Football Rec. Phase Three: Summer Camp

The May Evaluation Period for football recruiting is over now. Does that mean U-M recruiting takes a holiday? Noooo, far from it. Next up, this very next week, is the Michigan Summer Camp, traditionally the source of the majority of every Michigan Recruiting Class. He is a preliminary list of <b>50 top prospects</b> planning to camp in the mild mid-June Ann Arbor weather, including a great group from a 'usually-slim-pickins' position.

Phase One of Michigan football recruiting is the winter/spring period, when U-M sends mailings to prospects, some of whom in turn make unofficial visits to to U-M watch basketball games or a U-M Spring Practice. Phase Two is the late-April/May evaluation period, when college coaches are allowed to visit high schools in order to talk to high school coaches and watch prospects work out (either in person or on film). Phase Three: The Michigan Summer Camp.

Note: this preliminary camp list is strictly unofficial, collected by us from kids who have said they plan to attend. The "great group from a 'usually-slim-pickins' position:" Defensive Linemen! By the way, actual attendance at the Michigan Summer Camp totals over 1,000 high schoolers.

Quarterbacks

- Chad Henne (6-3, 230 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 3.4 GPA) from West Lawn, Pa., Wilson. He will actually visit immediately after camp ends.

- Adam Thrash (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, Auburn Nike stat: 6-3 1/2 … 220 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 3.2 GPA/18 ACT) from Little Rock, Ark, Pulaski.

- Sean Lewis (Planned 2003 U-M camper, 6-7, 210 lbs., 4.1 GPA/27 ACT) from Oak Lawn, Illinois, Richards.

- Chase Patton (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-4.5, 200 lbs., 28.1 inch vertical, 3.7 GPA/27 ACT) from Columbia, Mo., Rock Bridge.

- Brian Hoyer (Planned 2003 U-M camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-3, 180 lbs., 4.81 in the 40, 2 bench press reps., 29.1 inch vertical, 4.29 sec. Shuttle, 3.3 GPA) from Cleveland St. Ignatius.

- Jordan Steffy (Planned 2003 U-M camper, 6-1, 195 lbs.) from Lancaster, Pa., Conestoga Valley. He's now got offers from North Carolina, Pitt, Maryland, Purdue, Indiana and Duke.

- Brian Brunner (Planned 2003 U-M camper, 6-2, 200 lbs.) from Hartford, Wis., Union. As a junior he passed for 1,694 yards and 20 touchdowns.

- Paul Cianciolo (Planned 2003 U-M camper, 6-5, 220 lbs., 4.77 in the 40) from Fort Dorchester, S.C. As a junior he completed 53 percent of his passes for 2007 yards and 17 touchdowns.

- David Wess (Planned 2003 U-M camper, 6-2, 195 lbs., 4.6 in the 40) from Whitehall, Oh. As a junior he passed for over 1000 yards and ran for over 500 more.

Running Backs

- Justin Hoskins (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 5-10, 183 lbs.,4.41 in the 40 {2nd best in camp}, 4.10 shuttle, 33.4 inch vertical 19 bench press reps. … 330-lb. bench press, 3.0 GPA) from Grand Rapids, Mich., Creston.

- Running back/fullback George Bell (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 5-11, 225 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 365 lb. Bench press, 2.5 GPA) from Fayetteville, N.C., Jack Britt. One of the USA's top junior prospects a year ago, he suffered an ACL in his third game as a junior.

- Jamaal Edwards (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 6-0, 196, 4.4) from Greensboro, N.C., Dudley. He reportedly has offers from UNC, Miami, Florida State, NC State, Virginia and Clemson. Note: if he visits, top DL Demarrio Pressley may accompany him. Edwards is MaxEmfingerRecruiting.com's #4 taliback.

- Clayton Hall from Upper Arlington, Oh.

Wide Receivers

- Adrian Arrington (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 2002 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-4, 177 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 32.4 inch vertical, 4.28 sec. Shuttle … 3.5 GPA) from Cedar Rapids, Ia., George Washington. Note: he has an offer, and Michigan is his leader.

- Dwayne Jarrett (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 205 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 38-inch vertical jump) from New Brunswick, N.J. Note: U-M hops this top prospect attends.

- WR/DB Chris Ogbonnaya (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 6-1, 200 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 3.4 GPA1150 PSAT) from Houston Strake Jesuit.

- Michael Bell (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats:5-11, 172 lbs., 4.60 in the 40, 9 bench press reps., 32.4 inch vertical, 4.29 sec. shuttle) from Shaker Heights, Oh. (Cleveland area). Note: Michigan is his leader, and he hopes to win an offer at camp.

- Nick Moore from Westerville, Ohio, South.

Tight Ends

- TE/LB Brad Jones (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-4, 210 lbs., 4.7 in the 40) from East Lansing, Mich.

Offensive Linemen

- Jeray Chatham (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-4, 265 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 375-lb. bench press) from Spring-Westfield, Texas. Note: he plans to get a U-M offer at camp.

- Gerald Cadogan (6-6, 310 lbs., 5.1 in the 40, 370 lb. bench press, 3.8 GPA/18 ACT) from Portsmith, Oh. He will actually visit immediately after camp ends.

- Alex Mitchell (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-4, 310 lbs.) from Bay City, Mich., Central. He has attended numerous football games, and the OSU basketball game junior day. Note: he is hoping to win a scholarship offer at camp.

- Grant DeBenedictis (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 2002 U-M Camper, 6-4, 280 pounds) from Boca Raton, Fla., St. Andrews Prep. Note: he is hoping to win a scholarship offer at camp.

Chad Baldwin (6-5, 265 lbs., 5.1 in the 40) from Yorktown, Ind.

