Making Sense of Early Recruiting

The 'problem' with early recruiting (both doing it and following it!) is sorting out the prospects: who are the best ones, who are the 'real recruits. We'll bring you a couple more articles today that will hope sort this out. <br><br> Max Emfinger's early lists help! For one thing his early Junior Rankings/Ratings begs the question: Has Michigan already landed <b>Four Headliners?!</b> (And lead for a 5th!?)<br><br> <b>**NOON**</b> More Certain/Probable U-M Recruits from Emfinger's List:<b>

NOON ADDITION: More U-M Recruits/Possible U-M Recruits from the Emfinger List - at the end:

Max Emfinger makes lists! That's not the only thing he does, but for us his lists are his best thing. And ... college staffs all over the country use them too! Max hangs out in the East Texas/Luoisiana area, so his early lists are a little heavy on kids from these areas. And so they get amended at least a couple times a month. But they're a great place to start.

Here is Emfinger's whole junior list: Preliminary Junior Rankings: 300+ prospects

You'll be impressed by the early ratings/rankings of Michigan commitments:

Tailback #1: Kevin Grady
Wide Receiver #1: Mario Manningham
Tight End #2: James McKinney
Offensive Guard #6: Justin Schifano
And Top Recruit: Nose Tackle #3: Terrance Taylor.


More U-M Recruits/Possible U-M Recruits from the Emfinger List:

Weakside linebacker #1: Ryan Reynolds (US Army Combine stats: 6-1 1/2, 215 lbs., 4.65 in the 40, 4.17 shuttle, 29 inch vertical jump, 34 bench press reps.) from Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman.

- Wide Receiver #3: Derrick Williams (US Army Combine Stats were: 5-11 1/2, 185 lbs., 4.41 in the 40, 31 inch vertical jump, 13 bench press reps.) from Greenbelt, Md., Roosevelt.

- Offensive Tackle #3: Dan Doering (US Army Combine stats: 6-5 1/2, 270 lbs., 5.29 in the 40, 16 bench press reps.) from Barrington, Ill.

- Offensive Tackle #6: Aleksey Lanis (6-6, 300 lbs.) from Los Angeles Crenshaw. Michigan is recruiting him hard.

-Strongside linebacker #4: Brian Cushing (6-3, 230 lbs., 4.5 in the 40) from Bergen, N.J. Catholic.

- Free Safety #2: Brandon Harrison (5-10, 180 lbs.) from Dayton, Ohio Chaminade-Julienne.

- Quarterback Evan Sharpley (6-2 1/2, 190 lbs., 4.7 in the 40, 4.0 GPA) from Marshall, Mich.

- Tight end/defensive end JB Paxson (6-3, 260 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 315 lbs. bench press) from Greenwood, Ind., Center Grove (Adam Finley's alma mater).

- Defensive lineman Ekom Udofia (6-2, 290 lbs., 4.68 in the 40, 380 lb. max bench, 600 lb. squat, 4.1 GPA/1160 PSAT) from Scottsdale, Ariz., Chaparral.

- Offensive lineman Matt Pipho (6-7, 250 lbs., 5.2 in the 40) from La Porte City Union, Ia.

- Defensive tackle Rocco Cirroni (6-6, 250 lbs.) from Warren, Ohio, Harding.

- Linebacker Brandon Logan (US Army Combine stats: 6-0, 189 lbs., 4.72 in the 40, 11 bench press reps., 26 inch vertical jump.) from Lexington, Kent., Catholic.

- Linebacker Chris Jeske (6-2, 215 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 4.3 GPA) from Joliet, Ill., Catholic (Mike Kolodziej's alma mater).

- Linebacker Andrew Hawken (6-2, 220 lbs., 4.65 in the 40) from Grandville, Mich.

- Quarterback Jake Christiansen (6-1, 205 lbs., 4.6 in the 40) from Lockport Township, Ill.

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