Juniors: GBW's BEST Initial GUESS - Offense

From Jim S' National Top 432 Junior Prospects: here are the names to keep in mind as Michigan recruits and potential U-M recruiting targets.<br><br> Including <b>Profiles and Favorites</b> on each prospect! Use it as a reference!<br><br> Naturally this list is just a start – but past experience indicates it'll include as much as 75% of Michigan's 2005/06 recruits!<br>

Quarterbacks
(note: U-M will want a great one in the 05-06 class, so this list is a great start!)

1 Tim Tebow QB 6'3 225 4,61 Jacksonville Nease Florida Tebow is the top-ranked quarterback in the country. He wasFirst Team Class 3A All-State and was one of the very few juniors named to the Orlando Sentinel'S All-South team. He was third in balloting for the Mr. Florida award. As a junior Tebow passed for 4,286 yards and 46 TDs while throwing only six interceptions. He added another 1,266 yards for 24 touchdowns on the ground, accounting for a total of 70 touchdowns as a junior. At the U.S Army Combine in San Antonio he was reportedly the most impressive quarterback in attendance and displayed the best arm. He reportedly already possess numerous offers, including one from Michigan. Grew up a fan of Florida, the school where both his parents attended and his brother is currently attending.

2 Matthew Stafford QB 6'3 212 4,70 Dallas Highland Park Texas Entering his junior season Stafford was ranked as the top overall prospect in the state by Schoolsports.com. He was named District MVP after throwing for 18 TDs as a junior. A drop-back passer who can run. This year's version of Rhett Bomar? He is a strong-armed quarterback and already has early offers from Georgia, SMU and Louisville. Reportedly Scott Loeffler is very impressed with him. Both parents attended Florida State and he grew up rooting for the Seminoles.

4 Pat Devlin QB 6'3 193 4,78 Downingtown East Pennsylvania Entered his junior year as SchoolSports.com's number 4 overall prospect in the nation and went on to earn AP First Team Class 4A All-State honors. Passed for 2,913 yards and 27 touchdowns as a sophomore. Completed 147 of 231 passes for 2,237 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior. Already has offers from Virginia, Maryland, Rutgers and N.C. State. Bob Lichtenfels ranks him as the number 4 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. Nice dropback passer with a solid arm. Lists Virginia as his favorite but Michigan is in his top 5.

5 Mitch Mustain QB 6'3 200 4,72 Springdale Arkansas Mustain completed 139 of his 222 attempts (62.6 per- cent) for 2,© yards and tossed 20 touchdown passes to just 7 interceptions as a junior. First Team All-State and rare junior selection on the Orlando Sentinel's All-South team. He has a cannon for an arm and very good mobility. Reminds some of Chad Henne. Already has an early offer from Arkansas and there are reports that Michigan is close to offering.

7 Zach Frazer QB 6'4 209 4,80 Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania Frazer was an AP First Team Class 3A selection as a junior and is Bob Lichtenfel's number 3 rated prospect in the state. As a junior, Frazer completed 285-of-441 passes for 3,674 yards and 27 touchdowns with only nine interceptions. He has a very strong arm. He has been up to Ann Arbor for at least one game and lists Michigan as his favorite school over Purdue and Notre Dame.

8 Josh Freeman QB 6'6 218 4,90 Grandview Missouri Freeman was a First Team Class 4A All-State selection as a junior. He was considered one of the top signal callers at the recent U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas. The tall, well-built Freeman impressed onlookers both with his arm and his footwork. As a junior, he threw for 2,400 yards and 26 touchdowns with a 67 percent completion rate and only six interceptions; he also had three rushing touchdowns, and one receiving. Freeman has early offers from Nebraska,Missouri,Kansas and Iowa.

9 Demetrius Jones QB 6'3 186 4,40 Chicago Morgan Park Illinois Chris Pool's second ranked prospect in the state is drawing comparisons to former Chicago prep star Donovan McNabb. Others compare him to Vince Young. Rated by USA Today as one of the top 10 juniors in the nation. Has an early offer from Texas Tech. Michigan is involved but is one of many.

10 Neil Caudle QB 6'3 192 4,60 Hoover Spain Park Alabama Caudle is one of the South's top QBs and was a SchoolSports.com pre-season all-american selection. Caudle had a strong junior season completing 129-of-200 passes (65%) for 1,624 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for 424 yards and four touchdowns on 43 carries in a little more than eight games. Caudle has early offers from Louisville and Auburn.

