GBW '06 Best Guess List: Linebackers Updated

The need for great linebackers continues for U-M -- especially with incoming frosh LB Brandon Graham approaching 270 pounds now, meaning he may be growing into a college DE.

The need: average, but significant -- two or three?

Mich. LB Chris Colasanti (6-2, 210) from Birmingham Brother Rice. As a junior he recorded 153 tackles, four sacks and one interception. He was a U-M Junior day attendee, where he received *a U-M offer*. He also has offers from PSU (the fav?), MSU, OSU, Boston College and Stanford, and he also lists Notre Dame as well. He was an '04 U-M Camper, and plans to camp next summer at OSU and ND. He is a top 5-10 Michigan junior.

Pa. H-Back/LB Steve Paskorz (6-2, 220) from Allison Park, Pa., Hampton High. He was a Jan. 28 U-M Junior day attendee. *He reportedly has a U-M offer*, as an H-Back. He attended the Notre Dame game last fall, and the July '05 Junior Day as well. His other offers: Pittsburgh, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana and Ole Miss. He plans a summer decision. As a soph. he rushed for over 2,000 yards and 27 TDs. As a junior he rushed for 1,291 yards (on just 160 carries in an injury-hampered season) and 14 touchdowns. He is considered a potential Top 100 Junior. He also has a 3.71 GPA.

- N.J. LB Will Thompson (6-1, 230) from Jersey City St. Peter's. He reportedly has a *U-M offer*, plus offers from Boston College (the fav?), Maryland, Virginia, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and UConn.

N.C. LB Barquell Rivers (6-6, 285) from Wadesboro Anson. He reportedly has a *U-M offer*, along with 10+ others, including Florida, Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

N.J. LB Manny Abreu (6-4, 225, 4.5) from Union City Union Hill. He reportedly has a *U-M offer*, plus offers from Maryland, Rutgers, UConn, Boston College, Maryland, Michigan State, West Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Iowa. As a junior he made 90 tackles, and 7 sacks.

Mich. LB/SS Terrell Willis (6-2, 200) from Jackson, Mich., Lumen Christi. The friend of Antonio Bass attended two U-M games last fall.

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