Position by Position, Class by Class: O-Line

Continuing GoBlueWolverine's look at the Michigan team, position by position, class by class. Next up, perhaps the Wolverines' biggest recruiting need for 07-08, offensive linemen. U-M may have a small class next season (15-ish), but 4-5 may be O-liners.

2007 O-Line Roster and Outlook:

Jake Long................77.....OT.........Red-shirt Junior.............(2003 Recruiting Class).
Mark Ortmann............71.....OT.........Red-shirt Soph..............(2005 Recruiting Class).
Cory Zirbel...............75.....OT.........Red-shirt Soph...............(2005 Recruiting Class).
Steve Schilling..........52......OT.........Red-shirt Freshman.........(2006 Recruiting Class).
Perry Dorrestein.........79.....OT.........Red-shirt Freshman.........(2006 Recruiting Class).
Brett Gallimore..........74.....OT.........Red-shirt Junior.............(2004 Recruiting Class).

Adam Kraus............57.....OG.........5th Year Senior.............(2003 Recruiting Class).
Alex Mitchell.............73.....OG/OT....Red-shirt Junior............(2004 Recruiting Class).
Justin Boren.............65.....OG..........Sophomore..................(2006 Recruiting Class).
Tim McAvoy..............62.....OG.........Red-shirt Soph.............(2005 Recruiting Class).
Justin Schifano..........78.....OG.........Red-shirt Soph.............(2005 Recruiting Class).
Jeremy Ciulla............70.....OG.........Red-shirt Junior............(2004 Recruiting Class).

David Moosman.........60.....OC........Red-shirt Soph..............(2005 Recruiting Class).
Dave Molk................XX....OC........Freshman.....................(2007 Recruiting Class).
Grant DeBenedictis.....62.....OC.......Red-shirt Junior.............(2004 Recruiting Class).

2007 Recruiting Outlook.
There is still one OL recruit left for the 06-07 class, KC OT Donald Stephenson. For 2008, offensive linemen may be the biggest recruiting need on the team, particularly OT. Fortunately, there are some prospects out there that U-M should have great shots at: Texan J.B. Shugarts, Instater Dan O'Neill, Floridian Michael Brewster were all U-M Campers this past June. Then there is Californian Khaled Holmes, son of former Wolverine Mike Holmes. And there are several more very good Midwest OL prospects as well. All in all, a good year for O-linemen -- fortunately for the Wolverines.



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