Late Aug. Best Guess List: The Inside Linebackers

It's time for GoBlueWolverine's Late August Best Guess Recruiting Class List.<br><br> The <b>Inside Linebackers</b>: Michigan's biggest ILB need is 'OLB speed'.

'Speed' Inside Linebackers
Needs: 1 (or 2)
Commitments: 0
Recruits: Brandon Logan, Rico McCoy, Derek Nicholson, Nic Harris (see S)

Michigan's biggest ILB need is 'OLB speed'. Three recruits (four counting Harris) is approx. the right number for ... one signee in the end.

- Brandon Logan (‘02 & ‘03 U-M Camper, 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. Brandon did not attend the '04 U-M Camp because of a hamstring injury, but he is a two-time Michigan Camper and has a U-M offer. He attended a 2004 Spring Practice. As of late Aug. he still lists a top 5 (in no order) of Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisville. He plans to make unofficial visits during the season to all his favs. He is TheInsiders' #72 South prospect.

- Rico McCoy ('03 U-M Camper, 6-1, 215 lb.s, 4.55 in the 40) from Washington D.C. St. John's College. In late Aug. he told us U-M and OSU will get official visits, and probbly Syracuse (where his brother Reggie a freshman defensive back) ... others in the mix are Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Miami. As a junior he made 120 tackles and five sacks. He is TheInsiders' #76 prospect.

- Derek Nicholson (6-0, 230 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 340 lb. bench press, 32 inch vertical jump) from Winston Salem, N.C., Mt. Tabor. As of late Aug. he still lists (in no order) Michigan, Florida State (brother plays LB for), Notre Dame, Clemson, Georgia, Virginia Tech, MIami and North Carolina (dad attended). We expect U-M to make the final five and get an official visit. He attended the U-M Spring Game. He is TheInsiders' #71 prospect.

- Safety/possible linebacker Nic Harris (Sept. 30 official visit, LSU Nike stats: 6-2 1/2, 209 lbs., 35 inch vertial jump, 4.2 sec. shuttle, 12 bench press reps.) from Alexandria, Louisiana. He has a U-M offer and is making an official visit Sept. 30 for the MSU game. U-M is in his top two or three with A&M (camp, sept. 18 official visit), and then LSU (camp, Sept. 4 official visit); he also has official visits scheduled to Nebraska (Oct 2., needs to reschedule) and Oklahoma (Nov. 13). Note: don't call him a linebacker! He wants to play safety!


The Overall Needs (unofficial):


QB-------------0---------0----------------------------Bass (see WR)

RB-------------2---------2 (Grady,Simpson)

WR------------3---------2 (Manninghm,Savoy)----Bass

OL-------------3 (or 4)--2 (Schifano,McAvoy)-----Zirbel,Moosman,Slocum

DT-------------2 or 3----0-----------------------Taylr,McKinny,Slocm,Moor,Green

DE/OLB/TE---1 or 2------1 (McClaurin)--------------Dickson,Joppru

ILB------------1 or 2----0----------------------------Logan,McCoy,Nicholsn,Harrs

S---------------0 (or 1)--0-----------------------------Harris
CB-------------3----------1 (Sears)-------------------King,Harris,Evans,Pegues

P---------------1----------1 (Mesko)

For GoBlueWolverine's Aug. 23rd article on Recruiting Needs, click HERE.

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