11 Sean Hakes QB 6'3 190 4,70 Fort Worth Nolan Catholic Texas Hakes reminds the GBW staff of Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn. He has a good arm (better than what he showed at San Antonio, where he short-armed a few throws; Looked great at PSU Nike last spring) and great agility and mobility. Scott Loeffler has been by the school this winter and told him that he has a Michigan offer. He visited Michigan for the Minnesota anmd Miami games in the fall. Sean is originally from Ohio and lists Michigan as his leader.

12 Mike Canfield QB/DB 6'1 216 Lansing Everett Michigan Canfield was a reletive unknown nationally until he exploded at the U.S. Army combine, but we knew all about this Detroit Free Press Division 2 First Team All-Stater since he was a starter his freshman year in high school. As a junior he threw for over 2100 yards and rushed for about 600 yards. In San Antonio he displayed one of the combine's strongest arms. Has a very early offer (last year ) from Central Michigan. Likes Michigan State and Michigan. Coming from Lansing, he's a critical recruit for John L. Smith.

13 Mike Hartline QB 6'5 180 4,80 Canton GlenOak Ohio Hartline os another QB who looked good at San Antonio. Will battle with Kirbus for honors as the top QB in Ohio. Brother Brian signed with Ohio Stat, so the Buckeyes probably hold the lead over Michigan for this tall, lanky, strong-armed prospect.

14 Justin Burke QB 6'3 180 4,60 Lexington Catholic Kentucky Burke looked good at the Michigan summer camp last year and earned Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior. He was a SchoolSports.com pre-season all-americna choice. Burke has early offers from Kentucky and Louisville and plays for the same school as Michigan signee Brandon Logan.

16 Will Fidler QB/P 6'4 195 4,75 Henderson Henderson County Kentucky One of a small handful of juniors named to the Prep Nation top 101 all-american team, Fidler was an All-State selection at QB (ahead of Justin Burke) after throwing for over 4000 yards and 45 TDs as a junior. He grew up a Kentucky fan and has camped at Michigan. Nice size and a strong arm.

18 Rudy Kirbus QB 6'4 205 4,70 Cleveland St. Ignatius Ohio Kirbus could be the top QB in the state of Ohio and comes from a program that has bene kind to U-M over the years (the Masseys, Trent Zenkewicz). As a junior he completed 73 of 153 passes for over 1300 yards and 18 TDs. Lloyd Carr visited his school during Michigan's off weekend in November. Michigan and Ohio State are in the driver's seat.

27 Alan Rogers QB 6'4 210 4,60 Shreveport Evangel Christian Louisiana Alan is a bit of a sleeper prospect as he started his career at Evangel Christian, ran into some problems and transferred to a small school nearby - Shreveport Calvery - and just transferred back to Evangel Christian this January. He is expected to be their starting quarterback next season. He has a live arm and tremendous size. Max Emfinger rates him at 4+ stars. One to keep an eye on.

28 Josh Rouhan QB 6'4 210 5,09 Howard City Tri-County Michigan Josh enjoyed a tremendous junior season as he threw for more than 2600 yards and 25 TDs on his way to earning AP First Team Class B All-State honors. He is a big, strong kid from a school not known for producing Division 1 talent. He's a huge Michigan fan.

29 Brett Bracket QB 6'5 220 4,80 Lawrence New Jersey Brett could be the top QB in the state. He's a classic dropback passer and is an excellent athlete, also starring in basketball. He has an early offer from Rutgers and is also hearing regularly from Virginia, Michigan, Miami, and Notre Dame.

34 Alex Loukas QB 6'4 190 Deerfield Illinois Top dropback passer in the state with a nice arm and touch but possessing surprising mobility. Passed for over 1500 yards and 16 TDs as a junior. Michigan is his favorite.

Running Backs
(note: U-M may take only 1 RB in 05-06, so it's good that this list is fairly short)

1 LeSean McCoy RB 5'10 200 4,30 Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt Pennsylvania One of the nation's elite 5 recruits. McCoy was a USA Today top 10 juniors selection and was named the number 2 prospect in the nation by SchoolSports.com. He was the AP Class 4A Player of the Year and is Bob Lichtenfel's top-rated player in Pennsylvania. As a sophomore, he ran for 2,561 yards and 28 touchdowns. As a junior, McCoy ran for 2,828 yards and 33 touchdowns. He reportedly has close to 30 early offers.

