U-M Targets Socal Defensive Backs

With the Michigan assistant coaches on the road for the Spring Evaluation Period, as many as 5-6 Southern California defensive backs could be getting evaluated at their schools this week.

Socal CB's Getting Visited This Week:

Calif. CB Antwoine Baker (6-0, 185, 4.4) from Los Angeles Jordan High School. U-M has visited him in early May. Washington, Nebraska and ASU have offered him. He has a 38 inch vertical jump.

Calif. CB Anthony Gildon (6-1, 180, 4.5) from Westlake Village Oaks Christian (the school of QB Jimmy Clausen and RB Marc Tyler, Marshall Jones). He has family in Michigan and has visited the state. U-M has visited him in early May. Offers: Oregon (his fav), Michigan, Nebraska, Utah, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He plans to decide in the summer.

Calif. CB Donovan Warren (5-11, 185, 4.4) from Long Beach Poly. U-M has visited him in early May. He has offers from U-M, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Ole Miss, Cal, ASU, MSST.

Calif. CB/S Michael Williams (5-10, 175, 4.45) from Ventura St. Bonaventure. He visited U-M and Notre Dame the April 22nd weekend, as well as Northwestern. U-M and ND remain his top two. He has a *U-M offer*, as well as offers from ASU, Ole Miss, Arizona and Oregon State, and Notre Dame. As a junior he recorded 98 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions. He may attend the U-M camp this summer.

The Whole Cornerback Best Guess List:

Mich. CB/S Ronald Johnson (6-0, 200) from Muskegon, Michigan. He attended a U-M spring practice. A 2005 U-M Camper, he has a U-M offer. He ran a 4.0 sec. shuttle at the '05 U-M Nike Camp. He attended three U-M games this past fall. He missed his junior season with an ACL. He was a U-M Junior day attendee, and an '05 U-M Camper. He is considered the top junior in the state of Michigan, and is a definite Top 100 Junior. *He has a U-M offer*, and lists a top five of Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, USC and Texas. He plans to camp at U-M again, and OSU, and take summer unofficial visits.

Mich. CB Dionte Allen (5-10, 180) from Orchard Lake St. Mary's. A 2005 U-M Campe for once day. He attended the last U-M spring practice before the 'spring game'. He attended two games last fall (OLSM played on Saturday afternoons). He was a U-M Junior day attendee. Other junior days: Notre Dame, Michigan State, Florida State. He is a top five Michigan junior. *He has a U-M offer*, with other offers from Miami, USC, Michigan, Ohio State, and Florida State (his childhood fav), Texas and Notre Dame ... plus Pittsburgh, and others. As a junior he recorded 56 tackles and five interceptions.

Calif. CB/S Michael Williams (5-10, 175, 4.45) from Ventura St. Bonaventure. He visited U-M and Notre Dame the April 22nd weekend, as well as Northwestern. U-M and ND remain his top two. He has a *U-M offer*, as well as offers from ASU, Ole Miss, Arizona and Oregon State, and Notre Dame. As a junior he recorded 98 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions. He may attend the U-M camp this summer.

N.C. CB Marcus Gilchrist (5-11, 170) from High Point (Trip Welborne's alma mater). He has a *U-M offer*, as well as offers from South Carolina, Notre Dame, USC, Virginia, Penn State, Tennsessee, Clemson and others. He plans to visit U-M in the summer, and to decide before school starts.

Calif. CB Antwine Baker (6-0, 185, 4.4) from Los Angeles Jordan High School. U-M has visited him in early May. Washington, Nebraska and ASU have offered him. He has a 38 inch vertical jump.

Calif. CB Anthony Gildon (6-1, 180, 4.5) from Westlake Village Oaks Christian. He has family in Michigan and has visited the state. U-M has visited him in early May. Offers: Oregon (his fav), Michigan, Nebraska, Utah, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He plans to decide in the summer.

Calif. CB Donovan Warren (5-11, 185, 4.4) from Long Beach Poly. U-M has visited him in early May. He has offers from U-M, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Ole Miss, Cal, ASU, MSST.

Ohio CB Jordan Mabin (5-9, 180) from Nordania. At the March Pitt Scout.com Combine he ran a 4.42 40 and a 4.1 shuttle; at the U.S. Army Junior Combine he ran a 4.1 sec. shuttle and had the 4th fastest 40 at 4.5 (into a stiff wind). He attended two U-M games last fall. He was a U-M Junior day attendee. He has offers from Pitt and Indiana.

Texas CB Troy Wolfolk (5-10, 170) from Fort Bend Dullas (Houston area). The don of Butch Wolfolk attended a U-M spring practice. He also has relatives in Oklahoma and has checked out OU. He has no offers, but U-M annd UT are his favs and he'd like to make a summer decision.