Shane Canterbury (6-7, 345 lbs.) from Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Brian Leighton (6-3, 265 lbs., 5.3 in the 40) from Gobles, Mich.

Defensive Linemen

- Alan Branch (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-6, 300 lbs., 5.2 in the 40, 4.65 in the shuttle, 2.5 GPA/17 ACT) from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cibola. Note: He has a U-M offer and U-M is his leader; his parents are from Detroit, and his mom went to U-M for a year.

- Chris Rogers (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-3, 240 lbs., 4.7 40, 340-lb. bench press, 3.3 GPA/950 SAT) from Wexford, Pa., North Allegheny (in western Pa.). Note: He has a U-M offer and U-M is his leader.

- Ryan Baker (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-6, 235 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 3.5 GPA) from Indianapolis, Ind., Bishop Chatard. Note: He has a U-M offer.

- Will Johnson (Pllanned 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-4.5, 278 lbs, 5.15 40, 30 bench press reps., 27.9 inch vertical, 4.56 sec. Shuttle … 425 lb. Bench press 3.8 GPA/qualified) from Lake Orion, Mich. Note: He has a U-M offer and U-M is his leader.

- Michael Massey (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.7 in the 40, 225-lb. bench press, 2.5 GPA) from Cleveland St. Ignatius. Note: he is the younger brother of U-M DL Pat, and may very well come away from camp with an offer.

- A.Q. Shipley (Planned U-M campe or visitor, Vir. Tech Nike stats: 6-2, 290 lbs. … 375 lb. Bench press, 4.9 in the forty, 3.0 GPA. 950 SAT) from Coraopolis, Penn., Moon High School. Note: He has a U-M offer and is planning on a summer decision.

- Demario Pressley (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, V-Tech Nike stats: 6-4, 291 lbs.; in another camp this spring he ran a 4.96 in the 40; in the US Army Combine this January he ran a 5.1 in the 40, a 4.68 sec. shuttle, and a 21 inch vertical jump … 2.7 GPA/840 SAT) from Greensboro, North Carolina, Dudley. Note: he and RB Jamaal Edwards may camp together.

- Bernard Faithful (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 2002 U-M Camper, 6-4, 230 lbs.) from Detroit King.

- Darrell Reid (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 6-2, 310 lbs.) from Buffalo Grove.

- Ronald Talley (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-3.5, 230 lbs., 5.12 in the 40, 17 bench press reps., 27.2 inch vertical, 4.69 sec. Shuttle, 3.0 GPA/18 ACT) from Detroit Renaissance.

- Vernon Gholston (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-3, 238 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 31 bench press reps., 3.0 GPA) from Detroit Cass Tech.

Linebackers

- Marcus Freeman (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, U.S. Army Combine stats: 6-2, 225 lbs, 4.66 in the 40, 4.22 shuttle, 30-inch vertical jump, 28 bench press reps. of 185 lbs. ... U-M Nike stats: 6-1, 235, 4.62 in the 40, 4.37 sec. shuttle, 32.4 inch vertical, 25 bench press reps. … 430-pound bench press, 575 lb. Squat, 3.6 GPA/18 ACT/990 SAT) from Huber Heights, Ohio, Wayne.

- Roger Allison (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 229 lbs., 27 bench press reps.) from Lake Orion, Mich. Note: He hopes to win a U-M offer at camp.

- Chris Graham (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 5-11, 205 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 360-lb. bench press, 2.1 GPA) from Indianapolis, Ind., Warren Central.

- Tyrell Sales (Possible 2003 U-M Camper or camp visitor, 6-3, 225 lbs., 4.7 in the 40, good student) from Butler, (in Western) Pa.

- John Thompson (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-3, 210 lbs.) from Detroit Crockett. He attended a spring practice. He plans to attend the U-M Nike Camp and Summer Camp.

- Wendell Brown (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-1, 205 lbs.) from Detroit MLK. He attended the OSU basketball game Junior Day.

Defensive Backs

- Charles Stewart (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 188 lbs., 4.47 in the 40) from Farmington Hills, Mich., Harrison. He hopes to win a U-M offer at camp; U-M is his leader.

- Donte Herrod (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, V-Tech Nike stats: 6-1, 190 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 2.7 GPA/980 SAT) from Washington D.C., H.D. Woodson. Note: he reportedly has a U-M offer.

- Jamar Adams (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 2001 U-M Camper, V-Tech Nike stats: 6-2 1/2,193 lbs., 4.13 sec. Shuttle, 33.2 inch vertical jump … 3.2 GPA/940 SAT) from Matthews, N.C., Butler.

- Quran Barge (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 5-11, 200 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 2.5 GPA) from Camden, N.J., Catholic.

- Jahmal Palmer (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 5-foot-10, 170lbs., 4.35 in the 40, 2.9 GPA) from Ontario (Cn.) Winston Churchill. As a junior he made 43 tackles and intercepted nine passes.

- Dre Ratliff (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, 5-10, 195 lbs., 4.5 in the 40) from Whitehall, Ohio. Ratliff intercepted four passes during his junior season and rushed for over 600 yards.

- WR/DB Alex Humphries (6-1, 185 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 3.0 GPA/1100 SAT). from Washington D.C. St. Albans. He grew up a Michigan fan.

- Maurice Smith (6-1, 175 lbs., 4.5 in the 40) from McMinn County, Tennessee.

- Ath Kyle Wasson (U-M Nike stats: 5-11.5, 189 lbs., 4.54 in the 40) from Romulus, Mich.

Kickers

- Punter Nick Fugate from Kalamazoo, Mich., Loy Norrix. Note: the Kicking Camp is Friday, the day after the regular camp ends.

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