Ray Buford Jr. – CB/WR Southfield (MI), 2015 —Buford Jr. is an up and coming prospect who projects more as defensive back at the next level. He stands at 6-foot, 174-pounds, and is still learning the cornerback position. He displayed good athleticism and decent hips in the 1-on-1s and is definitely a guy to watch moving forward.
Brian Cole - WR, Saginaw (MI) Heritage, 2015 — At 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, Cole is the real deal out there at wide receiver. The Saginaw product was a walking mismatch in the 1-on-1s and made every catch asked of him. If there was any doubt that Cole wasn't a big time talent, he left that on the field on Friday and walked away as a certified legit player.
Cole Chewins – TE, Clarkston (MI), 2015 — A tall and lengthy receiver at 6-foot-7, Chewins definitely fits the description height wise at the tight end position. He really needs to add size (210-pounds) to his frame. He is more of a project, but if he added mass to his body he could end up being secondary's nightmare. He had his moments in the 1-on-1s but had some drops too. He says he plans on camping at U-M next week, so stay tuned on his progress next week.
Erick Smith – S/CB, Cleveland (OH) Glenville, 2014 —The Buckeye state star didn't disappoint Friday, as he showcased why he is one of the top prospects in the Midwest. Projected to play safety at the next level, Smith used his rare blend of athleticism and speed in drills and 1-on-1s. At 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, he can get physical with wide receivers and can keep up with them in coverage. He has cover skills to play corner and solidified himself as a four-star prospect.
Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Anaheim (CA) Servite, 2015 -- At 6-foot-4, 200-pounds, Brown is a smooth route runner with big hands and great ball skills. St. Brown dominated in 1-on-1's, over powering defensive backs and catching everything thrown at him. St. Brown is one to watch this summer, and Michigan definitely took notice of his performance.
Maurice Ways – WR, Detroit Country Day, 2014 —The Michigan commit came into Friday's competition with a little chip on his shoulder after experts criticized his Chicago NFTC performance—and Ways didn't disappoint. The future Wolverine was a man amongst boys in 1-on-1s and used his huge physique (6-foot-4, 200-pounds) to handle the competition Friday. Ways ran crisp routes and was able to create separation off the line of scrimmage all day. His best trademark of the day was his ability to catch the ball if it touched his hands.
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