Many Top Recruits Attend FB Junior Day

GoBlueWolverine's comprehensive list of juniors spotted at Saturday's Junior Day -- with stats and mini-profiles for each. It was an impressive group of top junior footballers -- as good a Junior Day as U-M has had.

Probable Top 50 Caliber Players

Mich. DB Ronald Johnson (6-0, 200) from Muskegon, Michigan. A 2005 U-M Camper, he has a U-M offer. He attended three U-M games this past fall. He missed his junior season with an ACL.

Mich. DL Joseph Barkesdale (6-5, 305) from Detroit Cass Tech. A 2005 U-M Camper, he has a U-M offer. At the recent U.S. Army Junior Combine, he ran a 4.6 sec. shuttle (extremely excellent for such a big man), and had a good 26 bench press reps of 185 lbs., ... his coach says he has done 21 reps of 225 lbs. As a junior he recorded 83 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and two deflected passes. His head coach os former Wolverine Thomas Wilcher.

Ill. RB Robert Hughes (5-11, 227) from Chicago Hubbard. He has a U-M offer. At the recent U.S. Army Junior Combine, he ran a 4.1 sec. shuttle, and had 24 bench press reps. As a junior he ran for 1,900 yards (15+ yards per carry, believe it or not) and scored 19 touchdowns in 2005. Hughes also made 61 tackles, had 10 solo tackles and 6 sacks.

Pa. LB Steve Paskorz (6-2, 220) from Allison Park Hampton High. He was offered a scholarship at Junior Day. He attended a U-M game this past fall.

Quite Possibly Top 100 Players

Mich. DB Dionte Allen (5-10, 180) from Orchard Lake St. Mary's. A 2005 U-M Camper, he has a U-M offer. He attended two games last fall (OLSM played on Saturday afternoons).

Mich. TE Rocky Weaver (6-5, 215) from Battle Creek Harper Creek. He attended five U-M games this past fall.

Mich. LB Chris Colesanti (6-2, 210) from Birmingham Brother Rice. As a junior he recorded 153 tackles, four sacks and one interception.

Mich. OT Darris Sawtelle (6-5, 285) from Birmingham Brother Rice.

Ind. Safety Jeremy Finch (6-4, 200) from Indianapolis Warren Central.

Ind. RB Darren Evans (6-0, 200) from Indianapolis Warren Central. As a junior he he rushed for 2,148 yards and scored 39 touchdowns. He was a 2005 U-M Camper.

Pa. QB Pat Bostick (6-3, 210) from Manheim Township. As a junior he passed for over 2,800 yards (63% completions) and 34 touchdown passes with just six ints.

Ill. RB Dale Martin (5-11, 195) from Bolingbrook.

More Top Players, near-or-possible-Top 100

Ohio Safety Nate Oliver (6-0, 200) from Cleveland St. Edwards. As a junior he made 63 tackles, 15 for loss, one sack and one interception.

Ohio TE Kyle Hubbard (6-4, 225) from Lakewood St. Edwards. As a junior he caught over 40 passes. He attended a U-M game last fall.

Ohio DB Jordan Mabin (5-9, 180) from Nordania. At the recent U.S. Army Junior Combine, he ran a 4.1 sec. shuttle, and had the 4th fastest 40 at 4.5 (all times were about .2 secs slow into a stiff wind). He attended two U-M games last fall.

Pa. OL Stefen Wisniewski from Philly Catholic Central.

Mich. WR Taurian Washington (6-2, 210) from Orchard Lake St. Mary's.

Ohio DE Eric Thomas (6-4, 250) from Cleveland Benedictine. He played fullback as a junior.

Ohio OL Mark Weterer (6-4, 300) from Cincinnati Anderson. He attended three U-M games this past fall.

Ill RB Dan Dierking from Wheaton. He attended one U-M game this past fall.

Fla. WR Leonard Hankerson from Ft Lauderdale St Thomas Aquinas.

More Significant Junior Prospects

Mich. FB Vince Helmuth (6-2, 250) from Saline. He is U-M 's first commitment for the 2006-07 U-M recruiting class.

Mich. LB Ryan VanBergen (6-3, 210) from Whitehall. He attended four U-M games this past fall.

Mich. DB Derek Knight (6-0, 190) from Detroit Renaissance.

Ohio RB Chaz Jones from University Heights.

Mich. OL Ryan Wheat (6-4, 285) from Flint Carmen Ainsworth. He attended all of the U-M games this past fall.

Mich. QB Mike Cappetto (6-4, 190) from Birmingham Brother Rice.

Mich. QB/Ath. Audie Cole (6-2, 190) from Monroe, Mich. He attended four U-M games this past fall.

Not in Attendance

Wis. OL Josh Oglesby from Brown Deer St. Francis.

Pa. OL Josh Marks from Southern Columbia.

Ohio S Eugene Clifford from Cincinnati Colerain.

New Jersey WR Karon Robinson (6-0, 175) from Camden Wilson.

GoBlueWolverine will add more to the list as we research more names.


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