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Michigan Football Recruiting: Wolverines Sign 25 Recruits For 2012 Class

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Wolverines' 25 Commits Have All Signed

Michigan's 2012 football recruiting class is just about set. All 25 recruits who are committed to Michigan have sent in their letter of intent to the Wolverines, as reported by MGoBlue.com. This means all of the commits are officially Wolverines.

At this point, it appears Michigan's recruiting class could be as large as 27 players. Offensive guard Alex Kozan has apparently not yet decided on where he will attend college, and Michigan is among his three finalists. Also, offensive tackle Jordan Diamond isn't going to announce his decision until Friday. The Wolverines are one of four finalists for Diamond.

Here is a look at the players who are officially a part of Michigan's 2012 football recruiting class:

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., *** | Early enrollee
  3. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  4. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  5. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  6. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., **** | Early enrollee
  7. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  8. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'6", 270 lbs., ***
  10. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  11. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  12. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  13. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  14. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  15. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  16. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., **** | Early enrollee
  17. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  18. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  19. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'6", 270 lbs., ***
  20. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., *****
  21. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  22. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  23. WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***
  24. DT Willie Henry (Cleveland, OH) - 6'2", 270 lbs., ***
  25. RB Dennis Norfleet (Detroit, MI) - 5'7", 170 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Dennis Norfleet Commits

Throughout Tuesday, with National Signing Day nearing, rumors began circulating about there being a surprise commitment involving Michigan. The Wolverines' class appeared to be done outside of waiting for Jordan Diamond's decision (he will announce on Friday), but suddenly the Wolverines got back into the mix for an unknown recruit.

Early Wednesday morning, shortly after National Signing Day officially arrived, the identity of the mystery recruit was revealed to be Detroit running back Dennis Norfleet, who had been committed to Cincinnati. As first reported by Allen Trieu, Norfleet decided to decommit from Cincinnati and commit to Michigan in a move that came squarely out of left field.

In a Detroit News article that ran on Tuesday, when Norfleet was still committed to Cincinnati, he was asked why he didn't choose the Wolverines and said, "I didn't even get a look from Michigan." Something obviously changed from the time the interview took place to now, because Norfleet is set to sign with Michigan rather than Cincinnati.

Norfleet, who attends Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, is a four-star recruit on Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. Only ESPN gives him three stars. Rivals ranks him as the fifth best all-purpose back in the nation, the 236th best player overall and the sixth best player in the state of Michigan.

According to Rivals, Norfleet's offer list includes Michigan, Cincinnati, Michigan State and Tennessee. By accepting Michigan's offer, Norfleet became the Wolverines' 25th commit for the class of 2012.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., *** | Early enrollee
  3. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  4. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  5. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  6. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., **** | Early enrollee
  7. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  8. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'6", 270 lbs., ***
  10. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  11. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  12. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  13. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  14. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  15. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  16. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., **** | Early enrollee
  17. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  18. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  19. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'6", 270 lbs., ***
  20. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., *****
  21. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  22. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  23. WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***
  24. DT Willie Henry (Cleveland, OH) - 6'2", 270 lbs., ***
  25. RB Dennis Norfleet (Detroit, MI) - 5'7", 170 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Willie Henry Commits

Michigan's dry spell in recruiting has come to an end. After finishing in second place for four different recruits over the course of the last week, Michigan has snapped its streak of bad luck by nabbing a commitment from Cleveland defensive tackle Willie Henry, according to Sam Webb.

Henry is a three-star recruit from Glenville High School. He is the second player from Glenville in as many years to commit to Michigan. Last year on signing day, Frank Clark became Michigan's first commit from Glenville in nearly 10 years.

Henry joins Michigan's recruiting class just days after picking up an offer. In that sense, he is an under-the-radar type of prospect. While his offer list does include schools like Illinois, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and several teams from the MAC, his offer from Michigan didn't come in until recently.

