Which LB commits first? Do we take 2??

Submitted by no joke its hoke on February 25th, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I have seen some people think that Michigan may only take 1 LB this year. If thats the case do you think it will be Levenberry or McCrath?? I believe we lead for both.  The way this class is filling up one may jump on board soon!



February 25th, 2012 at 12:49 PM ^

think considering the OL class we have that we might take 2 LBs..

We have apparently 20-22 schollies, and 13 commits.

Depending on attrition that means we ahve anywhere from 7 to 9 spots.

Figure well take

2 DTs

2 CB/S's

1-2 WR

1 RB

0-1 TE

2 LBs

Also seems we might take 2 WRs.

Seems a lot of this depends on who and when.

Jon Benke

February 25th, 2012 at 11:18 PM ^

I have asked him three times, what number does he hear?

He was the one who was right on our 2012 number, back when most people here never thought it would get that high .. and he keeps telling me 23, so I am going with the idea that Michigan has 10 spots left.  And with those spots...

2 WR
1 RB
2 LB
3 DL
2 DB

And we could easily go 3 LB, 2 DL .. we really need depth.


February 25th, 2012 at 12:57 PM ^

  I think we def take 2 LBs, but both will be of the elite/highly rated type.

One thing that hasn't been talked about, a 2nd QB...I love Shane, and I think he will be all awesome, but injuries happen during football game, and only having one scholarship player (Bellomy) backing him up makes me nervous


February 25th, 2012 at 1:17 PM ^


   Not trying to criticize Bellomy at all...but I do disagree about 3rd string QBs...

From both a general competing for your spot in practice makes everyone better standpoint AND an Oh Sh!t, 3rd stringer has to play out this game, I think the 3/4 star scholly player has a better chance of handling that than someone noone knows outside the QB coach  

Incredible Hoke

February 25th, 2012 at 12:59 PM ^

I want:

2 LB's (I really like that Adam kid out of PA that we recently offered. He'd be a great SAM, and Levenberry or D. O'D.) 

3 Receivers (Dukes, Treadwell, Quick)

1 RB (Ty Isaac)

2 DT

1 CB


February 25th, 2012 at 1:10 PM ^

I believe SAM is the position that the team really needs at LB in this class, as the players from last  class project more to MIKE and WILL.  From what I've read, Levenberry and McCray project as SAMs, while O'Daniel is more of a WILL.  With 4 who project to either the middle or weak side, I'd think you want 2 who project to the strongside LB spot this year.


February 25th, 2012 at 1:29 PM ^

I know Poggi is high on Michigan.  Don't know of any other big DTs who have Michigan high on their lists, but there are definitely plenty of offers out to top DTs.  One from Alabama visited recently, and I believe Greg Webb from NJ is visiting as well.


February 25th, 2012 at 1:17 PM ^

WR(2) - TREADWELL, QUICK, (maybe berekly edwards if we offer i think he would work great in the slot)







This puts us at or around 20-21. I think getting some combination of these players would be my ultimate dream haha we stand in really good position for 90 percent of them. Levenberry-gedeon are sams while o'daniel-mccray are mikes. imo. we could also see michigan pull another quarterback to reach the estimated maximum of 22 players most likey a 3 star like bellomy.


February 25th, 2012 at 4:45 PM ^

Nice complete list.  I would only add Orndoff the Gronk-like TE who we are trying to pry away from the Badgers.  Gedeon & Levenberry look like SAMs (as does RJS from 2012), while O'Daniel is an ILB (MIKE or WIL).  IMHO McCray is OK but not in the same class as the others.


Sorry - when the site was overloaded (with Kugler-type glee) this post kept gettng repeated.


February 25th, 2012 at 4:24 PM ^

Levenberry will be up for the Spring Game and seems to be a UM-FSU battle..O'Daniel i feel may take all his visits..Gedeon will likely be a OSU-UM battle..and McCray has UM at the top now but when he gets his OSU offer it may become a tough battle as he is a teammate of Cam Burrows

So if i had to guess id say Levenberry is the 1st LB in the class..but its recruiting


February 25th, 2012 at 4:25 PM ^

It's hard to say which I want more between O'Daniel and McCray.  I've really liked O'Daniel all along, and it would be great to solidify our place at Good Counsel, but with all the positive feelings flowing in Ohio right now it would be great to steal McCray from them and show Urban he can't just sit around and handpick his players at the end of the year.