Michigan Football Recruiting

Historical Perspective on Michigan Football Recruiting(1999-2008)

Scholarship Situation for 2008

Year AP Final Ranking Top Player Recruit Players Lemming(ESPN/Insiders) Hodge

Crabtree

(Rivals)

Emfinger

Wallace

(Superprep/Rivals)

Scout(Insiders)

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

n/a

n/a

18

20

UR

13

Campbell

McGuffie

Mallett

Graham

Grady

Henne

8

23

21

19

23

22

n/a

11

n/a

8

n/a

4

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

5

5

n/a

9

10

13

4

5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

5

n/a

n/a

n/a

8

n/a

4

n/a

8

10

11

1

5

2003 6 Woodley 17 n/a 7 17 n/a n/a n/a
2002 9 Watson 22 9 3 16 n/a n/a n/a
2001 20 Baraka 22 2 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2000 11 Ecker 21 20 13 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1999 5 LeSueur 24 8 8 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 12 Henson 19 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1997 1 Thomas 20 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1996 20 Hutchinson n/a 9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1995 17 Woodson n/a 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1994 12 Dreisbach n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1993 21 Loeffler n/a 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1992 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1991 6 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1990 7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1989 7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1988 4 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1987 19 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

There are nearly 3,000 football recruits listed in the Hodge database so the top 300 recruits represent the top 10% of the available prospects. While Michigan (or any football program) would probably accept commitment offers of any top 4 or 5 star recruit listed on Rivals, Scout, Lemming or other scouting analyst, we have concentrated our efforts on prospects who have shown interest in representing Michigan football. While you can't sign them all, we were finalists for many top national recruits like we are every year. We offer scholarships to 200 or so prospects annually to reach 20-25 commitments of the total 85 allowed.

Recruiting Process

2007-2008 Guide for the College Bound Athlete

National Letter of Intent

Explaining the Recruiting Calendar

Official NCAA Football Division I Recruiting Calendar

NCAA Division I Manual-By Laws

NCAA Clearinghouse

Letter of Intent: Unintended Trap

Benefits Schools, not Athlete

Explaining the Recruiting Calendar

Official NCAA Football Division I Recruiting Calendar

Advice for Official Visits

Visitation Rights

Recruiting Gurus/Experts/Rankings

Top 100 for 2008

Lemming's Top 100 for 2008

Lemming's Top 25 by Position Player Ratings for 2008

Top 100-CNN/Sports Illustrated

Scout Top 100

ESPN 150

Rivals 100

Rivals 250

Scout 300

Midwest 100

Bill Buchalter's Palmetto Sports

ESPN Recruiting Briefing Room

High School All-American Game Rosters: January 4, 2009

O/D All-American Bowl Rosters

Detroit News Top 15 Blue Chip Recruits

Detroit News #16-60 Recruits

Detroit Free Press Dream Team Defense

Detroit Free Press Dream Team Offense

Parade All-Americans

Lansing State Journal's Catch 22

Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest 2008

Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest: Who missed the Cut

Mitch McCabe's Fab 50

MGoBlog's 2009 Recruiting Board

MVarsity's 2009 Recruiting Board

Recruiting Board

Offense and Defense

 

Unofficial Visits

Junior Day-March 13:
Shamari Benton

Will Campbell

Jeff Fantuzzi

Reid Fragel

Cameron Gordon

James Jackson

Teric Jones

Zac Matthias

Aaron McCord

Chris Watt

Justin Turner

Spring Practice: 15 practices from March 15 to April 14

First practice: March 15

Jeff Fantuzzi

Dan Fox

Chris Freeman

Teric Jones

March 22
Devon Curtis

Gabe Helmuth

James Jackson
Jeremy Jackson

March 24
Bryce McNeal
Varmah Sonie

March 25
Isaiah Bell

Julius Ferrell

Fitzgerald Toussaint

J.T. Turner

March 28
Jordan Hill

Jeremiah Young

March 29
Teric Jones

April 3

 

April 4

 