Michigan now has 24 commits in its 2012 recruiting class. As noted by Scott Bell, Henry is the first defensive player to commit to Michigan since Ondre Pipkins committed back in August. Overall, Michigan now has 14 defensive commits for 2012.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  3. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  4. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  5. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  6. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  7. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  8. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  10. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  11. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  12. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  13. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  14. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  15. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  16. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  17. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  18. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  19. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  20. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., *****
  21. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  22. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  23. WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***
  24. DT Willie Henry (Cleveland, OH) - 6'2", 270 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Caleb Stacey Decommits

Ohio offensive guard Caleb Stacey announced on Twitter on Saturday that he has decommitted from Michigan. Stacey, who was originally the second player to join Michigan's 2012 recruiting class, will instead attend Cincinnati, his hometown school. Here's his tweet:

Before it gets out from anyone but me I have decided to decommitt from Michigan to stay home and play ball at the University of Cincinnati

Stacey is rated as a three-star offensive guard on all of the major recruiting sites. According to Rivals, he holds offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina State, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others.

With Stacey decommitting, Michigan has now lost three players who were once a part of its 2012 recruiting class. The first player to leave was Pharaoh Brown, who was essentially dropped by the Wolverines after visiting Oregon. Shortly after, Anthony Standifer exited the class, although it wasn't clear if he decommitted or was told to look elsewhere.

Even with the loss of Stacey, Michigan's 2012 recruiting class is stacked with offensive linemen. Ben Braden, Erik Magnuson, Blake Bars and Kyle Kalis are all committed, and tight end commit A.J. Williams could end up on the O-line in college. What's more, Michigan is still in the mix for highly-rated linemen like Josh Garnett and Jordan Diamond, so the Wolverines should be just fine.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  3. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  4. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  5. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  6. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  7. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  8. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  10. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  11. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  12. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  13. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  14. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  15. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  16. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  17. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  18. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  19. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  20. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., *****
  21. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  22. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  23. WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Jehu Chesson Commits

On Wednesday, Michigan picked up its second wide receiver commit of the month when Jehu Chesson committed to the Wolverines. Chesson, who is from St. Louis, Missouri, is Michigan's 24th commit for the class of 2012 and the second receiver in the class (Amara Darboh is the other).

Chesson is considered a three-star recruit by all of the major recruiting sites. Rivals ranks him 89th at wide receiver and 11th in the state of Missouri. Scout has him 82nd at receiver. ESPN and 24/7 Sports have him a bit higher up in the rankings. The former has him 51st at receiver and sixth in Missouri, and the latter has him 52nd at receiver and seventh in Missouri.

According to Rivals, Chesson holds offers from Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Northwestern, Oklahoma State and Purdue, among other schools.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  11. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  12. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  13. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  14. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  15. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  16. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  18. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  19. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  20. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  21. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., ****
  22. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  23. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  24. WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Amara Darboh Commits

Lost in the madness of the bowl announcements last Sunday was the news that Iowa wide receiver Amara Darboh committed to Michigan. Darboh took his official visit to Michigan for the Ohio State game, and after thinking things over for a week, he decided to accept the Wolverines' scholarship offer and join their 2012 football recruiting class.

Darboh is considered a four-star receiver by all but one of the major recruiting services. Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports give him four stars, whereas ESPN has him as a three-star recruit. He is ranked as the 31st best receiver in the nation by Rivals and the 208th best overall player. 24/7 Sports is even higher on him, as it has Darboh ranked 178th overall, 19th at his position and No. 1 in the state of Iowa.

In addition to Michigan, Darboh also has offers from Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, according to Rivals.

Although Drake Johnson became Michigan's 24th commit back in November, Darboh is technically the 23rd member of the 2012 class for the maize and blue. This is because Michigan stopped considering Pharaoh Brown a commit after he decided to visit Oregon last month, which broke Brady Hoke's policy of commitments not visiting other schools. Also, this week Anthony Standifer hit the open market. It's not clear if it was a mutual parting or if one side ended things, but his exit means Michigan has 23 commits right now for the 2012 class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  11. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  12. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  13. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  14. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  15. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  16. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  18. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  19. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  20. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  21. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., ****
  22. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  23. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Drake Johnson Commits

Michigan picked up its 24th football commitment for 2012 on Tuesday morning. Ann Arbor Pioneer running back Drake Johnson received a scholarship offer from the Wolverines and quickly accepted it. He is now Michigan's 24th commit and the only true running back committed for 2012.

Based on the recruiting sites, it seems Michigan is hoping Johnson is a sleeper who will outperform his ranking. Rivals and 24/7 Sports haven't even rated him, and Scout and ESPN both rate him as a two-star running back. Johnson is ranked as the 133rd running back in the nation on Scout and 153rd on ESPN.

