Michigan starts off once again with less than 20 scholarships available for 2007 -- of course, the number grew from 12 to 20 in 2005-06.
(Note: This "First Guess" list is inclusive, not exclulsive. Names will be added, especially through the spring and through camp.
We don't want to put a person on the list who doesn't belong there, but visa versa is certainly the case -- there wil be more.)
The need: strong: two? three? with at least one great one.
S.C. WR J.R. Hemingway (6-2, 200, 4.58 at U-M Camp) from Conway, S.C. He was a 2005 U-M camper and also camped at South Carolina -- his two favorites?. He plans to make a summer decision. He has a *scholarship offer from U-M*, as well as Michigan, Clemson, Maryland, USC, Florida State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Boston College and Duke. As a junior he recorded 55 catches and 10 touchdowns. He claims a 37-inch vertical jump. He is considered a potential Top 100 Junior.
Mich. WR/TE Martell Webb (6-5, 215, 4.7) from Pontiac Northern. Here is an early 'sleeper' -- Webb attended the U-M Junior Day and was *offered a U-M* scholarship. The Wolverines are his only offer so far, and lead.
Pa. WR Toney Clemons (6-3 190-pounds) from New Kensington, Pa., Valley. The top player at the Pitt Scout.com combine and, in GBW's view, a 5-star prospect. He has early offers from Pittt, Ole Miss, UConn and Akron, and U-M is now recruiting him hard. U-M is his dream school, and he has a connection with Steve Breaston. His top schools: Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami, Pittsburgh, Ohio
State and USC. As a junior he made 43 receptions for 666 yards and 13 total touchdowns.
N.C. WR Greg Little (6-3, 210, 4.5) from Durham, North Carolina, Hillside High. He was the top wideout at the U.S. Army Combine, where he ran a 4.3 sec. shuttle. At the spring Scout.com combine he recorded a 40 inch vertical jump. He has subsequently named a mid-Feb. top five of Virginia, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas, Michigan. He plans to camp at all his favs, including U-M. His offers: Michigan (in March), Auburn, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, N.C. State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wake Forest, Michigan State, Miami, ASU. As a junior RB he rushed 160 times for 1,166 yards and 26 touchdowns. As a wideout, he caught 23 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns. In limited action on defense, Little picked off four passes. He is considered a top 100 Junior.
Mich. WR Taurian Washington (6-2, 190) from Orchard Lake St. Mary's. He was a U-M Junior day attendee, where he reportedly received a *U-M offer*. His other offers: Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Penn State, Illinois, Iowa, and Oregon. As a junior he caught caught 35 passes and scored 12 TDs.
Col. WR Andrew Davis (6-2, 200) from Denver Montbello. He is the teammate of Greg Banks, and is considered the #1 Col. Junior -- and his favorite is Michigan, along with Michigan, USC
and Notre Dame, followed by Alabama and Colorado (offer). He intends to be a December '06 grad. As a junior he caught 45 passes for 988 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has a 4.0 GPA.
Fla. WR Leonard Hankerson from Ft Lauderdale St Thomas Aquinas. He was a U-M Junior day attendee. His leaders: Michigan (*reported offer*), Miami, and Florida, Ohio State ... all have offered him, plus Auburn, Pittsburgh, USF, UCF, Rutgers, Ole Miss, MSST. His junior season he made 28 receptions for 606 yards and 14 touchdowns in 14 games as he helped lead his team to the state title game.
Mich. WR Mark Dell (6-1, 175) from Farmington Hills Harrison. He has an MSU offer. As a junior he caught 43 passes for 945 yards (22 yards per catch) and scored 11 TDs; as a CB he intercepted 7 passes.
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