Best Guess Rec. Class List: TEs, OLs, DLs

With two offensive and two defensive line commitments as of late July, Michigan may still be looking for two more of each. And, probably, a tight end.

July 20, 2003

Tight End

- Dale Thompson (6-4, 250 lbs., 4.7 in the 40, 2.7 GPA, June 7 SAT) from Corona, Calif. U-M has OFFERED him. He has not narrowed his list yet. He is TheInsiders.com's #20 Pac Ten area prospect.
June GBW Interview

- Zach Miller (6-5, 240 lbs., 4.0 GPA) from Desert Vista, Ariz. (Phoenix area). He is considered perhaps the top tight end in the USA. U-M is reportedly in his top six even though they have just started recruiting him in June. Miami and ASU lead however. He is TheInsiders.com's #28 prospect.
June GBW Interview

- TE/DE Jason Chapman (6-4, 240 lbs., 300 lb. bench press, 3.0 GPA) from Bedford, Ohio. He was a U-M visitor during the 2003 U-M Camp (he was injured so could not work out) and plans to attend the July 27 Academic/Recruiting Day. As a junior DE he made 68 tackles and 17 sacks in ten games.
July GBW Interivew

- Kellen Freeman-Davis (2003 U-M Camper, 6-6, 220 lbs., 4.6 in the 40) from Adrian, Mich.
post-camp June GBW Interview


Offensive Linemen

- Michigan Commitment #6: 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, 3.4 GPA/21 ACT) from Bay City, Mich., Central. His dad emailed us: "Yes Michigan did offer Alex, and he committed during summer football camp (on Wed., June 18). He will be a Wolverine! He is happy, and the recruiting process is over for us. GO BLUE!" Mitchell attended numerous football games, and the OSU basketball game junior day. He is TheInsiders.com's #58 Big Ten area prospect.
GBW Commitment Report
GBW Report
GBW Interview

- Michigan commitment #7: Grant DeBenedictis (2003 and 2002 U-M Camper, 6-4, 270 pounds, 3.75 GPA/31 ACT) from Boca Raton, Fla., St. Andrews Prep. He was offered, and committed, at the 2003 U-M Camp – on Wed., June 18. His father is a U-M alumnus.
July GBW Interview
GBW Commitment Report

- Michigan commitment #10: Jeremy Ciulla (6-5 1/2, 279 lbs., 5.0 in the 40, 325 lb. bench press, 3.6 GPA/1100 SAT) from Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. ON Jul. 12 he committed, telling us he picked U-M because of, "Just everything. The medical school (his planned major), the Michigan coaches and players, and Ann Arbor area. Michigan just has everything for me." He is TheInsiders.com's #61 prospect.
July GBW Interview on his interview
July GBW Interview – commitment announcement
June GBW Interview
May GBW Coach Interview

- Brett Gallimore (6-5, 290 lbs., 5.1 in the 40, 300-lb.bench press, 2.6 GPA) from Riverside, Mo., Park Hill South (Kansas City area). He attended a U-M spring practice and got a scholarship OFFER. He will visit U-M again in July. Michigan is in his top five. He is TheInsiders.com's #91 prospect.
May GBW Interview
May GBW Interview #1

- Jeff Byers (6-4, 272 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 385-lb. bench press, 30-inch vertical jump, 4.0 GPA) from Fort Collins, Col., Loveland. On June 27 his mom told us, "He's there right now. They (Jeff and his father) visited Notre Dame yesterday. They will stay with Jeff's sister and family in Ann Arbor tonight, and then go on to Ohio State tomorrow. By the way, I have family in Michigan too -- my sister lives in Frankenmuth." He may be ranked as the top offensive lineman nationally in the class of 2004 by TheInsiders.com. He throws the shot put 53 feet and the javelin 159. He also plays center for his basketball team. He is from Iowa originally, and reportedly plans to visit U-M, OSU and Notre Dame this summer. He has a U-M OFFER. He is TheInsiders.com's #1 prospect.
Late June post-visit GBW Interview
June GBW Interview

Kyle Mitchum (2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 270 lbs., 340 lb. bench press, 5.0 in the 40) from Erie, Pa., McDonald. He attended the first day of the U-M Camp, and was OFFERed. He may narrow his list to a top five by the end of July. He is TheInsiders.com's #30 prospect.
June post-camp GBW Report

- Courtney Abbott (6-9, 340 lbs., 5.23 in the 40, 2.3 GPA/860 SAT) from Atlanta, Ga., Westlake. There are reports that he has a U-M offer. He is TheInsiders.com's #76 South prospect.
July GBW Interview #1