Rivals lists Eastern Michigan as Johnson's only offer, so it's no surprise Johnson committed after Michigan extended him a scholarship on Tuesday morning.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  19. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  20. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., ****
  21. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  22. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  23. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., ****
  24. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Ondre Pipkins Commits

Michigan's 2012 football recruiting class is already one of the best in the nation, and it got even better on Monday when Missouri defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins committed to the Wolverines. Pipkins becomes the 22nd recruit that will be on scholarship in 2012 to commit to Michigan, and he is the 23rd player overall to join the Wolverines' 2012 recruiting class.

Pipkins is a four-star recruit on all of the major sites aside from ESPN. Rivals ranks him 19th at DT, fourth in the state of Missouri and 246th overall. Scout has him 12th at DT and 24/7 Sports ranks him 15th at the position. Pipkins is ranked 149th in the nation by 24/7 Sports.

According to Rivals, Pipkins has offers from Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee, among others.

As that list of schools suggest, Pipkins is viewed as a very good player, and his commitment actually helped Michigan take the top spot in Scout's team recruiting rankings. The Wolverines are at the top of the list, leading Texas, Florida, Texas A&M, Florida State and the rest of the nation.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., *** (will grayshirt)
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  19. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  20. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., ****
  21. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., NR
  22. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  23. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Chris Wormley Commits

Toledo defensive end Chris Wormley, long thought to be a lock to join the Michigan football recruiting class, ended the speculation on Sunday and committed to the Wolverines. He is Michigan's 22nd commit for 2012 if you include Jeremy Clark, who plans to grayshirt next year and go on scholarship in 2013.

Wormley is considered a four-star defensive end on all of the major recruiting sites except Rivals, which has him rated as a three-star recruit. 24/7 Sports has Wormley rated the highest, putting him at third in the strongside defensive end and state of Ohio rankings and putting him 57th in the nation.

According to Rivals, Wormley holds offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois, Cincinnati and Indiana, among others.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., *** (will grayshirt)
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  19. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  20. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., ****
  21. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., NR
  22. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Sione Houma Commits

Michigan picked up a commitment on Monday from Sione Houma, a running back/fullback from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the 21st member of Michigan's recruiting class if you include Jeremy Clark, who will grayshirt. If you don't consider Clark a member of this year's class, Houma is the 20th commitment for 2012.

Houma is currently unrated by all of the major recruiting sites. That shouldn't be too surprising considering he is being recruited as a fullback, but I'm sure evaluations will be made now that he is a Michigan commit.

According to Rivals, Houma's offer list includes only Michigan, Utah, Utah State and Washington.

Houma visited Michigan unofficially earlier this year and is hoping to come to the Notre Dame game for his official visit, according to Tom VanHaaren.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., *** (will grayshirt)
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  19. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  20. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., ****
  21. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Kyle Kalis Commits

Brady Hoke has just rubbed some serious salt in Ohio State's wounds. Kyle Kalis, the offensive tackle from Ohio that decommitted from Ohio State last month, has now committed to Michigan. Earlier this week rumors were swirling of a commitment, and according to Tom VanHaaren, Kalis actually wanted to commit a few weeks ago. He was advised to wait by his coach, and after thinking it over for a few weeks and visiting Ann Arbor again, Kalis verbally committed to the Wolverines.

Kalis is considered a five-star recruit by Scout and is ranked as the No. 6 offensive tackle in the nation. Rivals, which gives him four stars, ranks Kalis fourth at his position and 18th nationally. ESPN and 24/7 Sports also give Kalis four stars, and the latter has Kalis ranked eighth at offensive tackle and second in the state of Ohio.

According to Rivals, Kalis' offer list includes Michigan, Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, among others.

With Kalis committing to Michigan, Hoke's recruiting class for 2012 is shaping up to be one that finishes in the top five in the nation. Not only has Michigan added a big talent at offensive tackle, but his commitment could provide a lot of momentum for the Wolverines going forward.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., *** (will grayshirt)
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  19. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  20. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Jarrod Wilson Commits

Michigan football added to its 2012 recruiting class on Friday. Akron safety Jarrod Wilson committed to the Wolverines over Notre Dame and Penn State, becoming the 18th or 19th member of the 2012 class depending on who you ask.

