MICHIGAN CAMP -- SUMMARY:
GBW's TOP CAMP PERFORMANCES
-- QB Ryan Mallett, whole-week camper from Texarkana, Texas. Bigger (6-7, 260) and better than ever. Also, he is going to summer school with definite plans to enroll at U-M in January. He is already at home with the players on the team.
-- DB Eugene Clifford, whole-week camper from Cincinnati Colerain. Eugene is still 6-2, but getting bigger/stronger. He's definitely a safety now, and is a headhunter who makes play after play after play.
-- DE/DT (and U-M commitment) Ryan VanBergen from Whitehall, Mich. The U-M commitment is 6-4+ and 260+ pounds, and is fast, quick, strong and smart -- and once he was moved to DE (from TE) on Tuesday, he was a BEAST on the OL-DL one-on-ones, the best at the U-M Camp since Alan Branch.
-- WR Toney Clemons from New Kensington, Pa. Toney attended as a visitor on Monday. He has gotten taller (pushing 6-3 now) and bigger/stronger. He looked very comfortable with cousin Steve Breaston and many of the team players.
-- TE (and U-M commitment) Martell Webb from Pontiac, Mich., Northern. Tuesday camper. A dominating performer -- that guy is physical and fast, scoring two long touchdowns.
- OL Stefen Wisniewski from Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Wednesday camper. Wisniewski looked 6-3 and 290 pounds, and gave an exceptional performance. Wisniewski already had a U-M offer going back to early spring. He will be going to PSU and Boston College next.
-- Cornerback Dionte Allen from Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Tuesday camper. Allen was a force in the seven-on-sevens and the following QB-WR-DB drills.
-- OL Dave Molk from Lemont Township, Illinois. Monday camper. The 6-1, 270-pounder is quick, fast and aggressive -- and was given what seems to be U-M's 'first camp offer' (to a rising senior) ... he did not have an offer previously.
-- DL Josh Brent (6-3, 290) from Bloomington, Illinois, Central Catholic. Tuesday camper. Very quick for a man his size. He came in with a U-M offer.
-- WR James Rogers (6-3, 180) from Madison Heights, Mich., Lampheer. Full week camper. After giving a strong performance all week (and, like Quintin Patilla the year before, having the Mallett-shreaded gloves to prove it) and winning the Smokehouse Award as the fastest camper, was offered a U-M scholarship -- and went home and committed.
-- DB (and U-M commitment) Jerimy Finch from Indianapolis Warren Central. Sunday visitor/camper, and impressed a LOT.
-- CB Troy Woolfolk from Houston, Texas. Sunday/Monday/Tuesday camper. The son of Butch Wolfolk. The 5-11, 175-pounder is fast (4.50 electronic 40 on U-M's slow Oosterbaan track) and has very quick feet. He is also a 10.5 100m guy. He was offered (he did not hace a pre-camp offer) -- and went home and committed to the Wolverines.
-- Safety (and U-M commitment) Artis Chambers (6-0, 180) from Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Tuesday camper. Chambers is 6-0 or a hair over, and around 180 pounds.
-- Ohio RB Daniel Boom Herron from Warren Harding. The 5-10, 190-pound Herron was impressive on Monday and Tuesday, and in GBW's opinion he will likely be offered a scholarship very soon, perhaps within a day or so.
Defensive lineman Joseph Barksdale from Detroit Cass Tech. Tuesday afternoon camp visitor.
CAMPERS EARNING OFFERS:
-- CB Troy Wolfolk.
-- WR James Rogers.
-- OL Dave Molk
-- Ohio RB Daniel Herron from Warren Harding.
-- Note: Cleveland tight end Kyle Hubbard was offered a U-M scholarship even though he did not attend ... thus he can be said to be the 'U-M Camp tight end offeree'.
OTHER NOTABLE CAMPERS WHO PERFORMED IMPRESSIVELY: (some of whom may possibly get U-M offers down the road)
-- QB Steven Threet from Adrian, Mich. Monday camper. Threet actually will not get a U-M offer with Mallett in the fold, but he is getting bigger and stronger (6-5, 220 now) and is excellent. In any normal year ...
-- Illinois DE Nickcaro Golding. Thin-ish, but tall (6-5) and fast. A future OLB. Keep this name in the back of your mind. Sunday/Monday camper.
-- Pa. Defensive lineman Zane Parr (6-4, 280). Monday camper.
-- Linebacker Neil Doogan (6-3, 220) from Philadelphia St. Joseph (from Victor Hobson's alma mater). Sunday/Monday camper.
-- Linebacker Broderick Binns (6-2, 225) from Minneapolis Cretin Hall.