April 5: Ann Arbor Pioneer High School

Will Campbell

Boubacar Cissoko

Chris Freeman

Teric Jones

Rocko Khoury

Elliott Mealer

Brandon Moore

Dann O'Neill

Roy Roundtree

Michael Shaw

Dan Wermers

April 8

James Jackson

April 10

April 12: Closed Final Practice at Saline High School

Kevin Newsome

Isaiah Bell

A.J. Fenton

Reid Fragel

Jordan Hall

Zach Martin

J.T. Turner

April 14

 

April 18-visitors

Devonte Holloman

Bryce McNeal

Prospect Evaluations

April 21

Jelani Jenkins/Kevin Newsome/Dion Sims

April 22

Jheranie Boyd/Dre Kirkpatrick/Gabe Lynn/Xavier Nixon

April 23

Corey Brown/Justin Dixon/Devonte Holloman/David Oku/Jeremy Smith/David Wilson

April 24

Shavodrick Beaver/Reid Fragel

April 25

Kraig Appleton/Tavon Austin/Craig Drummond/Tyrone Ezell/Chris Faulk/Chris Mathews/Chris Watt

April 28

Shaquelle Evans/Tate Forcier

April 29

Shavodrick Beaver

April 30/May 1

Vladimir Emilien/Marvin Robinson

 

Michigan Football Camp: June 15-19

Michigan 7 on 7 Camp: June 20-21

Official Visits

September

 

October

 

November

December

January

 

February

 

This is what happens at the official visits this weekend

The recruits, their hosts and parents meet for breakfast at 9:00 a.m.
- campus tour and academic meetings
- Schembechler Hall and Big House tour, meetings with position coaches.
- weight room/Barwis meeting around mid-day

- possible event: Basketball/Hockey game/Wrestling match/etc.

- hosts and recruits enjoy dinner at Chop House in downtown Ann Arbor or other restaurant

Most Likely to commit-February, 2009

Scholarship Summary

If my math is correct, 14 OL, 9 RB, 3 QB, 6 TE, 9 WR=41 offense; 13 DL, 11 LB and 12 DB=36 Defense. 41+36=77+2 specialists (placekicker/punter)=79. We have 6 scholarships to use for walk-ons, transfers, etc.!!!

Scholarship Seniors and players leaving after 2008 season (16-8=8) and possible replacements:

Doug Dutch (Teric Jones)

Brandon Harrison (Corey Brown, Shamari Benton, D.J. Hunter, Travis Hawkins, etc.)

Tim Jamison (Tyrone Ezell, Devon Curtis, Chris Drummond, etc.)

Will Johnson (William Campbell)

Brandon Logan (Isaiah Bell)

Mike Massey (Dion Sims, Terrell Mitchell, Devon Curtis, etc.)

Charles Stewart (Devonte Holloman, Rod Woodson, Dennis Thames, David Conner, Jonathan Scott, Darren Myles, etc.)

Terrence Taylor (Corey Adams, Josh Boyd, Eric McDaniel, etc.)

John Thompson (Petey Smith, Jacob Green, Jarvis Jones, etc.)

Morgan Trent (J.T. Turner)

Available Scholarship #1: (George Morales)-Snapper

Available Scholarship #2: (Kevin Newsome)-Quarterback

Available Scholarship #3: James Jackson, Braxton Lane, Bryce McNeal, Duron Carter, Cameron Gordon, Rueben Randle, Josh Gordon, Todd Thomas, David Oku, Ronnie Wingo, Hersey Jackson, David Wilson, Tavon Austin, etc. (Wide Receiver, Slot, Running Back)

Available Scholarship #4: Marcus Hall, Chris Freeman, Anthony LoLata, Chris Watt, Khahil Wilkes, Chris Faulk, Jeremiah Sirles, Eric Shrive, Xavier Nixon, Zac Matthias, Reid Fragel, etc. (Offensive Line)

Available Scholarship #5: (Shavodrick Beaver)-Quarterback

Available Scholarship #6: Fitzgerald Touissant (Running Back, Slot)

Who are we Recruiting???

