Lemming Rates U-M Commitments

We've been doing interviews in preparation for our Football Preview magazine issue, which will arrive in subscribers' mailboxes around August 1st. Here is a teaser of our talk with recruiting anaylst Tom Lemming.

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Tom Lemming states his 'star-ratings' this way:
-- 5-star: every school that has seen his film has offered (GBW interpretation: probable top 100 caliber player)
-- 4-star: most schools that have seen his film have offered (GBW interpretation: probable top 200 caliber player)
-- 3-star: a few schools that have seen his film have offered (GBW interpretation: probable top 350 caliber player)
-- 2-star: Division One potential
-- 1 star: not a Division One caliber player

Lemming told me he currently rates U-M's nine commitments this way:

5 stars: RB Max Martin (6-2, 210 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 305-lb. bench press, 2.5 GPA/24 ACT/1070 SAT) from Madison, Ala., Bob Jones.

4-to-5 stars: DL/OL Will Johnson (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-4.5, 278 lbs, 5.15 in the 40 {4.71 electronic at the U-M Camp}, 30 bench press reps., 27.9 inch vertical, 4.56 sec. Shuttle … 425 lb. bench press 3.8 GPA/qualified) from Lake Orion, Mich.

4-to-5 stars: DE Chris Rogers (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.).

4 stars: S Charles Stewart (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 188 lbs., 4.47 in the 40) from Farmington Hills, Mich., Harrison.

4 stars: WR/DB Morgan Trent (STAN Nike stats: 6-1, 180 lbs., 4.41 in the 40, 3.88 sec. shuttle, 35.3 vertical jump, 15 bench press reps.) from Orchard Lake St. Mary's.

3-or-4 stars: FB/LB Roger Allison (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 229 lbs., 27 bench press reps.) from Lake Orion, Mich.

3 stars: RB Mike Hart (5-10, 185 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 3.75 GPA/1030 SAT) from Nedrew, N.Y., Onondaga.

3 stars: OL Alex Mitchell (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-6, 317 lbs., 5.69 in the 40, 24 bench press reps., 5.09 sec. shuttle, 20.0 inch vertical) from Bay City, Mich., Central.

3 stars: OL Grant DeBenedictis (2003 and 2002 U-M Camper, 6-4, 270 pounds) from Boca Raton, Fla., St. Andrews Prep.

Tom Lemming is the top national recruiting anaylst with Midwest roots. To subscribe to his publications, Prep Football Report and PrepFootballReport.com, go to PrepFootballReport.com

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