2 Knowshon Moreno RB 6'0 195 4,40 Middletown South New Jersey Challenges McCoy as the top RB in the nation. In fact, EA Sports named him the national junior player of the year over McCoy. The two-time all-stater and state Offensive Player of the Year led his team to a repeat, unbeaten Central Jersey, Group 3 title, and No. 1 spot in the all-class Newark Star-Ledger ranking with a repeat 12-0 record. He led the state in scoring with 40 TDs, and 244 points in 12 games while rushing 218 times for 2,030 yards for a 9.3 per carry average. Just a tremendous talent who has an early U-M offer and will visit U-M in the spring.

4 Chris Wells RB 6'2 220 4,50 Akron Garfield Ohio He is a cousin of former Wolverine great Billy Taylor, but has committed to OSU.

5 DeMarco Murray RB/DB 6'0 185 4,49 Las Vegas Bishop Gorman Nevada DeMarco was listed by USA Today as one of the nation's top 10 juniors. He could play either RB or DB at the next level. As a junior he rushed for 1395 yards on 150 carries and scored 17 TDs in just 8 games. He currently projects as possibly the top back out West. He has early offers from his two favorites, Wisconsin and Michigan, along with such schools as Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida and Arizona.

16 Devon Freeman RB 6'0 195 4,49 Niceville Florida As a junior Devon really came into his own and emerged as oen of the elite running backs in Florida. He was named First Team Class 5A All-State and First Team All-Northwest Florida. He has 4.49 speed in the forty and 4.1 in the shuttle. As a junior he had1179 yards rushing on 179 attempts and 13 scores. He possesses great vision and powerful legs (squats 450). He's a downhill runner who can run over or around a defender. Michigan is actively recruiting him and is on his short list.

23 Antwan Cobb RB 5'11 192 4,50 Pflugerville Texas Antwan is hearing from the entire Big Twelve and many other schools. He has an early offer from Nebraska and includes Michigan on his long list.

26 Carlos Brown RB 6'0 195 4,57 Heard County Georgia Carlos was a First Team Class AA All-State selection as a return man. He also ecxcelled at a recent southern combine where he walked away as the top RB in attendance and turned in the combine's fastest forty time . He projects as one of the best running backs in the South with his nice blend of size and speed. As a junior he rushed for 1286 yards and 20 touchdowns. He lists Michigan in his top 5.

32 Mitchell Moore RB 5'11 192 Gurnee Warren Township Illinois Mitchell is perhaps the top RB in the state of Illinois. As a junior he was a Special Mention Chicago Tribune All-Stater after rushing for 1688 yards and 17 touchdowns. Moore has some serious speed, nice moves and really runs well in the open field. Iowa is his leader with Michigan in his top 5.

37 Javeare White RB/DB 5'9 180 4,50 Louisville Manual Kentucky Javeare is a name to remember for Michigan fans. Michigan is his favorite (visited for the Northwestern game) and he is a cousin of James McKinney. And he can play. In fact, he reportedly has an offer from LSU. Solid student with a 3.5 GPA and a very strong, compact and quick back.

51 Jaious Singleton RB 5'9 195 4,40 East St. Louis Illinois Jaious was a special Mention All-State selection and First Team St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Area choice. He was named one of SchoolSports.com's preseason national top 94 juniors. Here is what the Post-Dispatch had to say about him: "The Post-Dispatch sophomore of the year last season, Singleton was the focus of every opponent the Flyers faced this year and still carried 195 times for 1,214 yards, caught 10 passes for 123 yards and scored 18 touchdowns and was a first-team all-Southwestern Conference selection. East St. Louis went 7-3 and advanced to the second round of the Illinois Class 7A playoffs. In two seasons, Singleton has rushed for 2,841 yards and scored 36 touchdowns. College: Undecided"

58 Travis McBride RB/DB 6'2 190 4,50 McKeesport Pennsylvania Bob Lichtenfel's number 16 rated prospect in the state, Travis reportedly already sports an offer from Iowa and is hearing from Michigan and many others. Rushed for 1117 yards and 19 TDs on 108 carries as a junior. Good vision and elusiveness.

70 L.J. Robertson RB 6'2 192 Sterling Heights Stevenson Michigan Robertson was a First Team Class A and Metro Detroit selection by the Detroit News as a junior. He could be the top RB in the state. According to the News: "Robertson committed to the weight room during the off-season and lost 15 pounds to add more quickness without losing his effectiveness as a power back. In eight games he rushed for 1,457 yards and 17 touchdowns on 172 carries. He also caught eight passes for 107 yards."

