Best Guess Rec. Class List: LBs, DBs

Here is the July 20 update of our "Best Guess Michigan Recruiting Class" – the linebackers and defensive backs.

Note: Michigan may want two of each: inside linebackers, outside linebackers, safeties, and cornerbacks.

July 20, 2003

Linebackers

Note: Michigan still seems short of linebacker prospects – or our knowledge of them is. Marcus Freeman is currently leaning to OSU over U-M, Dan Connor is liable to pick PSU or Notre Dame this summer. And in mid-July we called Lexington Ky.'s Brandon Logan (U-M Nike attendee) but U-M did not call him in May.

- Michigan commitment #4: ILB/FB Roger Allison (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 229 lbs., 27 bench press reps., 3.4 GPA/25 ACT) 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). He attended a U-M spring practice and the MSU football game last fall. As a junior he made 102 tackles, and also ran for 1,630 yards and 21 touchdowns from the tailback position. He is TheInsiders.com's #35 Big Ten area prospect.
Commitment GBW Interview
Post-camp GBW Interview
May GBW Interview
GBW Interview
GBW Interview
GBW Interview

- Marcus Freeman (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. He did not attend the U-M Camp. At the U.S. Army combine he told us that this is likely to be an OSU/U-M recruiting battle. He received a Michigan OFFER at the Feb. OSU basketball game junior day. As a junior he made 152 tackles and 29 tackles for loss. He is TheInsiders.com's #95 prospect.
Late June GBW Interview
May GBW Interview
spring GBW Interview
GBW Interview

- OLB/DE Eugene Germany (Oct. 18 official visit, USC Nike stats: 6-3 1/2, 248 lbs…. 4.65 in the 40, 2.3 GPA) from Pomona, Calif. He grew up a U-M fan, and his coach and his recruiter Ron English are friends. As a junior he made166 tackles and nine sacks; he also caught 14 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns. In late June his coach told us U-M is his leader. USC will be strong competition. He is TheInsiders.com's #16 Pac Ten area prospect.
late June GBW Photos
Early June GBW Photos
Early June GBW Interview
late May GBW Interview
GBW Interview
GBW Interview

- Dan Connor (6-3, 220 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 3.2 GPA/1050 SAT) from Wallingford (near Philly), Penn., Strath Haven. He visited U-M during his spring break in mid-April. He has a U-M OFFER. PSU and Notre Dame lead and he is expected to make a summer decision. As a junior he made 150 tackles and three interceptions; as a RB he ran for 1,600 yards and 27 touchdowns. He would like to make a summer decision. He is TheInsiders.com's #3 prospect.
Late June GBW Interview
May GBW Interview
GBW Interview
GBW Interview


Defensive Backs

- Michigan commitment #8: Safety Charles Stewart (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 188 lbs., 4.47 in the 40, 3.5 GPA/21 ACT) from Farmington Hills, Mich., Harrison. He was the top DB at the U-M Nike Camp. He attended the MSU football game last fall, the OSU basketball game junior day, and the first spring practice. As a junior he made 59 tackles and intercepted two passes. He is TheInsiders.com's #27 Big Ten area prospect.
Post-commitment GBW Interview
Commitment GBW Interview
Post-camp GBW Interview
Pre-camp GBW Interview
May GBW Interview
Spring GBW Interview
Spring GBW Interview

- Cornerback/safety Keston Cheathem (Oct. 18 official visit, 6-2, 185 lbs., 4.55 in the 40, 2.8 GPA, 820 SAT) from Pomona, Calif. U-M visited his school in May, OFFERED him, and are his FAVORITE. He is TheInsiders.com's #43 Pac Ten area prospect.
Early July GBW Interview
June GBW Photos
Late May GBW Interview
May GBW Interview

- Safety Jamar Adams (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 … 3.0 GPA/940 SAT) from Matthews, N.C., Butler. U-M watched him at the V-Tech Nike and then visited him at his school. U-M and FSU are reportedly his FAVorites. As a junior he made 58 tackles and five interceptions. He is TheInsiders.com's #76 Atlantic area prospect.
Post-Camp GBW Interview
Post-camp GBW Interview
May GBW Interview
Early June GBW Photos
Early June GBW Interview
May GBW Interview

- Cornerback/safety D.J. Davis (6-1, 187 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 2.9 GPA/930 SAT) from Ft. Worth, Tex. Dunbar. As a junior he played safety and cornerback, garnering 43 tackles (20 solo) and causing two fumbles; he also played quarterback. He told us he is on the verge of a U-M offer, and U-M is a childhood favorite. He is TheInsiders.com's #29 Big 12 area prospect.
June GBW Interview

- Cornerback Ted Ginn (2002 Michigan camper, U.S. Army Combine stats: 6-2, 187 lbs., 28.0 vertical jump, 4.40 in the 40, 4.17 in the shuttle, 28-inch vertical jump … PSU Nike stats: 5-11.5, 169 lbs., 4.31 in the 40) from Cleveland, Ohio, Glenville. Ted's father, the Glenville Head Coach, told us this winter, "Ted likes Ohio State, but he likes Michigan too. In fact Ted loves Michigan, but he also loves Ohio State. He has grown up following both." Ginn's senior and junior were at the OSU game junior day. And Ted camped at Michigan last summer with Donte Whitner. In fact he has been at the Michigan camp the past three years. He has a Michigan OFFER. He is MaxEmfingerRecruiting.com's top cornerback. Ginn was the top hurdler in the state last year as a sophomore, running the 110-meter hurdles in 13.96. He is TheInsiders.com's #17 prospect.
Late June GBW Interview
Spring GBW Interview

- Cornerback Rod Council (5-11, 180 lbs. … 4.45 in the 40 at the Shrine Bowl Combine ... 3.8 GPA/960 SAT) from Charlotte, N.C. West Charlotte. He was impressive at the V-Tech Nike Camp, and as of mid-June IS a U-M recruit. He is TheInsiders.com's #32 Atlantic area prospect.
Early-July GBW Interview
Late June GBW Interview
June GBW Coach's Interview

- Safety Greg Hines (Aub. Nike stats: 6-1, 200 lbs., … 4.5 in the 40) from Southaven, Miss. U-M visited his school in May, and reportedly is very interested in him.
Mid-July GBW Interview
May GBW Interview


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