Defensive Linemen

- Michigan commitment #3 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.). He committed on the first day of the Michigan Camp. As a junior he recorded 75 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and eight sacks. He attended the OSU basketball game Junior Day, and was OFFERED there. He is TheInsiders.com's #29 Big Ten area prospect.
Post-camp June GBW Interview
April GBW Interview
March GBW Interview

- Michigan Commitment #5 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. He was offered at the U-M Camp, and went home and committed to Michigan the next day (Wed., June 18). Johnson could end up on the D-line or O-line. As a junior he recorded 97 tackles and 11 sacks. He is TheInsiders.com's #65 prospect.
Post-camp June GBW Commitment Interview
Post-camp June GBW Interview
Spring GBW Interview

- Alan Branch (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 Mex., Cibola. He attended the U-M Camp for the whole week but didn't commit; Texas A&M may provide competition. He attended the US Army Combine in January. His parents are from Detroit, and his mom went to U-M for a year. He has a U-M OFFER.
Post-Camp GBW Interview
Pre-Camp GBW Interview
April GBW Interview

- Dwayne Hendricks (Planned Oct. 25 visit, PSU Nike stats: 6-4, 250 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 30 inch vertical jump … 3.0 GPA/900 SAT) from Milville, New Jersey. He got a U-M visit and phone call in May. He was a spring practice visitor, and U-M has OFFERED him. At the PSU Nike Camp he told me, He told us, "My favorites right now are the three schools that have offered me: in order, Michigan, Iowa and Virginia." But as far as summer camps, he said he planned to attend: "Notre Dame's, and Georgia Tech's." He plans to visit U-M again Oct. 25 for the Purdue game. As a junior he made 65 tackles and three sacks. He is TheInsiders.com's #32 prospect.
PSU Nike GBW Interview
GBW Interview
GBW Interview

- Nick Hayden (Possible summer U-M visit, 6-5, 270 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 320-lb. bench press, 28-inch vertical jump, 3.0 GPA) from Hartland, Wis., Arrowhead. His junior season he had approx. twenty sacks, and approx. ten tackles a game. He has a Michigan OFFER. In mid-March he told us, "My mom and dad and I went for a visit for the OSU basketball game. We had a meeting Coach Carr. They had seen my tapes and Coach Carr offered me a scholarship." He also reportedly attended a spring practice at Michigan." He plans to make a summer decision. Wisconsin is under consideration, as well as Notre Dame, Iowa and others. As a junior Hayden had approx. twenty sacks, and averaged approx. ten tackles a game for the 10-2 Arrowhead. He is TheInsiders.com's #61 Big Ten area prospect.
June GBW Interview
March GBW Interview

- Ryan Baker (2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 3.5 GPA) from Indianapolis, Ind., Bishop Chatard. In late May his father told us, "He has very sincere interest in Michigan. In fact, Michigan was close to getting a commitment in the spring." He has an early U-M OFFER. As a junior tight end last year he had 13 receptions for 251 yards (19.31 yards per carry); as a defensive end he had 42 solo tackles and 26 assisted tackles (for 68 total), 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He is TheInsiders.com's #22 Big Ten area prospect.
Post-Camp June GBW Interview
May GBW Interview

- Michael Brown (6-5, 260 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 2.7 GPA/810 SAT) from Atlanta, Ga., Westlake. There are reports he has a verbal U-M offer. He is TheInsiders.com's #52 South prospect.
July GBW Interview

- DE Thomas Herring (6-6, 290 lbs., 5.06 in the 40, 3.2 GPA, June 7 test) from Los Angeles Fremont. He has a U-M OFFER and Michigan is in his summer top seven. Note: he lives near USC and the Trojans are considered the leader. He is TheInsiders.com's #49 prospect.
June GBW Interview

- Calais Campbell (6-8, 230 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 3.1 GPA/17 ACT) from Denver, Col., South. Michigan visited his school in May. As a junior he made 106 tackles and 19 sacks. He is TheInsiders.com's #47 prospect.
June GBW Interview
May GBW Interview
April GBW Interview

- Michael Massey (2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.82 in the 40 {electronic at the U-M Camp}, 225-lb. bench press, 2.5 GPA) from Cleveland St. Ignatius. He's the brother of Wolverine Pat Massey. As of mid-July his finalists are U-M, OLSU and Pitt – and only U-M has not offered. He'd like to decide in the summer. Mike attended the Purdue basketball game, and the Wis. game last fall. He had injury problems his junior season, but made 81 tackles and nine sacks. Massey is a consensus top-ten Ohio junior, and one of MaxEmfingerRecruiting.com's top seven defensive ends. As a tight end, Massey made 15 receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown; as a DE 9 sacks, 81 tackles, and close to 20 quarterback hurries. He is TheInsiders.com's #53 Big Ten area prospect.
July GBW Interview
Spring GBW Interview


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