72 Mi Quale Lewis RB Fort Wayne Snider Indiana MiQuale was a First Team All-Stater as a junior. Here is what the Bloomington Herald had to say about him: "Before suffering a season-ending injury, Lewis was spectacular and one of the highest vote getters in the state from opposing coaches. He carried 118 times for 1,330 yards (11.2) and 29 TDs, scoring once every four times he touched the ball. He ran on Snider's state champion 400-meter relay team in track last spring."

Wide Receivers (note: U-M doesn't need many WR's in the 05-06 class)

1 Percy Harvin WR/DB 5'11 182 4,34 Virginia Beach Landstown Virginia How good is Harvin? Good enough to be named Virginia's player of the year as a junior over talents such as Victor Harris? His junior campaign had opposing coaches going crazy trying to stop him. Harvin compiled more than 1,600 yards of offense and scored 32 touchdowns — either by catch, run or kick or interception return. He caught 56 passes for 985 yards and 17 touchdowns and was first-team all-state at wide receiver. He also rushed for 690 yards and nine TDs. In Landstown's 47-20 state championship game victory over Robinson, Harvin intercepted three passes and scored four touchdowns. He totaled 476 yards in rushing, receiving and returns. The most impressive skill player at the U.S. Army Combine, he reportedly got the better of Myron Rolle on a few occasions. Has jets. His 4.34 laser in San Antonio was the fastest time in the combine by far. Had over 20 offers as of December. Long-rumored to be headed to Floirda State, Harvin claims he is wide-open. We shall see.

7 Andrey Baskin WR 6'4 205 4,40 Camden Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Andrey has that rare combination of size and speed that will attract colleges from across he nation. One of several talented juniors at Wilson, as a junior Baskin had 31 receptions and 8 touchdowns. Claims to have early offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and severla others but does not list Michigan in his top three.

8 Carl Fisher WR 6'1 195 4,40 Bolingbrook Illinois Carl is perhaps the top receiver in the midwest and Chris Pool ranks him as the third best prospect ion Illinois. He has tremendous speed but had a case of the dropsies as a junior. No qustioning his talent, however, and Michigan is heavily involved. Has a very early offer from Utah.

9 David Lighty WR 6'5 190 4,52 Villa Angela St. Joseph Ohio Tremendous talent as a big wide receiver, but he is probably only going to play basketball in college. Too bad for football fans. Michigan, by the way, could be his favorite school.

10 John Maddox WR/DB 6'4 195 4,50 Philadelphia West Catholic Pennsylvania From the same school that sent Marques Slocum to Michigan, Maddox is rated by Bob Lichtenfels as the 7th best prospect in the state. As a First Team All-Philadelphia selection his junior year, Maddox caught 24 passes for 504 yards and eight touchdowns. Maddox also intercepted nine passes. He has offers from Notre Dame, Rutgers and Michigan State and Penn State is recruiting him heavily, but as of a few weeks ago he did not list Michigan among his favorites.

12 Antonio Wilson WR/DB 6'3 180 Daytona Beach Mainland Florida From the same program as Jon Garner, Matt Lewis and Avery Atkins. Coach has U-M ties and used to coach at Warren DeLaSalle. Wilson was the team's gamebreaker with 30 receptions this year and was named Second Team Class 5A All-State.

23 Brian Callahan WR 6'3 200 Ramsey Don Bosco Prep New Jersey Brian isn't as highly touted as teammate Ryan Lindsey, but he's a bigger wide receiver and has attracted more quality early offers, including offers from Alabama, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Louisville and Rutgers. He has nice size and a great set of hands.

24 Marcus Lewis WR 6'3 190 Gurnee Warren Township Illinois Marcus reminds me quite a bit of another former Chicago wide receiver: Jason Avant. Lewis makes plays, has a great set of hands, is very athletic and has toughness and speed. As a junior he had 50 catches for 778 yards and 9 TDs. Marcus was a Special Mention All-State selection as a junior and Michigan was his childhood favorite.

25 Josh Chichester WR 6'7 205 West Chester Lakota West Ohio Josh is another one of those tall, rangy receiver who will need to make a choice between football and hoops. Sort of southern Ohio's version of David Lighty. He enjoyed a breakout junior season and was named First Team All-Area by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Schools are telling him that he has NFL potential with his combination of size, speed and athleticisim. As a junior he had 32 receptions for 734 yards and 11 TDs. So versatile that the big guy returned punts as well. Can you imagine that?

