Mid. Oct. Best Guess List: Offensive Linemen

With two <b>Offensive Linemen</b> commitments in the class, Michigan may still take one more ... or two ... the biggest lead is for the biggest O-Tackles!

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

- (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 ('04 U-M Camper, 6-6, 290 lbs., 5.18 {electronic} in the 40, 3.1 GPA/ 19 ACT) from Murray, Kent. He made an unofficial visit to U-M for the Iowa game. 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 will take some official visits during the fall. He is TheInsiders' #51 South prospect.

- Offensive lineman David Moosman (Dec. 10 official visit, '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/MSU game for an unofficial visit. David, Dan Doering and Dace Richardson all attended the U-M/Notre Dame game. In early Oct. he said Wisconsin (camp, Dec. 3 official visit) and Michigan (Dec. 10; camp) both lead slightly over Iowa (Dec. 17; camp), Notre Dame (Jan. 15; camp) and UCLA (late Jan.; he has family in LA). He'll make a late 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. He attended the U-M/Iowa game. Richardson, Dan Doering, and David Moosman all attended the U-M/Notre Dame game. He also told us he is considering Tennessee (Oct. 23 offic. visit), Iowa (camp, Dec. 10 visit), USC (leader? He has family in Calif., DEc. visit), Oklahoma and Wisconsin. 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: Defensive/offensive tackle Marques Slocum(Dec. 10 official visit, PSU Nike stats: 6-6, 330 lbs., 5.09 in the 40 ... 300 lb. bench press) from Philadelphia West Catholic. As of Oct. 1st. he has official visits scheduled to MSU (Nov. 12), U-M ... the two leaders ... plus Miami and possibly VIrginia or LSU. He made a summer unofficial visit to U-M on Monday, July 26. Slocum grew up a U-M fan and U-M has offered him. He is TheInsiders #70 prospect.


The Overall Needs (unofficial):


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

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----0-----------------------Taylr,McKinny,Slocm,Moor,Green

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

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

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

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

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