Michigan Football Preview 2015

2015 Michigan Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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74 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2015 FOOTBALL PREVIEW WIDE RECEIVERS BO DEVER • WR R-Jr. • Lake Forest, Ill. Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 199 Career Highlights: Played in 10 games, making one start in 2014 … Caught one pass for 26 yards against Indiana … Made first career start against Maryland … Appeared in one game in 2013 as a reserve wide receiver, making career debut in U-M's 59-9 season-opening win over Central Michigan … Did not record any stats … Did not see ac- tion in 2012. Prep: Attended Lake Forest High School … Three-year letterman in football … Earned first-team all-conference honors … Also played baseball. Personal: Born David Stuart Dever Jr. on Aug. 21, 1993 … Father, David Dever Sr., played defensive tackle/of- fensive guard at Michigan from 1984-87 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in sociology. JARON DUKES • WR R-So. • Columbus, Ohio Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 204 Career Highlights: Did not see game action in 2014 … Redshirted in 2013. Prep: Attended Marion Franklin High School … Caught 31 passes for 552 yards (17.8 yards per reception) and nine touchdowns in 2012 … Tallied 36 grabs for 673 yards (18.7 yards per catch) and seven scores in 2011 … Rated a three-star pros- pect, the No. 39 player in Ohio and the No. 60 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com. Personal: Born Jaron Dukes on Feb. 13, 1994 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Afro-American and African studies. DRAKE HARRIS • WR R-Fr. • Grand Rapids, Mich. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 174 Career Highlights: Redshirted as a true freshman in 2014. Prep: Attended Grand Rapids Chris- tian … Did not play in 2013, due to a hamstring injury … Hauled in 91 passes for 2,016 yards (22.2 yards per catch) and 23 touch- downs as a junior, breaking the Michigan high school single-season receiving-yardage record … Became the 12th player nationally to ever have a 2,000-yard receiving season … Posted 45 catches for 950 yards (21.1 yards per catch) and 10 scores as a sophomore … Named to the Detroit News Dream Team and the AP All-State first team as a junior … Earned first-team all-conference and all-state honorable mention distinction as a sophomore … Listed as the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 13 overall player in the class of 2014 by Tom Lemming. Personal: Born Drake Michael Harris on March 23, 1995 … Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology. DA'MARIO JONES • WR Jr. • Westland, Mich. Ht.: 6-2 • Wt.: 199 Career Highlights: Performed in seven games in 2014, making one reception for 11 yards … First career catch came against Miami (Ohio) … Appeared in 12 games on special teams in 2013, making career debut as a gunner on the punt team in Michigan's 41-30 win over Notre Dame in week two. Prep: Attended John Glenn High School … Compiled 17 catches for 362 yards (21.3 yards per catch) and five scores in 2012 … Added 27 rushes for 437 yards (16.2 yards per attempt) and two touchdowns on the ground … Pegged a three-star prospect and the No. 17 recruit in Michigan by Rivals.com … Originally a Central Michigan commit before choosing the Wolverines. Personal: Born Da'Mario Odis Jones on Nov. 18, 1994 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies. DENNIS NORFLEET • WR Sr. • Detroit Ht.: 5-7 • Wt.: 168 Career Highlights: Performed in 11 games, making four starts in 2014 … Returned 19 kickoffs for 438 yards … Notched 15 receptions for 111 yards … Appeared in 13 games as a kick return specialist and six games as a reserve wide receiver in 2013 … Recorded five catches for 37 yards (7.4 yards per catch) and four carries for 53 yards (13.3 yards per carry), in- cluding a career-long 38-yard run against Central Michigan … Averaged 23.6 yards per return on 36 attempts, with a long of 44 yards … Appeared in 13 games on special teams and two as a reserve running back in 2012 … Rushed two times for 13 yards and had 35 kick returns for 827 yards (23.6 yards per attempt) … Named to BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team and Phil Steele's postseason All-Big Ten sec- ond team … Returned three kickoffs for 76 yards, including a then-career-best 38-yard return, against Purdue … Tallied a career-best 42-yard punt return versus Illinois. Prep: Ran for 2,033 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior in 2011 … Rushed for 1,880 yards and 31 scores as a junior in 2010 … Listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 6 player in Michigan by Rivals.com, and was named to the 2011 Detroit Free Press Dream Team. Personal: Born Dennis Norfleet on Feb. 8, 1993 … En- rolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major- ing in education. JACK WANGLER • WR R-So. • Royal Oak, Mich. Ht.: 6-1 • Wt.: 201 Career Highlights: Appeared in two games in 2014, making his col- lege debut against Maryland … Red- shirted in 2013. Prep: Attended Warren De La Salle, playing alongside Michigan sophomore quarterback Shane Morris … Caught 19 passes for 184 yards (9.7 yards per reception) in 2012. Personal: Born John Thomas Wangler, Jr. on Aug. 5, 1994 … Son of former Michigan quarterback John Wan- gler (1976-80) … Younger brother, Jared, is a sophomore linebacker on the team … Sister, Halle, is a guard on the Michigan women's basketball team … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in cognitive science. MAURICE WAYS • WR R-Fr. • Beverly Hills, Mich. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 205 Career Highlights: Redshirted in 2014. Prep: Attended Detroit Country Day … Registered 55 catches for 1,261 yards (22.9 yards per catch) and 16 touchdowns as a senior … Racked up 51 catches for 957 yards (18.8 yards per catch) and nine scores as a junior … Named to the MLive. com Dream Team and earned first-team all-state honors from Associated Press and The Detroit Free Press as a senior … Lettered in basketball. Personal: Born Maurice Reginald Ways on Feb. 11, 1996 … Major undeclared. NEWCOMERS BRIAN COLE II • WR Fr. • Saginaw, Mich. Ht. 6-2 • Wt. 200 Prep: Attended Heritage High School, becoming a Rivals. com four-star prospect, the No. 5 athlete in the nation, the No. 1 overall player in Michigan and the 91st talent nation- ally … The No. 10 athlete in the nation and No. 1 state of Michigan prospect, according to ESPN.com. Personal: Born Brian Keith Cole on April 3, 1997 … Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. GRANT PERRY • WR Fr. • Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Ht.: 6-0 • Wt.: 185 Prep: Attended Brother Rice High School, teaming up with Michigan freshman quarterback Alex Malzone … Caught 176 passes for 2,771 yards and 27 touchdowns as a receiver, including 105 catches for 1,727 yards and 20 touchdowns his senior season. Personal: Born Grant Anthony Perry on Feb. 8, 1997 … Represents the 22nd Brother Rice grad to play football for the University of Michigan … Follows an uncle, Will For- rest, who attended the University of Michigan Law School. Redshirt junior wideout Bo Dever played in 10 games in 2014, making his fi rst career start versus Maryland and hauling in his fi rst career catch, a 26-yarder against Indiana. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL

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