27 Ryan Lindsey WR/DB 5'8 170 4,40 Ramsey Don Bosco Prep New Jersey Ryan enjoyed a stellar junior season, finishing the year with 40 catches for 764 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also added 2 interceptions and 70 tackles from his cornerback position. He was a SchoolSports.com preseason national top 94 juniors selection. Ryan has fine speed. He lists Michigan in his top 7 and has an early offer from Rutgers.

28 Darnell Pratt WR 6'4 210 4,50 Syracuse Nottingham New York Darnell is a tall and rangy wide receiver who was named Second Team All-Central New York as a junior. Some feel that he could be the state's top prospect next season. He has a great combinbation of size and speed. No questioning his athleticism. Michigan is involved.

41 Andre Rison Jr. WR 6'0 175 4,50 Southfield-Lathrup Michigan Andre comes from great bloodlines. His dad starred with the Spartans and had an outstanding NFL career. As a junior he earned Honorable Mention All-State and Second Team All-Area honors after posting 23 catches for 381yard (16.6yp catch) and 4 TDs playing in a running offense. Also a talented defensive back, Andre has nice speed and great hand-eye coordination.

49 Tyler Ladendorf WR 5'11 182 Des Plaines Maine West Illinois Tyler was named First Team Class 7A All-State by the Illinois Football Coaches Association. He claims to have an early offer from Purdue. He lists Michigan as the second school in his top five, after Purdue.

50 Menelik Holt WR 6'4 205 4,65 San Diego St. Augustine California Menelik is from the same school as Jason Forcier. According to Andrew Friedman of Scoutrs.com: "As a junior, Menelik Holt caught 44 passes for 780 yards and 12 touchdowns. He played defensive end for two games and returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Holt was named first team all-league. He also plays basketball where he set the school record for rebounds in a playoff game last year (22). He plays center and averages 10 points and 16 rebounds a game. His early top schools are Michigan, Oregon, Arizona State, Colorado (born in Denver), UCLA, San Diego State, and Cal. "Michigan is my favorite. I have always liked them."

53 Jonathan Collins WR 6'1 175 4,49 Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal School Texas Private school star has great speed and leaping ability. As a junior he posted 72 tackles, 1 interception. He also caught 39 passes for 689 yards and 6 TD's. UCLA currently leads because they have a strong Kinesiology program. Michigan was one of his three childhood faves, so you would think Michigan has a shot..

56 Wesley Lyons WR 6'5 183 Pittsburgh Woodland Hills Pennsylvania Wesley is the younger brother of Ohio State WR Devon Lyons and comes from the same program as Ryan Mundy and Steve Breaston.

58 Mark Mitchell WR/DB/QB 5'10 177 Texarkana Arkansas A multi-purpose athlete, Mark was named one of SchoolSports.com's preseason national top 94 juniors and was also a Street & Smith national top 50 juniors choice. He's a Max Emfinger 5-star prospect. He was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Sophomore Offensive Player of the Year last year. He returns after completing 53 of 140 passes for 1,013 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also rushed for 268 yards and 6 touchdowns. He lists Michigan as his favorite.

59 Daven Jones WR/DB 6'0 174 4,30 Cleveland Glenville Ohio Devon is probably the fastest prospect on the Glenville team. He's overshadowed by some of his teammates but he already has an early offer from Wisconsin.

60 Adrian Cannon WR 6'2 195 4,60 Auburn Hills Avondale Michigan Adrian was a Second Team All-Oakland County honoree as a junior. Healso looked pretty good at Atlanta Nike last spring, especially considering he was just a sophomore. He will be on eof the more heavily recruited receivcers in the state.

63 Ben Fischer WR 6'2 180 Wausau East Wisconsin Ben is the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal's number 6 rated prospect in the state and was also named First Team All-State by the paper. Here is what they had to say: "Against state finalist Marshfield, he scored on a 54-yard reception, an 89-yard punt return and a 74-yard run. Caught 38 passes for 797 yards, a 20.9 average. Also had 707 return yards. "He had (390) total yards against us," said Len Luedtke, coach at Marshfield. "You can compare him to Derek Abney."