Technically, Wilson is the 19th 2012 recruit to commit to Michigan. By Wilson committing to Michigan, though, Jeremy Clark is now going to grayshirt and won't actually count against the Wolverines' 2012 scholarship numbers. In that regard he will really be a 2013 commit even though he is a 2012 recruit (if that makes any sense).

Regardless, Wilson and Clark are committed to join the Michigan football program in the future. Wilson will be in Ann Arbor next year and will be a very nice addition to the secondary. He is a four-star safety on Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 24/7 Sports.

Wilson's offer list, according to Rivals, includes UConn, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Syracuse, UCLA, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., *** (will grayshirt)
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  19. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Blake Bars Commits

Nashville offensive tackle Blake Bars committed to Michigan on Sunday night. He became Michigan's 18th commitment for the 2012 football recruiting class and could be the first of a few players to choose Michigan in the coming days (keep an eye on guys like Chris Wormley and Kyle Kalis).

Bars is a 6-foot-5 offensive tackle from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Rivals rates him as a four-star recruit and the 34th best player at his position. Scout, ESPN and 24/7 Sports all have Bars as a three-star recruit.

According to Rivals, Bars' offer list includes Michigan, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest, among others.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., NR
  18. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Jeremy Clark Commits

Kentucky safety Jeremy Clark decided on Friday to accept an offer from Michigan. Clark is a 2012 recruit, but he might end up grayshirting and not joining the Wolverines until a year later. The reason for this is because Michigan doesn't want to sign too many recruits for 2012, and that could end up happening if Clark and safety Jarrod Wilson both commit. Wilson is expected to decide soon, and if he picks Michigan, Clark will grayshirt. If not, Clark will be a part of the 2012 class.

Here is more info on what grayshirting means:

To those that aren't familiar, a greyshirt would mean Jeremy would commit to Michigan and pay his way through school, likely only for a semester. Once the semester is up he would then be able to earn a scholarship, the greyshirt preserves his eligibility while not counting towards the 2012 class numbers.

Clark has not yet been rated by any of the major recruiting sites. His offer list on Rivals includes Akron, Ball State, Central Michigan, Illinois, NC State, Ohio and Toledo.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., ***
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  17. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Erik Magnuson Commits

Shortly after picking up a commitment from Ohio defensive end Tom Strobel, Michigan received word that Erik Magnuson committed. Magnuson is an offensive tackle from Carlsbad, California, and is currently in Ann Arbor visiting the Michigan football program.

Magnuson is a four-star offensive tackle on all four of the major recruiting sites. Rivals ranks him as the 34th-best player in the entire nation, and Scout has him 16th among offensive tackles. 24/7 Sports has him 13th at OT, 10th in the state of California and 85th overall.

According to Rivals, Magnuson's offer list includes Michigan, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Cincinnati, Colorado, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State, among others.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., NR
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., NR
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  16. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Tom Strobel Commits

Ohio defensive end Tom Strobel committed to Michigan on Friday, as first reported by Tom VanHaaren. Strobel is Michigan's 15th commit for the class of 2012 and is their 11th defensive recruit to join the class.

Strobel is a four-star DE on Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. Rivals has him ranked as the 231st-best player in the nation, and Scout has him 24th on their list of defensive ends. 24/7 ranks him 14th at DE, eighth in the state of Ohio and 169th in the nation. (ESPN is the only major recruiting site that gives him three stars.)

According to Rivals, Strobel's offer list includes Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Stanford, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., NR
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., NR
  15. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Anthony Standifer Commits

Just a day after picking up commitment No. 13, the Michigan football program received commitment No. 14 for the class of 2012 when Anthony Standifer, a native of Crete, Illinois, gave his verbal to the Wolverines.

Standifer, like the two previous recruits to commit to Michigan (Allen Gant and Terry Richardson), is a defensive back. Specifically, Standifer is a cornerback, and he has three stars on Scout and 24/7 Sports. Rivals and ESPN have not yet evaluated him.

Standifer's offer list includes Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Syracuse and a host of MAC and other non-BCS schools, according to Rivals. Scout also lists offers from Arizona, Boise State, Indiana, Kansas, Northwestern and Purdue.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., NR
  14. CB Anthony Standifer (Crete, IL) - 6'1", 178 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Allen Gant Commits

Michigan picked up its 13th football commitment for the 2012 recruiting class on Tuesday morning. Allen Gant, the son of former Michigan player Tony Gant, committed to the Wolverines live on WTKA.

