Sp 30 Best Guess Rec. Class List: OL's, Tight Ends

With two <b>Offensive Linemen</b> commitments in the class, U-M may still take one more ... or two ... the biggest nead is for the biggest OT's!<br><br> And, the need is back for a <b>Tight End</b>!

Tight Ends
Needs: 1
Commitments: 0
Recruits: Edwards Dickson, Andy Moeaki, possibly Chris Joppru

- Tight end/defensive end Edward Dickson (6-6, 250 lbs.) from Bellflower, Calif. Dickson has a U-M offer, and has family in Michigan. It may come down to USC or U-M for him, but Oklahoma is a possibility as well, are the Ariz. schools. He is TheInsiders' #100 West prospect.

- Tight end Anthony Moeaki (Probably '04 U-M Camper, 6-4, 255 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 3.5 GPA) from Wheaton, Ill., South. He is the teammate of OL recruit Dace Richardson. He is TheInsiders' #14 Midwest prospect.

- possible recruit: Tight end/Defensive end Chris Joppru ('04 U-M Camper, 6-4, 220 lbs.) from Minnetonka, Minn. The brother of former Wolverine Bennie Joppru did well at the U-M Camp, but does not have major offers as yet. Could he possibly become a late-type recruit?

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Offensive Linemen
Needs: 3 (or 4)
Commitments: 2 (Justin Schifano, Tim McAvoy)
Recruits: Cory Zirbel, David Moosman, Dace Richardson, Marques Slocum (see DT).

- (Commitment #2) Justin Schifano ('03 U-M Camper, Nike stats: 6-4 1/2, 302 lbs., 5.1 in the 40, 30 bench press reps. of 185 lbs. ... 400 lb. bench press, "A" avg./qualified) from Webster, N.Y., Schroeder. He committed during his unofficial visit for the '03 Notre Dame game. He was the top OL performer at the '03 PSU Nike Camp as a soph. He is TheInsiders' #39 East prospect.

- (Commitment #9) OC/OG prospect Tim McAvoy ('04 U-M Camper, 6-5, 250 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 3.3 GPA/24 ACT) from Bloomington, Ill. A TE in high school, McAvoy worked out at O-line at the U-M Camp. He was offered in early August, and committed Aug, 3. Tim's dad played for Gary Moeller at Illinois.

- Offensive tackle Cory Zirbel (probable Iowa or MSU Game official visit, '04 U-M Camper, 6-6, 290 lbs., 5.18 {electronic} in the 40, 3.1 GPA/ 19 ACT) from Murray, Kent. He was offered at the U-M Camp. U-M, Miami and Oklahoma (Oct. 2 official visit) are his final three, with U-M at the top. He may make an unofficial visit to U-M for the Iowa or MSU games. He will take some official visits during the fall. He is TheInsiders' #51 South prospect.

- Offensive lineman David Moosman ('04 U-M Camper, 6-3, 260 lbs., 5.3 in the 40, 360 lb. bench press, 2.9 GPA/26 ACT) from Libertyville, Ill. Moosman plans to attend the U-M/Iowa game. David, Dan Doering and Dace Richardson all attended the U-M/Notre Dame game. In early Sept. he said Wisconsin (camp) and Michigan (camp) both lead slightly over Iowa (camp), Notre Dame (camp) and UCLA (he has family in LA). And, he told us, he does not feel in a hurry to make a decision. He is TheInsiders #17 Midwest prospect.

- Offensive tackle Dace Richardson (6-8, 305 lbs., 5.2 in the 40, 2.8 GPA/18 ACT) from Wheaton, Ill., South. Richardson, Dan Doering, and David Moosman all attended the U-M/Notre Dame game. On Sept 19 he tols us he will attend the U-M/Iowa game. He also told us he is considering USC, Iowa, Tennessee, Michigan, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. Richardson visited for a U-M spring practice where he was offered. He is TheInsiders #24 prospect.

- One other guy to mention. He does not want to hear the words "offensive lineman" so we'll list him as a DL ... but he's definitely a top U-M recruit. He's in the middle of an unofficial visit trip with his coach, and made a stop at U-M on Monday, July 26: Defensive/offensive tackle Marques Slocum (PSU Nike stats: 6-6, 330 lbs., 5.09 in the 40 ... 300 lb. bench press) from Philadelphia West Catholic. Slocum grew up a U-M fan and U-M has offered him ... and may just lead for him. He is TheInsiders #70 prospect.

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The Overall Needs (unofficial):

POSITION -- NEEDS--COMMITMENTS-------------RECRUITS

QB-------------1--------0----------------------------Bass (see WR)

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

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

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

DT-------------2 or 3----1 (Taylor)---------------------McKinny,Slocm,Moor,Green

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

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)
TOTALS-------17---------9

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