Class by Class: The Cornerbacks

"ErocWolverine's" Position by Position, Class by Class. First up -- the Cornerbacks. Michigan got a Super corner in its just-signed '07 recruiting class, and another as its first commitment for the '08 class. Is it enough?

2007 CB's Roster, Outlook and 2007 and 2008 Recruiting:

Morgan Trent.......14.....CB.....Red-shirt Junior............(2004 Recruiting Class).
Johnny Sears.......25.....CB.....Red-shirt Sophomore.....(2005 Recruiting Class).
Charles Stewart....5......CB......Red-shirt Junior...........(2004 Recruiting Class).
Chris Richards......28.....CB.....Red-shirt Sophomore.....(2005 Recruiting Class).

With Leon Hall gone, the cornerbacks position is thin for the 2007 season, with just four players. Morgan Trent will likely man one spot, but will Johnny Sears be ready for the big time at the other spot (Sears' former high school coach thinks so ... click HERE for the story if you missed it)? Or will Charles Stewart or Chris Richards surprise? Or will Stewart actually move to safety?

2007 CB's Recruiting:

It is plain that potential playing time for Michigan CB recruits was at a premium. And here are the two recruits.

Donovan Warren.....from Long Beach, California (Polytechnic), Scout.com's #22 prospect.

Troy Woolfolk...........from Sugar Land, Texas (Dulles).

It can also be assumed that '07 U-M commitments Zion Babb and James Rogers will get a peak at CB, although Babb is more likely a wideout and Rogers a safety.

2008 CB's Recruiting:

All of U-M's cornerbacks will be back for the '08 season as well, and with the '08 U-M class about to be a smallish one, two additional are probably desired. And, fortunately, help seems readily available, with one Super in the class already.

Michigan's commitment #1 for the 07-08 class, Detroit Cass Tech standout, Boubacar Cissoko. Boubacar was the Army Junior Combine's overall MVP. Not tall (5-9, but still growing), but blazing feet and he packs a punch (look on his "Player Page" for GBW's combine video of him)! He committed to U-M Feb. 5, 2007.

Calif. CB Robert Golden (5-10, 180) from Fresno, Calif., Edison. Hailing from the same school as Johnny Sears, Bolden will camp at Michigan this summer -- and there is a good chance he'll join the Maize and Blue if actually offered (click HERE and HERE for GBW combine stories on Golden). Golden is a hard-nosed 'hitter-type' CB with good speed. At the Army Combine, he was also in the upper echelon of CB's, being named to the first team All-Combine Team as well.
Jarred Holley from Easton, Penn. The 5-11, 180-pound Holley was one of the top three CB's at the Army Combine in GBW's opinion (for our combine story on him, click HERE). He is close friends with Michigan commitment Toney Clemons, so this one could be promising for U-M as well. Smoth and fast, at the Army Combine he was in the upper echelon of CB's, being named to the first team All-Combine Team.

Pa. CB Leon Green (5-10, 190) from West Mifflin. He had a good performance at the Army Junior Combine. He plans to camp at U-M.

Calif. CB Brandon Leslie (5-10, 190) from Fresno Edison. He had a good performance at the Army Junior Combine.

Pa. CB.KR/Ath. Cameron Saddler (5-6, 155) from Monroeville Gateway. The college KR/PR attended a U-M Rose Bowl practice (with top LB Shayne Hale) and is a U-M lean. He has early offers from Temple and Virginia. As a junior, Saddler ran for 1,045 yards and 12 touchdowns on 196 carries. He totaled 309 yards receiving and two touchdowns on 17 receptions. He ran back 28 kickoffs for 1,011 yards and five touchdowns an average of 36.1 yards per return. He returned 10 punts for 140 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 10 yards per touch on offense. Defensively he recorded 23 tacklesa and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Saddler has nine career blocked kicks.

Pa. CB Leon Green (5-10, 190) from West Mifflin. He had a good performance at the Army Junior Combine. He plans to camp at U-M.


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