Gant is from Sylvania, Ohio, and is considered a defensive back by Scout, which gives him three stars. Rivals has him listed as a wide receiver as opposed to a safety, as does ESPN. 24/7 Sports has him listed as a receiver, safety and athlete. Only Scout has rated him.

Gant's offer list, according to Rivals, includes Michigan, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Stanford and West Virginia, among others.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  13. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Terry Richardson Commits

Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Terry Richardson committed to Michigan on Thursday morning. He is the Michigan football program's 12th commitment for the 2012 recruiting class and their eighth defensive recruit.

Richardson is a four-star CB on Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports. ESPN hasn't rated him yet, but he is on the ESPNU 150 watch list. Scout ranks him as the 10th-best cornerback in the nation, and overall Rivals has him 195th in the nation.

Despite his small size (5-foot-9), Richardson has quite the offer list. According to Rivals, it includes Michigan, Alabama, Arizona State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC, among others.

Richardson is the second player from Cass Tech to commit to Michigan for 2012. Royce Jenkins-Stone is the other, and assuming both recruits make it to Michigan, the Wolverines will have six players from Cass Tech on their roster next year (William Campbell, Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon are already there and Delonte Hollowell will be there this summer).

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR
  12. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Matt Godin Commits

Michigan picked up commitment No. 11 for the 2012 recruiting class on Thursday. Novi's Matt Godin announced that he had committed to Michigan live on WTKA, and he told Tom VanHaaren he committed because Michigan is "in his blood." Also, Godin said his recruiting class has one goal: winning a national championship.

Godin is either a defensive tackle or defensive end depending on which site you ask. Rivals lists him as a DT, whereas Scout has him as a DE in their rankings. He has three stars on Scout and is considered the No. 39 DE in the nation. 24/7 Sports also has Godin rated as a DE and gives him four stars. 24/7 ranks him as the 11th DE in the nation and the fifth-best player in the state of Michigan.

Godin's offer list includes Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Missouri, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, among others.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., ****
  11. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Mario Ojemudia, Pharaoh Brown Commit

Michigan football commits for the 2012 recruiting class seem to come in pairs, so I guess it shouldn't be too surprising that the Wolverines picked up two more verbals on Saturday. Mario Ojemudia was the first to commit to Michigan, and shortly after Pharaoh Brown also committed, becoming the 10th player currently committed to be a member of the 2012 class.

Ojemudia is a defensive end from Farmington Hills. He goes to Farmington Hills Harrison high school and is a teammate of fellow Michigan commit Devin Funchess.

Ojemudia is listed as a four-star defensive tackle on Scout, which also has his position potentially being outside linebacker. Considering Michigan already has four linebacker commits, I'd imagine he is being recruited as a defensive lineman. Rivals and ESPN hate not yet rated Ojemudia, whose offer list includes the following schools: Michigan, Central Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Stanford and Syracuse.

Brown is also a defensive end. He is from Lyndhurst, Ohio, and is a three-star recruit on Scout. Just like Ojemudia, Rivals and ESPN have not yet rated Brown. Brown's offer list includes Michigan, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Northern Illinois, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., NR
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., NR
  9. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., NR
  10. DE Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, OH) - 6'6", 220 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: James Ross Commits

The Michigan football team has been on a roll when it comes to recruiting, especially with linebackers. Michigan already had three linebacker commits after Joe Bolden committed last Friday, and now they have a fourth with James Ross announcing his decision to commit to the Wolverines on Monday morning.

Ross is a middle linebacker from Orchard Lake St. Mary's high school. He is a four-star recruit on Scout and is ranked as the No. 2 MLB in the nation. Rivals and ESPN haven't evaluated him yet, but, like Bolden, he is on the ESPNU 150 watch list.

According to Rivals, Ross' offer list includes Michigan and these schools: Arizona State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue and USC.

Based on Scout's ratings, Michigan not only has four linebacker commits, but they have four linebacker commits that are four-star recruits. Ross is the highest at No. 2 in the nation, and right behind him at MLB is Royce Jenkins-Stone at No. 3. Kaleb Ringer is ninth and Bolden is 27th. Brady Hoke has clearly made it a point to recruit talent on defense, and he is doing just that with the 2012 recruiting class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., NR
  8. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Joe Bolden Commits

The Michigan football team picked up a commitment from Ohio linebacker Joe Bolden on Friday. Bolden is from Cincinnati, which is also the hometown of Michigan commits Caleb Stacey and A.J. Williams.

