Dc 13-What's Next For Best Guess Rec List:QB,RB,WR

<b>*DECEMBER 13 NOON UPDATE*</b><br><br> With Michigan's biggest recruiting weekend wrapping up, it's <b>Decision Time</b> for at least a half-dozen of Michigan's top recruits.<br><br> Here is our latest Best Guess Recruiting Class List: <br> <b>Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers (incl. <B>Antonio Bass!</b>), Tight Ends.</b><br><br> The focus this time: <b>What's Next</b> for each of these kids: A Decision? Or more visits?<br>

Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends.

QUARTERBACKS
Needs: 1
Commitments: 1 (Jason Forcier).
Recruits: Antonio Bass (see WR's)

RUNNING BACKS
Needs: 2
Commitments: 2 (Kevin Grady, Mister Simpson (FB))
Recruits: 0

WIDEOUTS
Needs: 3
Commitments: 2 (Mario Manningham, Laterryal Savoy)
Recruits: 1 (Antonio Bass!)

TIGHT ENDS
Needs: 1
Commitments: 1 (Carson Butler)
Recruits: 0

QUARTERBACKS

- Athlete (WR/QB) Antonio Bass (Dec. 3 U-M official visit, 6-1, 190 lbs., 4.4 in the 40, 3.0 GPA/21 ACT) from Jackson, Mich. See WR's below.

- U-M Commitment #12: Quarterback Jason Forcier (Dec. 3 U-M official visit, '04 U-M Camper, 6-2 1/2, 205 lbs., 4.57 in the 40) from San Diego, Calif., St. Augustine. He committeed to Michigan Dec. 8. Forcier also was a 2002 U-M camper, and attended the OSU game in '03. His dad is from Michigan and Jason grew up a U-M fan. He finished his senior season with 2765 yards passing with 36 touchdowns and seven interceptions; a 62 percent completion rate; 1014 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns on the ground.

RUNNING BACKS

- Commitment #1: Kevin Grady ('02 U-M Camper, 5-9, 230 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 2.7 GPA) from East Grand Rapids, Mich. For his senior season he ran for 2,365 yards on 298 carries (7.9 yards per carry), and set state records in career scoring (924 points), career TD's (151), career rushing (8,431 yards) and consecutive 100 yard games (24). He committed Sept 8, 2003, after attending the Houston game. He was not at the 2004 U-M Camp because he was in summer school getting ahead -- he is enrolling at U-M in Jan. 2005 ... he'll attend the '05 Rose Bowl with the team. He is TheInsiders' #19 prospect.

- And Michigan picked up a fullback Commitment (Commit #7) from camp: Fullback Mister Simpson (5-9, 220 lbs., 4.5 in the 40 ... Nike stats: 31 bench press reps, 35.8 inch vertical jump) from Cincinnati Colerain. As a junior he gained 1,640 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was offered at camp and committed. Simpson grew up in Southfield, Mich.

WIDE RECEIVERS

- Commitment #3: Mario Manningham (Dec. 10 official visit, 6-0, 180 lbs., 4.4 in the 40) from Warren, Ohio, Harding. Mario is growing and developing physically ... he's an inch taller at 6-0 now, and he's also noticeably stronger. He reportedly ran the camp's second fastest 40 time. Manningham made an unofficial visit to Michigan for the '03 Indiana game, and committed to the Wolverines the day after Signing Day. As a junior he made 32 receptions, for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is TheInsiders' #84 prospect.

- Commitment #4: Laterryal Savoy (Jan. U-M visit, '04 U-M Camp visitor, Nike stats: 6-2 1/2, 196 lbs., 4.59 in the 40, 4.18 sec. shuttle, 37 inch vertical jump ... 300 lb. bench press, 2.5 GPA/14 ACT) from Mamou, La. He attended the U-M summer camp and solidified his commitment. His team was still playing the Dec. 3 weekend (state semis) so he'll probably have to take his official visit to U-M in January. Going into the semis for his 12-1 team, Savoy has 61 catches for 1,213 yards and 21 touchdowns; as a safety on defense he has 70 solo tackles and 13 interceptions.

-NEW- Athlete (WR/QB) Antonio Bass (Dec. 3 U-M official visit, 6-1, 190 lbs., 4.4 in the 40, 3.0 GPA/21 ACT) from Jackson, Mich.
What's next: Visits done, decision coming before Christmas? Visits: V-Tech (Sept. 1), LSU (Nov. 12) , U-M (Dec. 3), MSU (Dec. 10 - visit taken).
After his U-M visit Antonio said U-M leads. He is also visiting MSU (Dec. 10) and probably make a decision soon after ... unless he decides to visit Notre Dame. He made a Labor Day weekend official visit to Virginia Tech, and it's very close between U-M and V-Tech. He also made an official visit to LSU the Nov. 12 weekend. He also made an unofficial visit for the Oct. 9 Minn. game, and he attended the late July U-M Junior Academic Day. 2004 stats: he rushed for 1,246 yards on140 carries and 15 touchdowns. He also passed for 528 yards on 25 of 75 passing with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He is Scout.com's #50 prospect.

TIGHT ENDS

- Commitment #11: Tight end/defensive end Carson Butler (Dec. 10 official visit, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.6 in the 40, 2.9 GPA) from Detroit Renaissance. He made a U-M unofficial visit for the Minn. game, and for the Miami game. Butler had to sit out his junior year after transferring from Lansing Waverly. He did play hoops on the Renaisssance team last winter. U-M offered him after seeing film of his first couple games ... and he committed at the Minn. game.

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The Overall Needs (unofficial):

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

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

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

TE-------------1---------1 (Butler)

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

OL-------------4 or 5---4 (Schifo,McAvy,Zirbl,Ortmn)---Moosmn,Richardsn

DL-------------2 or 3---1 (Taylor)----------------------McKinny,Slocm,Wilson

OLB------------1--------1 (McClaurin)

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

S--------------0 or 1---0--------------------------------N Harris

CB-------------2 or 3---1 (Sears)----------------------V Harris,Harrsn,Pegues

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

TOTALS-----18/19----14

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