Oct. 21 Best Guess List: The Inside Linebackers

It's time for GoBlueWolverine's Late Oct. Best Guess Recruiting Class List: the <b>The Inside Linebackers</b>.

'Speed' Inside Linebackers
Needs: 1
Commitments: 0
Recruits: Brandon Logan, Rico McCoy, Nick 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.

- Linebacker Brandon Logan (planned Dec. U-M official visit, ‘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, 2.5 GPA/17 ACT) from Lexington, Kent., Catholic. He plans to attend the MSU game for an unofficial visit with his parents. As of mid-Oct. U-M evidently leads for him, followed by Tennessee and Clemson as well as Florida, Kentucky, Louisville. Brandon did not attend the '04 U-M Camp because of a hamstring injury, but he is a two-time Michigan Camper. He attended a 2004 Spring Practice. He and DL recruit James McKinney are cousins. He is TheInsiders' #72 South prospect.

- Rico McCoy ('03 U-M Camper, 6-1, 215 lbs., 4.55 in the 40, 2. GPA) from Washington D.C. St. John's College. He has official visits set for U-M and OSU (Dec. 3), Tennessee (Dec. 17) and Pittsburgh (Dec. 10) plus he will visit Miami (co-fav with U-M and OSU) ... also in the mix is Syracuse (where his brother Reggie a freshman defensive back). As a junior he made 120 tackles and five sacks. He is TheInsiders' #76 prospect.

- Safety/possible linebacker Nick Harris (Sept. 30 official visit, LSU Nike stats: 6-2 1/2, 209 lbs., 35 inch vertical 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!

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

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

ILB------------1---------0----------------------------Logan,McCoy,Harrs

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

P---------------1----------1 (Mesko)
TOTALS-------17---------9

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