Bolden is the third linebacker to commit to be a part of Michigan's 2012 recruiting class. Like both Kaleb Ringer and Royce Jenkins-Stone, Bolden is a four-star LB on Scout. He hasn't been rated yet by Rivals and ESPN, but ESPN does have him on their ESPNU 150 watch list.

Bolden's offer list is extensive. In addition to Michigan, the following schools have offered him, according to Rivals: Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), North Carolina, NC State, Northwestern, Penn State, South Florida, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Devin Funchess, A.J. Williams Commit

The Michigan football team picked up two commitments on Friday. Both of them are tight ends, and one is from Michigan and the other is from Ohio.

Devin Funchess is the new commit from Michigan. Specifically, he's from Farmington Hills. He decided to commit on Friday to Michigan, passing up offers from the likes of Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska and Virginia.

A.J. Williams is the Ohio tight end that committed to Michigan. He is from Cincinnati, and his offer list includes Arkansas, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, NC State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Neither Funchess nor Williams has been rated by Rivals. On Scout, Funchess is a four-star recruit and the No. 6 TE in the nation. Williams is a three-star recruit and the No. 15 TE on Scout. ESPN hasn't rated Funchess or Williams, either, but it does have Funchess on the ESPNU 150 watch list.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Royce Jenkins-Stone Commits

Michigan added Detroit linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone as a commit on Saturday following its spring game. Jenkins-Stone decided to end his recruitment a bit earlier than most expected by giving his commitment to the Wolverines while in Ann Arbor. The decision was an easy one for Jenkins-Stone, who called Michigan his "dream school."

"I'm just a hands-on guy, I didn't want to put a team out there thinking I'm going to go to them, so why not just go to the team right now that I'm highly interested in," Jenkins-Stone said. "You might as well go ahead and go to your dream school early."

Jenkins-Stone plays for Cass Tech High School. Three players on Michigan's roster (William Campbell, Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon) went to that school, so the pipeline the Wolverines have established with it is continuing under Brady Hoke.

Rivals and ESPN have not yet rated Jenkins-Stone, but Scout gives him four stars and lists him as the No. 2 middle linebacker in the nation (the other sites list him as an OLB). Kaleb Ringer, who just committed to Michigan last week, is ranked as Scout's No. 9 MLB.

Jenkins-Stone has a very impressive offer list. According to Rivals, he holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Tennessee and, of course, Michigan.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Kaleb Ringer Commits

The Michigan football program has picked up a commitment from Ohio inside linebacker Kaleb Ringer. He was not set to make an announcement until later this week, but the Dayton Daily News let the cat out of the bag on Tuesday.

Ringer is from Clayton, Ohio, and plays for Northmont high school. He is the second Ohio player to commit to Michigan's 2012 recruiting class. Caleb Stacey, an offensive guard from Cincinnati, committed last month. Ringer is the third commitment Michigan has received for 2012.

Rivals and ESPN have yet to rate Ringer, but Scout evaluates him as a four-star middle linebacker and the eighth-best player in the nation at his position.

According to Rivals, Ringer has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville and Toledo, in addition to Michigan. Scout doesn't show an offer from Iowa for Ringer, but it does add Syracuse and West Virginia to his offer list.

In case you're wondering, Ringer is the nephew of former Michigan State running back Javon Ringer. He is now in the NFL playing for the Tennessee Titans.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Caleb Stacey Commits

After going months without picking up a single recruit for the class of 2012, Michigan has received two commitments in three days. Offensive tackle Ben Braden popped Michigan's 2012 class cherry on Thursday, and yesterday Caleb Stacey, another offensive lineman, committed to the Wolverines.

Stacey is an offensive guard from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, according to Rivals, which has yet to rate him. Scout and ESPN also have not rated him just yet.

Stacey's offer list includes a number of Big Ten, MAC and ACC schools. In addition to Michigan, he has been offered by Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Miami (Ohio), NC State, Ohio, Toledo, Wake Forest and West Virginia, according to Rivals. Scout has South Florida extending him an offer as well.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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