Ohio CB Marcus English (6-2, 180) from Dayton, Ohio, Trotwood-Madison. He claims offers from Michigan (hmm ... true?), Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, Iowa and West Virginia. He plans to visit U-M in the summer, his favorite.



Socal Safeties Getting Visited This Week:

SoCal S. Marshall Jones Marshall Jones (6-1, 190, 4.5, 10.6 100m) from Westlake Village Oaks Christian (the school of QB Jimmy Clausen and RB Marc Tyler, Anthony Gildon). USC as offered him now, and he lists Oregon, Arizona, Tennessee, and Michigan. He lived in Chicago for 12 years and was a U-M fan; his grandparents both went to U-M. As a junior Jones recorded 71 tackles and five interceptions; on offense he caught 23 passes for 407 yards and three TD's and he also carried the ball 47 times for 486 yards (10.3 yards per carry) and ten TD's.

The Whole Safety Best Guess List:

Michigan commitment #2. Ind. Safety Artis Chambers (6-2, 185) from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Snyder. He attended the January 28th Michigan Junior Day and was offered a scholarship -- and he committed to U-M around Feb. 12.

Fla. S/LB Lorenzo Edwards (6-2, 220, 4.51) from Orlando Edgewater. The teammate of U-M signee Greg Mathews is visiting U-M, Notre Dame (for the Adidas Combine), and Northwestern the Ap. 30 weekend. He had a strong US Army Combine, and reports an *offer from Michigan*, plus Miami, Florida, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Nebraska, Georgia Tech - among others. As a junior safety he recorded 92 tackles, including 21 for loss, and made 5 ints.

Ohio S/CB Eugene Clifford (6-4, 210) from Cincinnati Colerain. He was a 2005 U-M camper and was *offered a scholarship*, and he attended two U-M games last fall. He planned to attend the U-M Junior Day but was taking the ACT. He will attend the U-M and OSU camps this summer. His other offers: Ohio State, Cincinnati, Illinois, West Virginia and Michigan State. He does not plan an early decision. As a junior he made 147 tackles and 6 ints. He is a potential Top 100 Junior.

Ind. Safety Jeremy Finch (6-2, 210) from Indianapolis Warren Central. He attended the U-M 'spring game', and seems to be getting more comfortable at U-M -- U-M leads. He was a U-M Junior day attendee and was *offered a U-M scholarship*, and he also has offers from Iowa, Louisville, Kentucky, and Indiana. He recorded 11 interceptions (along with 98 tackles) as a junior and 7 as a soph. Underrated, and a stud. He plans to attend the U-M camp this coming summer.

SoCal S. Marshall Jones Marshall Jones (6-1, 190, 4.5, 10.6 100m) from Westlake Village Oaks Christian (the school of QB Jimmy Clausen and RB Marc Tyler). USC as offered him now, and he lists Oregon, Arizona, Tennessee, and Michigan. He lived in Chicago for 12 years and was a U-M fan; his grandparents both went to U-M. As a junior Jones recorded 71 tackles and five interceptions; on offense he caught 23 passes for 407 yards and three TD's and he also carried the ball 47 times for 486 yards (10.3 yards per carry) and ten TD's.

Va. S Davon Morgan (6-0, 185, 4.6) from Richmond Varina. He is the teammate of U-M signee Brandon Minor. *U-M has reportedly offered him*, as has Virginia Tech (his top two). He plans a summer decision. As a junior QB he threw for 1,402 yards, with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. He had 505 yards rushing and eight TD's. On defense he reports 30 tackles and nine interceptions - three of which he returned for TD's.

S.C. DB/OLB Scotty Cooper (6-1, 200, 4.4) from Lake City. He reportedly has a *U-M offer*, and also lists South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech ... he also has offers from NC-State and Kentucky. As a junior he made 96 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and four sacks.

Pa. WR/DB Nick Sukay (6-3, 200) from Greensburg, Pa., Central Catholic. He played WR at the Pitt Scout.com Combine and was excellent, but his college future may be at DB. He has early offers from Pitt, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Kentucky. He attended the Notre Dame game last fall. He had 10 interceptions as a sophomore, and 6 and 60 tackles as a junior (he also caught 29 passes for 7 TD's).

S.C. S/Ath Mark Barnes (6-3, 190 from Columbia, S.C., Richland Northeast. He is the teammate of Adam Patterson. *He reportedly has a U-M offer*. Other offers: South Carolina (leader?), Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, NC State, Auburn, LSU, and Louisville. He is considered a top 100 Junior.




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