Best Guess List: ILBs. Is Hayes Back On The List?

It's time for another look at GoBlueWolverine's Best Guess Recruiting Class List: the <b>The Inside Linebackers</b>.<br><br> With Derek Nicholson seemingly dropping Michigan, and a Rico McCoy visit in doubt, will Jersey LB <b>Jerome Hayes</b> get back on the board?<br>

Inside Linebackers
Needs: 1
Commitments: 0
Recruits: Brandon Logan, Rico McCoy, possibly Jerome Hayes

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 (co-fav after fall unofficial visit?) 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.

- Linebacker 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 was expected to make a Dec. 3 U-M official visit, but scheduled OSU instead ... will he visit on Nov. as his dad suggested to us?. He has official visits set for OSU (Dec. 3), Pittsburgh or Tennessee on Dec. 10, plus he will visit Miami (Dec. 17) ... 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, and has been named to the US Army All American team.

- Linebacker Jerome Hayes (6-2, 220 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 330 lb. bench press, 2.8 GPA) from Bayonne, New Jersey. Hayes got a very early U-M offer, back last winter. He has official visits scheduled to MSU (Dec. 10) and Miami (Dec. 17). Will U-M get back in it for Scout.com's #77 prospect? Stay tuned ...

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The Overall Needs (unofficial):

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

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

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

TE-------------1-------1 (Butler) WR------------3-------2 (Manninghm,Savoy)--Bass,Lymon

OL-------------3 (or 4)--2 (Schifano,McAvoy)---Zirbel,Moosmn,Slocm,Richardsn,surprise

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

DE/OLB/TE-------1------1 (McClaurin)

ILB------------1-------0-----------------Logan,McCoy,Hayes,Nicholsn

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

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

TOTALS--------17/18----11

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