64 Anthony Bowman WR/DB 5'10 165 4,40 Detroit DePorres Michigan Another quick and speedy undersized receiver out of DePorres, following in the footsteps of the Grimes brothers and Talonnie Russell. Anthon ymay be the fastest of the bunch. As a sophomore he finished second in the 100.meters at the state Division 4 track finals. Tested very well at Nike last spring.

Tight Ends

1 Jermaine Gresham TE/WR 6'7 230 4,60 Ardmore Oklahoma Tremendous prospect as either a TE or WR, but word is that he could just play basketball in college. Clone of Martellus Bennett. Was SchoolSports.com's number 12 ranked prospect in the nation and a Street & Smith top 50 junior selection. He has the height, frame and speed to make a tremendous TE at the next level. As a junior he had 52 receptions for 736 yards and 4 TDs. Hearing from Michigan and the rest of the world.

5 Joe Torchia TE 6'5 220 Bergenfield Queen of Peace New Jersey Torchia was a Second Team AP All-State selection as a junior. Excelled at both TE and DE as a junior Will be on eof the most highl yrecruited prospects in New Jersey next year. Great blocker even though he hasn't really lifted weights yet. Great, soft hands. Had 21 catches, scored six TDs and averaged 27 yards per catch as a junior. Also a tremendous student. Michigan among the many schools showing interest and has a great chance since he wants to play football at the highest level at the finest academic school. Could be a Virginia-Michigan battle.

Offensive Linemen
(note: sorry this is too many names for a class when U-M may not take many LM ... but so many kids like U-M!)

1 Andre Smith OL 6'4 315 5,10 Huffman Alabama We knew about Andre before his dominant performance in being named MVP at the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio. Andre has it all - size, strength, speed and just a tenacious work ethic. This guy does not take plays off. One of the great offensive linemen to emerge in recent history and most assuredly the top prospect in the state of Alabama. He was a consensus First Team Class 6A All-Stater as a junior. Andre has already been offered by virtually the entire SEC.

4 Clifton Geathers OL/DL 6'7 280 4,80 Carvers Bay South Carolina Clifton is considered to be the top overall prospect in the state of Scouth Carolina. He possesses exceptional quickness for his size. Both his father (Robert) and uncle (Jumpy) played many years in the NFL and his older brother Robert stars at Georgia. Already has offers from Michigan, Georgia, Auburn, Clemson and others. One of the nation's best.

5 Doug Stroud OL 6'8 330 Shreveport Evangel Christian Louisiana It's just a great year for offensive linemen in the South, and Stroud is amongst the best. Playing for perennial power Evangel Christian, he has made a name for himself as an underclassman and will be the most jighly recruited of a talentde group of Christian juniors. Possesses the combination of size and athleticism that one doesn't often come across.

10 Justin Boren OL 6'4 295 Pickerington North Ohio Not many juniors receive offers from Ohio State before the New Year. Justin Boren did. Justin's father, Mike, was a starting linebacker at Michigan in the 1980s. Justin is much bigger than his dad. He could well be the top offensive lineman in the Midwest. Michigan reportedly leads Ohio State, but this is not a done deal.

16 Jake Bscherer OL 6'7 275 5,10 Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Jake was recently named the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's top-rated junior in the state. He isn't only huge, but he is extremely flexible, has a large frame but a great set of hips, plays with great leverage and has a fine vertical jump. Committed to Wisconsin in January, and that's a huge get for the Badgers.

17 Steve Schilling OL 6'5 280 Bellevue Washington Fast and agile, Schilling was the best prospect on this state powerhouse. He was a consensus all-state selection as a junior. Could well be the state's most sought after recruit. Lloyd Carr has reportedly visited the school recently.

18 DeShon Dedrick OL 6'4 341 Lansing Sexton Michigan The Big Reds ran for more than 2,500 yards, and more than 90% of it was behind Dedrick at tackle. He earned Class A all-state honorable mention, First Team Lansing State Journal All-Area and has drawn interest from top Division I programs. Probably the top lineman in the state.

19 Aaron Brown OL 6'6 280 5,10 Cincinnati Princeton Ohio Aaron is rapidly moving up the recruiitng chart as his junior film is being evaluated. He could challenge Justin Boren for supremacy as the top OL in the state. He's that good. He's also a solid student. He has early offers from Indiana and Cincinnati and was just offered by Ohio State on signing day. He is being heavily pursued by Purdue, Iowa, Miami and others. Michigan is in contact but he does not list them on his short list of favorites.