-- Ohio LB Andrew Dailey was in attendance today. The 6-2, 210-pounder did well, but GBW is of the opinion that a U-M offer might not be immediately forthcoming.
-- DB/WR Marquis Coleman (6-0, 175) from Chester, South Carolina. He is a guy to watch going down the road as far as a future U-M offer -- possibly, in GBW's opinion, in the fall. Tuesday/Wednesday visitor.
-- Cornerback Jordan Mabin from Nordonia, Ohio. Tuesday camper. He may not get a U-M offer, but he was impressive -- he made two interceptions and had a strong day.
OTHER SENIOR CAMPERS OF NOTE SO FAR:
-- New Jersey FB Devon Ramsay (6-3, 247) from Lawrenceville Prep is impressive, but it seems unlikely that U-M will offer a second fullback in this class (Vince Helmuth being the first). Monday camper.
-- Wide receiver Taurian Washington from Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Tuesday camper. He came without his receiver gloves (making Mallett's passes deadly for him) or helmet (he was wearing one that somehow he couldn't see well with). Consequently he had some trouble in passing drills. He had a pre-camp U-M offer.
-- Tight end Rocky Weaver from Battle Creek. Tuesday camper. Weaver did well -- tall and fast.
-- Tight end Cameron Joplin from Ann Arbor Pioneer. Tuesday camper.
-- Indiana TE Adrien Robinson from Indianapolis Warren Central. Sunday visitor/camper.
-- Indiana tight end Ryan Kerrigan form Muncie. Monday camper.
-- Pa. Offensive lineman Evan Blankenship. Sunday/Monday/Tuesday camper.
-- Mass. OL Chris Shannon from Andover Phillips Academy. Monday camper.
-- Instate OL Ryan Wheat from Flint Carmen-Ainesworth. All-week camper.
--- Offensive lineman cory Pfautz (6-4, 300) from Manheim Township, Pennsylvania. Tuesday camper.
-- Offensive lineman Mike Brewster from Edgewater, Florida. Tuesday camper.
-- Marshall, Mich. OL Mike VanderMeulen. Wednesday camper.
-- Illinois LM Mike Garrity (6-3, 260) played on both sides of the ball on Wednesday.
-- DL Charlie Hatcher from Hamilton, Ohio. Wednesday camper.
-- Defensive lineman Tyler Palsrock from Vicksburg, Michigan. Tuesday camper.
-- Linebacker Brian Smith (6-3, 220) from Overland Park, Kansas, St. Thomas Aquinas. Sunday/Monday camper.
-- Illinois defensive back Michael Bolden (6-1, 175), son of former Wolverine DB James Bolden. Sunday/Monday/Tuesday camper.
-- Ohio defensive back David Arnold from Copley, son of the former Wolverine DB of the same name.
-- Montreal CN safety Eli Biakabutka (6-2+, 200). He is the younger brother of Touchdown Tim. He is a rising 12th grader, meaning he is a "Canadian Junior." Sunday/Monday/Tuesday visitor.
NOTABLE UNDERCLASSMEN ATTENDEES:
-- Sophomore running back Larry Capers (6-2, 190) from Battle Creek Central. All week camper. Will he get an offer as a sophomore?
-- Sophomore fullback/linebacker Zach Boren (6-1, 260) from Pickerington, Ohio, brother of incoming frosh Justin Boren. Monday camper.
-- Wide receiver Darnell Golden from Ann Arbor Huron (6-2+, 175). All week camper.
-- Texan OT J.B. Shugarts from Klein (Mark Ortmann's alma mater). the 6-7, 300-pounder has had a U-M offer for a year now. All week camper.
-- Grand Haven, Michigan OL Dan O'Neal (6-5, 285). All week camper. He ran in the OL Smokehouse race, so was one of the fastest O-liners.
-- Junior CB Robert Blanton (6-1, 180) from Butler, North Carolina (Jamar Adams' alma mater). This was Blanton's second U-M camp -- and GBW would not be surprised if he received an offer as a junior. He runs very well.
-- Junior defensive back Mauricio Wallace (6-0, 190) from Murfreesboro Tennessee. All week camper.
NO-SHOWS FOR THE WEEK:
Maryland Ath. Joe Haden, N.C. DB Marcus Gilchrist, Calif. DB Michael Williams, Calif. DB/WR Zion Babb, Michigan DB Ronald Johnson (who stayed in contact with U-M during the week however), Ohio tight end Kyle Hubbard (who nonetheless was offered a U-M scholarship), Illinois RB Robert Hughes (who nonetheless will visit this summer, more than once in fact), Illinois DE Martez Wilson, Detroit junior CB Boubacar Cissico (he didn't show because of summer school commitments).
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