of talent

Michigan talent so far

James Ross from Orchard Lake and Dan O'brien from Flint Powers,Royce Jenkins Stone out of Cass, Efe Sch Emuakafor out East Lansing, Ben Braden out of Rockford, Aaron Burbridge Farmington Hills Harrison, also Martt Godin

From Illinois - Jaleel Johnson a DT out of Illinois will be headed to one of Michigan's junior days. DE Mikhail Dubosemay be in the mix also !

anybody have some info on the recruits and top in state players in Michigan for next years recruiting class and who were going after not listed ?

so far i think we have offered Dan Obrien, James Ross, Chris Wormley, Zeke Pike

Thanks and Go Blue



February 2nd, 2011 at 12:44 PM ^

Some guys from Michigan:

Royce Jenkins Stone (LB) and Terry Richardson (CB)

James Ross (LB)

Matt Godin (DT/OT)

Dan O'Brien (DT)

Aaron Burbidge (wr) (MSU most likely)

Brian Blackburn (qb)


February 2nd, 2011 at 12:49 PM ^

In addition:

Dennis Norfleet will be near the top of the rankings. I am not sure how much Michigan will get on him because he is more of a slot dot type.

Detrick Goff out of Grand Blanc will be around the top 10 somewhere.

The RB from A.A. Pioneer will be around the top 10 somewhere.


February 2nd, 2011 at 12:53 PM ^

will be an interesting one.  I think MSU offered this past Sunday at their junior day.  But yeah I think it's open ended whether UM pursues him or not.  He's going to be at the top so you think they'd at least give him a look, possibly as a DB?


February 2nd, 2011 at 12:51 PM ^

rating recruiting classes. There is always a lot of hype over who has the most 4 or 5 star players.

Here is an interesting fact which should give everyone some pause regarding the importance of recruiting classes.



February 2nd, 2011 at 12:54 PM ^

DT Vincent Valentine (Final fantasy 7 anyone?) out of Illinois. Some people doubt his offer list so far, and the kid is very raw, but he's talented. 

RB/SR/CB Dennis Norfleet - out of MLK High school in Detroit. Electric with the ball in his hands, would have been perfect in the spread, but he will get recruited. Has an MSU offer, they lead early.

RB Detrick Goff -6"3, 220 lbs, Grand Blanc MI.  RB Justice Hayes played in the slot before his injury, mainly because of Goff's talent. He's got size, surprising speed, and great ability. Will be a big-time recruit if his name gets out, and MSU is on him early. Used to live in Mississippi, FWIW. 

QB Brian Blackburn - 6'5, 200 lbs, Detroit Crockett, MI. Has drawn comparisons to Terrelle Pryor with his size and running ability, but wants to be a drop-back passer. Still pretty raw talent, but developing. Probably will not be offered unless he performs very well at camp. 


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February 2nd, 2011 at 1:29 PM ^

I have seen all of the Flint area (Hayes,Goff,Rawls) backs quite a bit, and have been telling anyone who would listen to me that Goff will be the real deal on the next level.

Goff's family here is Michigan is very pro Sparty,and if he stays up here, it would surprise me if MSU didn't get him. He was having some issues with being homesick for a while, so he may be looking to get back closer to mom.


February 2nd, 2011 at 1:02 PM ^

According to Rivals we have offered the following players:


Pos Name Location Ht Wt 40
WR Dorial Green-Beckham Springfield, MissouriHillcrest 6'6" 220 4.4
DT Vincent Valentine Edwardsville, IllinoisEdwardsville 6'3" 300 N/A
DT Danny O'Brien Flint, MichiganPowers Catholic 6'3" 278 5.1
OL Jordan Diamond Chicago, IllinoisSimeon 6'6" 289 N/A
ATH Deontay McManus Baltimore, MarylandDunbar 6'0" 209 4.5
DB Elijah Shumate Ramsey, New JerseyDon Bosco Prep 6'1" 205 4.5
WR Latroy Pittman Citra, FloridaNorth Marion 6'1" 190 4.7
QB Bennie Coney Plant City, FloridaPlant City 6'2" 205 4.8
LB James Ross Orchard Lake, MichiganSt. Mary's 6'0" 209 N/A
DT Eddie Goldman Washington, District of ColumbiaFriendship Collegiate Academy 6'4" 307 N/A
DT Tommy Schutt Glen Ellyn, IllinoisGlenbard West 6'3" 301 N/A
OL D.J. Humphries Charlotte, North CarolinaMallard Creek 6'5" 265 4.9
WR Avery Johnson Pompano Beach, FloridaBlanche Ely 6'2" 180 N/A
TE Sean Price Citra, FloridaNorth Marion 6'4" 206 4.9

Although, I know Scout says we have offered Zeke Pike as well.


February 2nd, 2011 at 1:04 PM ^

From FHH was an absolute beast at The State Finals. And. O'Brien is good friends with me (actually coming over later haha) but he said he really like Michigan and LOVES Hoke and Mattison FWIW.


February 2nd, 2011 at 3:11 PM ^

I know you're right, but the father of the team's QB, Robert Gregory, claims that Diamond and Gregory are a package deal.  Gregory was interested in the RRs Michigan but probably won't be interested in a drop back role.

I realize package deals are rare, and this dad could be full of crap, but I thought I'd add the information to the discussion.


February 2nd, 2011 at 1:25 PM ^

Despite Gant's family connections to Michigan, isn't he a Buckeye fan?

Also, his dad may or may not have had some issues with the University stemming from his broken leg after graduating.


February 2nd, 2011 at 1:52 PM ^

That's a pretty good compilation of names in Michigan.


In terms of Ohio:

They have a lot of RB talent there this year, all of which won't be able to go to OSU (they already have commitments from 2 - Ball, Dunn): Will Mahone, Alden Hill, Alex Winters, and Terrel Dorsey.

On defense, Gant as you mentioned, big S prospect there is Bam Bradley from Trotwood-Madison. Tons of DL talent there as well in addition in Wormley, probably waay too many to list.

Illinois: A few others mentioned Valentine and Schutt (in addition to J. Johnson) as the big 3 DT prospects in that class. Obviously on OL Jordan Diamond as well.

Indiana has (in addition to the QBs - Kiel, Gray), OT Sid Anvoots.


Midwest is strong this year, but Michigan will have to be national in terms of getting the depth it needs.