22 John Romero OL/DL 6'5 280 Tucson Salpointe Catholic Arizona Romero is the top line prospect in Arizona and already has early offers from Arizona and Arizona State. He was a Second Team All-State selection as a junior. Playd primarily on defense this past season but projects on either side of the ball in college. Michigan is reportedly his favorite.

24 Connor Smith OL 6'5 280 Cincinnati Colerain Ohio From the same school as Michigan signee Mister Simpson, Smith only received Honorable Mention All-Cincinnati Area honors as the top awards were reserved for the seniors on Colerain's national powerhouse. Some feel that he could emerge as the top lineman in the state as a senior. He reportedly destroyed highly regarded senior Antwon Hight in a matchup last year. Michigan would certainly be among his favorites. Was just offered by Ohio State on signing day.

26 Matt Carufel OL 6'5 280 St. Paul Cretin-Derham Hall Minnesota Carufel is rated by Minnesota Preps as the top prospect in the state. Cretim-Derham Hall has a long tradition of producing Division 1 talent. He reportedly has early offers from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

27 John Gewant OL 6'5 290 5,30 Stagg Palos Heights Illinois Gewant is Chris Pool's fourth ranked prospect in the state of Illinois. He's a prototype guard, the big body mauler sort in the mold of Leo Henige. He lists Michigan in his early top six.

29 Jared Odrick OL/DL 6'6 295 4,90 Lebanon Pennsylvania Jared is Bob Lichtenfel's 8th ranked prospect in the state. He compares him to Marques Slocum and says he was one of the most physically impressive prospects he saw at Nike last year. Nice combination of size and quickness. Jared is interested in Michigan and has an early offer from Iowa.

33 Jake Ballard OL/DL 6'6 270 Springboro Ohio Jake was a First Team All-Ohio selection and is one of a very strong class of offensive linemen in Ohio. He has tremendous athleticism and has excelled on both sides of the ball in the prep ranks. Will be a four year starter. Also a pretty good basketball player. Hearing from Michigan, Ohio State and many others but pretty open at this point.

34 Chris Stewart OL 6'5 363 5,30 Klein Texas Chris is one of the top prospects in the Houston area and comes from the same program that sent Mark Ortmann to Michigan. He is a mauler and at the 2004 U.S. Army Combine (one year ago) put up 22 reps in the 185 pound bench press as a sophomore. He is quite impressive on film and will be much more highly recruited than Ortmann. He reportedly favors Texas A&M and Notre Dame, but Michigan is in his top five.

35 Jeffrey Adams OL/DL 6'8 290 5,25 Trigg County Kentucky Keep an eye on Adams. He could be this year's Cory Zirbel. A talented big man in a soft recruiting state where Michigan has had historic success. Adams was a First Team All-State selection on both sides of the ball. He's as good as he is big and projects as being one of the top linemen in the South next year.

39 Cody Faulkner OL 6'4 306 Arcadia Hamilton Heights Indiana Cody was a First Team Class 3A Junior All-State selection and he looked very good at the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio. His father Chris played for Florida and in the NFL. He is hearing from most of the Big Ten, Notre Dame and several SEC schools. Michigan is in his top five, but probably more towards the bottom of the list.

42 Shawn Bernaky OL 6'6 310 Downers Grove South Illinois One of the elite linemen in the state of Illinois, Bernaky was a special mention all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune. His favorite is Michigan. Excellent drive-blocker in the Matt Lentz mold.

44 Governor Wilson OL 6'5 330 Detroit Henry Ford Michigan Governor is one of the top prospects in the Detroit PSL this coming year. He has tremendous athleticism for his size and outstanding strength. Also a mmber of our all-name team. He was a Second Team All-City pick as a junior and will be a four-year starter for Coach Mike Marshall's team. Marshall is a former Michigan State alum and most of his top kids wind up there (e.g. Eric Knott).

46 Jeff Maddux OL 6'4 293 Monroe Michigan Jeff is a two-time All-Monroe area selection. He was a dominating lineman as a junior. At 6-4 and 293 pounds, he has the size and talent to follow his older brother (Justin Carlson) into college football. Carlson is playing at Brigham Young. He's got great size and the speed to get around the corner. As a mere sophomore he had 50-some pancake blocks.

48 Jim Barrie OL 6'5 295 Tampa Berkeley Prep Florida A First Team Class 1A All-Stater and First Team All-Hillsborough County selection as a junior, Barrie has great size and graded out 89% as a blocker. During the summer of 2004, he won the pass-blocking award at the Down N Dirty linemen camp. He is a fine 3.75 student and has a sister who attended Michigan and several other schools. Hearing from SEC and a few Big Ten schools.

