Sept. 10 Best Guess List: Defensive Backs

Perhaps the most critical need for the 04/05 recruiting class: cornerbacks!<br><br> Here is GoBlueWolverine's Sept. 10 Best Guess Recruiting Class: <b>Defensive Backs.</b><br><br> Visits are getting set!

Needs: 3
Commitments: 1 (Johnny Sears)
Recruits: Justin King, Victor Harris, Bryan Evans, Derek Pegues, Demetrice Morley, Kevin Thomas

Needs: 0 (or 1)
Commitments: 0
Recruits: Nick Harris (see ILB)

- Michigan Commitment #5: Cornerback Johnny Sears (USC camp stats: 6-1 1/2, 175 lbs., 4.4 in the 40 {electronic}, 34 inch vertical jump) from Fresno, Calif., Edison. Johnny is an unknown because he had to sit out his junior season after transferring. Still, the Edison DB coach, who has sent many kids to Div. 1 college programs (including Ricky Manning), highly recommends him.

- Cornerback Justin King (possiblt MSU game visit, '04 U-M Camp Visitor, 5-11, 182 lbs., 2003 PSU Nike stats: 4.29 in the 40, 3.72 sec. shuttle {best of camp}, 37.1 inch vertical jump {best of camp}, 11 bench press reps., 3.0 GPA) from Monroeville, Pa., Gateway. U-M (possible MSU game visit) and PSU (Nov. 16 official visit) still have the best shot, and he also has official visits set to Florida (Oct. 2) and USC (Oct. 16) ... if he takes a 5th visit it would be to OSU. He plans to graduate in December and enroll in college in January, so he'll take his official visits in he fall. He is TheInsiders #7 prospect.

- Cornerback/running back Victor Harris (6-0, 185 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 2.8 GPA) from Highland Springs, Vir. grew up a U-M (and Miami) fan. As of early Sept. U-M and the home state schools may lead. He has a Halloween bye week -- might he visit for the MSU game? His final five are: Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Southern Cal, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He is TheInsiders' #25 prospect.

- Cornerback Derek Pegues (5-11, 190 lbs., 4.4 in the 40, 2.8 GPA/18 ACT) from Batesville, Miss., South Panola. Pegues made a one-day visit the day before the U-M Summer camp. As of the end of the first week of Sept. he lists a new top five of Tennessee, LSU, Michigan, Alabama and Auburn. He is TheInsiders #79 South prospect.

- Cornerback Bryan Evans (5-11, 176 lbs., 4.3 in the 40, 2.7 GPA/790 SAT) from Jacksonville, Fla., Ed White. He lists seven schools with no favorite -- but Michigan is expected to be in the top 5 and get anofficial visit. The 7: Florida State, Florida, LSU, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Michigan. He is TheInsiders' #10 South prospect (and the top cornerback) and their #46 prospect nationally.

- Cornerback Kevin Thomas (6-0, 170 lbs., 4.5 in the 40) from Oxnard, Calif., Rio Mesa. Thomas will likely make an official visit to U-M, but his parents want him to stay close to home, giving USC and Cal the edge. He is TheInsiders' #60 prospect.

- Safety/linebacker Nick Harris (Oct. 29 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 is making an official visit Oct. 29 for the MSU game. U-M is in his top two or three with LSU (camp, Sept. 4 official visit, leader? ), A&M (camp, Sept. 17 official visit); he also has official visits scheduled to Nebraska (Nov. 26) and Oklahoma (Nov. 12). Note: don't call him acinebacker! He wants to play safety!

- Possible recruit- Cornerback Demetrice Morvey (6-0, 176 lbs., 4.4 in the 40) from Miami Kivlian). He is a Fla. commitment but may visit U-M if he gets an offer.

A greyshirt camp commitment for the 05/06 recruiting class was: Cornerback Chris Richards (Nike Stats: 5-11 1/2, 170 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 4.0 sec. shuttle, 36 inch vertical jump) from Monroe, Calif.


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)--------------Dicksn,Joppru,Powers,Butlr

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

S---------------0 (or 1)--0-----------------------------Harris
CB-------------3----------1 (Sears)-------------------King,Harrs,Evans,Pegus,Morly,Thoms

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

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