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June/July 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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60 THE WOLVERINE JUNE/JULY 2017   FOOTBALL RECRUITING Quarterback Matt Corral, 6-2, 185, Long Beach, Calif. (Poly) — USC commit Corral is committed to USC, but got a visit from the U-M staff earlier this year. James Graham, 6-1, 180, Fitzgerald, Ga. (Fitzgerald) Graham is listed as a dual-threat quarterback, but Michigan likes him as a running back or athlete. Joe Milton, 6-5, 210, Orlando, Fla. (Olympia) After missing on Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Milton became target No. 1 at quarterback and U-M landed a pledge from him May 7. Tyler Shough, 6-5, 195, Chandler, Ariz. (Hamilton) Shough is another top target under center and could be in the class before long. Running Back Keaontay Ingram, 6-0, 190, Carthage, Texas (Carthage) At his size, Ingram is similar to commit Christian Turner and may not be a top target for the Wolverines. Asa Martin, 6-0, 193, Decatur, Ala. (Austin) Martin is also in a similar mold and may not be viewed as a top priority at this time, but is still being recruited by U-M. Christian Turner, 5-10, 180, Buford, Ga. (Buford) Turner committed to the Wolverines April 10 and seems very solid. Wide Receiver Kamryn Babb, 6-1, 175, St. Louis (Christian Brothers College High) Babb, the nation's No. 14 wideout, is arguably target No. 1 for the Wolverines at wide receiver. Aron Cruickshank, 5-10, 168, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Erasmus Hall Campus) Cruickshank is small but explosive and could be a nice compliment to some of the bigger-bodied receivers U-M landed in 2017. Jahan Dotson, 6-0, 165, Highstown, N.J. (The Peddie School) Another New Jersey product, Dotson is originally from Pennsylvania and is a top target of Big Ten foe Penn State. Jalen Hall, 6-3, 182, Los Angeles (Augustus Hawkins) Rated as the country's best wide receiver by Rivals, Hall is a big-time target for U-M but will be tough to lure away from the West Coast. Jasiah Provillon, 6-3, 180, Irvington, N.J. (Irvington) Another New Jersey product, Provillon was in Ann Arbor for U-M's spring game and may be a bit down the board. Anthony Schwartz, 6-0, 175, Plantation, Fla. (American Heritage) The track star — he ran a blazing 10.15 100 meters in March — included Michigan in his top group and will be pursued throughout the process. Amon-Ra St. Brown, 6-1, 187, Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei) Another five-star and the No. 2 wide receiver in the 2018 class, St. Brown has a brother at Notre Dame and another at Stanford — and both of those programs are pushing hard for him. Tight End Malcolm Epps, 6-6, 225, Spring, Texas (Dekaney) Epps is not one of Michigan's top targets at the position, but he does have the Wolverines in his top group. Mustapha Muhammad, 6-5, 225, Missouri City, Texas (Ridge Point) Muhammad is a Michigan lean and will likely be in the class if his situation doesn't drastically change by National Signing Day. Jeremy Ruckert, 6-6, 225, Lindenhurst, N.Y. (Lindenhurst Senior) Ruckert might be U-M's top target at tight end, but appears to be favor- ing the Buckeyes. Offensive Line William Barnes, 6-4, 289, Apopka, Fla. (Apopka) Barnes is supremely talented — Rivals lists him as the No. 6 offensive tackle in the nation — and is high on Michigan. Jaelyn Duncan, 6-6, 301, Baltimore (St. Frances) Michigan was one of Duncan's first offers and played a high school game at Michigan Stadium in 2016. Curtis Dunlap, 6-5, 362, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) U-M has had success in IMG Academy and could again with Dunlap, the No. 12 offensive guard nationally. Emil Ekiyor, 6-4, 315, Indianapolis (Cathedral) Ekiyor is a solid commit, but he continues to take visits to big-time programs. Daniel Faalele, 6-9, 390, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) Faalele is the biggest prospect in the 2018 class, but he is still learning the game of football. Rafiti Ghirmai, 6-5, 285, Frisco, Texas (Wakeland) Ghirmai is one of the more recent offerees for Michigan indicating that he's a coveted target. Ryan Hayes, 6-7, 250, Traverse City, Mich. (West) Hayes might be considered a Michigan lean, but he also likes Michigan State and Notre Dame. Jalen Mayfield, 6-5, 250, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Catholic Central) Mayfield, another in-state talent, is also considered a Michigan lean after his spring game visit. Marquan McCall, 6-3, 323, Oak Park, Mich. (Oak Park) McCall hails from Michigan and might be viewed as a U-M lean as a good friend and former teammate of early enrolled freshman Ja'Raymond Hall. James Ohonba, 6-5, 320, Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland) Ohonba picked up his offer in 2017 and hails from heavily targeted Georgia. Dare Rosenthal, 6-7, 314, Ferriday, La. (Ferriday) One of the few prospects in Louisiana with a Michigan offer, Rosenthal is an impressive physical specimen that will be tough to lure out of SEC country. Rasheed Walker, 6-5, 265, Waldorf, Md. (North Point)* The most recent offensive lineman to be offered and Rivals No. 20 of- fensive tackle in the country, Walker is built like line coach Greg Frey likes them — long and lean. Defensive End Thomas Booker, 6-4, 245, Baltimore (Gilman School) Booker, the nation's No. 8 strongside defensive end, hails from Michigan associate head coach Biff Poggi's former school in Baltimore. Nikolas Bonitto, 6-4, 200, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Michigan is still trying to infiltrate St. Thomas Aquinas and Bonitto, the No. 10 weakside defensive end in the land, could be in play. Tyler Friday, 6-3, 260, Ramsey, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep) The Wolverines will have a great shot at landing Friday, the No. 3 strongside defensive end in the class. Dorian Hardy, 6-4, 232, Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic) Michigan could also be a strong contender for Paramus Catholic's next star, Hardy, who is the No. 6 weakside defensive end in the country. Aidan Hutchinson, 6-6, 248, Dearborn, Mich. (Divine Child) Hutchinson is as solid as any recruit ever as a Michigan legacy and is developing into a big-time prospect. Micah Parsons, 6-3, 235, Harrisburg, Pa. (Harrisburg) Parsons decommitted from Penn State and may be an Ohio State lean after opening his recruitment up. Ronnie Perkins, 6-4, 260, St. Louis Lutheran North Michigan is working hard in St. Louis and Perkins is one of the targets. Nick Petit-Frere, 6-5, 240, Tampa, Fla. (Berkeley Prep) Petit-Frere is a quiet prospect, but he remains high on Michigan's board. Tyreke Smith, 6-4, 250, Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights) Smith has Michigan in his top group, but will be tough to pluck from Ohio State. Defensive Tackle Verdis Brown, 6-4, 290, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy) Brown, the No. 12 defensive tackle in the land, is originally from the Chicago area and seems to be quite high on Michigan now that he's down at IMG. Alim McNeill, 6-2, 260, Raleigh, N.C. (Sanderson) A versatile athlete who plays multiple positions, McNeill is going to give Michigan a look throughout. Rick Sandidge, 6-5, 263, Concord, N.C. (Concord) 2018 Scholarship Offer Master List

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