50 Brandon Frey OL 6'5 340 Montini Catholic Illinois Frey is a powerful lineman who will need to watch his weight. He enjoyed an outstanding junior season and was named a Chicago Sun-Times First Team Small Schools All-Stater.

51 D.J. Burris OL/DL 6'3 285 5,10 Kenton Ohio Burris is a very powerful OG prospect who did 32 reps as a sophomore at a Nilke camp last spring. He is part of a strong group of junior OLs in Ohio. He was a First Tream Division 3 All-Stater as a junior and visited Michigan for the Northwestern game. Michigan is in his top 7.

56 John Stipek OL/DL 6'5 245 4,90 Macomb Dakota Michigan John was an Honorable Mention All-State selection and a First Team Metro East choice as a junior. Was a team captain as a mere junior. Will be a three-year starter at guard and also played defensive end this season. He helped the Cougars rush for more than 1,900 yards during the regular season. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds and bench presses 325 pounds. Dakota Head Coach Giannoni had this to say about him : "He has natural strength and real good feet. He's large and extremely athletic. He can dunk a basketball even though he doesn't play basketball. If anybody is a sure Michigan-caliber kid athletically its him. He's much further ahead siHe could project at 6'7 as he wears a size 15 shoe. He can also really run."

57 Bryant Browning OL/DL 6'4 328 4,90 Cleveland Glenville Ohio Browning is a talented two-way lineman from Cleveland talent giant Glenville. He's a big kid with decent feet and a mean streak. He reportedly has an early offer from Iowa. Listes Ohio State (surprise, surprise) as his favorite followed by Iowa and Michigan. Could play either DT or OL at the next level.

58 Chris Hanna OL 6'4 292 5,00 Monroeville Gateway Pennsylvania Hanna is Bob Lichtenfels 10th ranked prospect in Pennsylvania. Here is what Lichtenfels had to say: "Gateway Honors: Second-team All-Conference Statistical Analysis: Allowed four sacks all season Scout.com Report: Hanna was the best offensive lineman I saw this season. A 300-pound kid who goes whistle to whistle nonstop. He has amazing feet; he's like a dancing bear. Hanna could be a devastating guard at the next level. He has uncanny athleticism and agility. He's equally adept at run and pass blocking. The Skinny: Hearing from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Michigan, Purdue, Iowa, and several others. Hanna's stock will soar after the combines."

70 Craig Wilson OL 6'3 290 Harvey Thornton Township Illinois Craig will follow in the footsteps of the Jamison brothers as the next high-level Division I prospect out of this football factory. Michigan is in contact.

71 Jason Onyebuagu OL 6'2 290 Warren Central Indiana Jason was a consensus All-Stater as a junior. He is a touch on the short side but can get away with that playing center. Here is what the Bloomington Herald had to say about him: "CENTER JASON ONYEBUAGU, Warren Central: A starter on last year's state championship team, Onyebuagu had 32 pancake blocks and blocked at a 93 per cent rate through the first 13 games this year. One rival coach who has had several college Division I players said he's the best center he's ever seen."

73 John Purdy OL 6'5 280 Fort Wayne Snider Indiana John enjoyed an outstanding junior season and gained a reputation for his pancake blocks. He is one of the top line prospects in the state and visited Michigan for the Iowa game.

74 Ryan Palmer OL/DL 6'7 280 5,10 Canton Glen Oak Ohio Ryan is another tall and athletic line prospect form Ohio. From the same program as the Hartline brothers, he is reportedly a huge Ohio State lean.

75 Ramon Johnson OL 6'3 290 Chicago Morgan Park Illinois One of top linemen in Chicago area. Nice frame and good quickness. Great feet.

76 Mike Peterson OL 6'5 265 Indianapolis Cathedral Indiana First Team All-Area and the Indianapolis paper had this to say about him: "Mike Peterson, Cathedral• Position: Offensive line.• Year: Junior.• Height: 6-5.• Weight: 265.• College plans: Undecided.• Statistics: 85 percent blocking. • Quote from coach Jim O'Hara: "Mike Peterson is the best lineman at Cathedral High School since Mo Gardner graduated in 1985. Mike played the entire year with injuries and was one of only a few players for us to go both ways. Mike is an intense competitor who plays the game of football with passion."

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