Recruiting Day: All The Biggies Made It In

Our first preliminary report on today's Junior Day -- comments on the top-top kids. Including one surprise appearance! Much more to come.

1. Cornerback/athlete Justin King (Planned 2004 U-M Camper, 5-11, 182 lbs., 2003 PSU Nike stats: 4.29 in the 40, 3.72 sec. shuttle, 37.1 inch vertical jump, 11 bench press reps., 3.0 GPA) from Monroeville, Pa. Justin is 5-11 all right, and a little thin -- but he was getting major-MAJOR recruiting attention.

2. Linebacker 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. He was sitting with his coach. Reymolds looks like he could play college ball right now, and he had the game face to go with it!

3. Offensive tackle Dan Doering (US Army Combine stats: 6-5 1/2, 270 lbs., 5.29 in the 40, 16 bench press reps.) from Barrington, Ill. (along with OL teammates Andy Laue (6-5, 275 lbs.) and Otis Hudson (6-4, 275 lbs.)). Doering -- geez, that guy gets bigger every time we see him! He looks ready for the NFL right now!

4. Athlete Antonio Bass (6-1, 190 lbs.) from Jackson, Mich. He is one of the consensus top 3 instate juniors. Antonio looks taller than 6-1 -- he looks more like 6-2 and reminded us of Jamar Adams ... (he's faster though).

5. Running back Kevin Grady (2002 U-M Camper, 5-9, 230 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 2.7 GPA) from East Grand Rapids, Mich. Another GEEZ -- another kid that is bigger every time we see him ... looks 5-10, 230 lbs. Think a slightly thinner Jerome Bettis.

6. Nose tackle Terrance Taylor (2003 U-M Camper, 6-0, 285 lbs., 4.9 in the 40) from Muskegon, Mich. Terrance is in the State Wresting finals now -- he's one who has LOST a little weight, for wresting. But he looks ready for college ball!

7. Linebacker Brian Cushing (Planned U-M Camper, 6-3, 230 lbs., 4.5 in the 40) from Bergen, N.J. Catholic. Brian looks more like 6-2 than 6-3, but he's another one who looks like he's physically ready to play college ball right now. He and his parents are spending the whole weekend.

And a surprise recruit -- one of Jim S' Super Seven instate recruits, WR/DB Talonnie Russell (5-11, 175 lbs., 4.4 in the 40) from Detroit DePorres.

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