Recruits for February, 2009

Corey Adams-DL

Nick Alajajian-OL

Kraig Appleton-WR

Tavon Austin-Slot

Edwin Baker-RB (Michigan State commitment)

Shavodrick Beaver-QB Michigan commitment #8

Dorian Bell-LB (Ohio State commitment)

Isaiah Bell-LB Michigan commitment #5

Shamari Benton-DB

Jamaal Berry-RB

Chris Bonds-DL

Zach Boren-LB (Ohio State commitment)

Jheranie Boyd-WR

Josh Boyd-DL

Tajh Boyd-QB (West Virginia commitment)

Corey Brown-DB

Marlon Brown-WR

Alex Bullard-OL

Ryan Campbell-DB

William Campbell-DL (1st Michigan commitment)

Larry Caper-RB (Michigan State commitment)

Duron Carter-WR

Justin Chaisson-DL (Oklahoma commitment)

David Conner-DB

Devon Curtis-TE/DE

Chris Davenport-DL

John Michael Davis-LB

Justin Dixon-LB

Chris Drummond-DL

Vladimir Emilien-DB

Shaquelle Evans-WR

Tyrone Ezell-DL

Chris Faulk-OL

Melvin Fellows-DL (Illinois de-commitment, Ohio State commitment)

A.J. Fenton-RB

D.J. Fluker-OL (Alabama commitment)

Tate Forcier-QB

Reid Fragel-TE/OL

Chris Freeman-OL

Ryne Giddins-DL

Mike Gilleslie-RB

Michael Gilliard-LB

Stephon Gilmore-QB

Darrell Givens-DB (Ohio State commitment)

Cameron Gordon-WR (Interview)

Josh Gordon-WR

Jacob Green-LB

Jordan Hall-Slot WR (Ohio State commitment)

Marcus Hall-OL

Patrick Hall-DB (Southern California commitment)

Travis Hawkins-DB

Jordan Hill-DL

Devonte Holloman-QB/DB

D.J. Hunter-DB

Hersey Jackson-RB

James Jackson-DB/WR

Jeremy Jackson-WR (Class of 2010)

Jelani Jenkins-LB

Jarvis Jones-LB

Teric Jones-RB Michigan commitment #3 (Interview and Video)

Devon Kennard-LB

Dre Kirkpatrick-DB

Braxton Lane-WR

Devekeyan Lattimore-LB

Anthony LoLata-OL

Austin Long-OL (Georgia commitment)

Craig Loston-DB (Clemson commitment)

Antwan Lowery-DL

Jordan Luallen-QB

Gabe Lynn-DB

Darrell Mason-Athlete

Christian Mathews-QB

Eric McDaniel-DL

Brandon McGee-DB

Bryce McNeal-WR

Terrell Mitchell-TE

Sam Montgomery-DL

Kevin Muma-PK

Darren Myles-DB

Kevin Newsome-QB (Michigan commitment #7)

Morgan Newton-QB

Xavier Nixon-OL

Chris Norman-LB (Michigan State commitment)

David Oku-RB

Rueben Randle-WR

Nu'keese Richardson-Slot

Marvin Robinson-LB (Class of 2010)

Craig Roh-DL

Tom Savage-QB (Rutgers commitment)

Jonathan Scott-DB

Russell Shepard-QB (LSU commitment)

Eric Shrive-OL

Dion Sims-TE/WR

Jeremiah Sirles-OL

Eugene Smith-QB

Jeremy Smith-RB (Oklahoma State commitment)

Petey Smith-LB

Vincent Smith-RB

Donovan Tate-DB/QB

Frankie Telfort-LB

Dennis Thames-DB

Damien Thigpen-DB (Tennessee commitment)

Todd Thomas-WR

Fitzgerald Touissant-Slot RB (Michigan commitment #6)

Justin Turner-DB (Michigan Commitment #2)

Quinton Washington-OL

Chris Watt-OL

Patrick White-DB

Khahil Wilkes-OL

Chris Williams-DB

David Wilson-Slot

Darius Winston-DB

Rod Woodson-DB

Recruits for 2009

Recruits for 2010

Scholarship Situation for 2009

Scholarship Situation for 2008

Scholarship Situation for 2007

Scholarship Situation for 2006

Scholarship Situation for 2005

Scholarship Situation for 2004

Scholarship Situation 2003

Developing Depth Chart for 2010

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Depth Chart 2007

Depth Chart 2006

Depth Chart 2005

Depth Chart 2004

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Depth Chart 2002

Depth Chart 2001