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Michigan football recruiting: David Dawson, Delano Hill commit to Wolverines

Tracking all of the news and notes for Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class.

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David Dawson, Delano Hill commit to Michigan

Michigan picked up commitments from two players who attend Cass Tech High School on Saturday. Offensive guard David Dawson committed during his official visit, while safety Delano Hill committed after just picking up an offer from Michigan earlier in the week.

Dawson is already a familiar name to Michigan fans, as he had been committed before. He originally committed to Michigan back in February, but he was dropped in October after expressing a desire to take visits elsewhere. Recently, Dawson was reoffered by Michigan, and he rejoined the class on Saturday. This is big for the Wolverines, as Dawson is a consensus four-star recruit with an impressive offer list.

Hill, Dawson's high school teammate, was originally committed to Iowa, but he switched to Michigan after being offered by the Wolverines. He is a four-star recruit on most of the major recruiting sites, and he holds offers from Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, according to Rivals.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 311 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 245 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'10", 159 lbs., ****
  7. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  8. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 249 lbs., ****
  9. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 235 lbs., ****
  10. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  11. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  12. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  13. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  14. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  15. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  16. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  17. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 305 lbs., ***
  18. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  19. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., **
  20. CB Channing Stribling (Matthews, NC) - 6'2", 170 lbs., ***
  21. CB Ross Douglas (Avon, OH) - 5'10", 180 lbs., ****
  22. WR Da'Mario Jones (Westland, MI) - 6'2", 185 lbs., ***
  23. OG David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'4", 282 lbs., ****
  24. S Delano Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'0", 198 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Ex-Michigan football recruit commits to Ohio State

Former Michigan Wolverines football recruit Gareon Conley has reportedly committed to joining the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Gareon Conley decommits from Michigan

For months, speculation surrounded the recruitment of Ohio cornerback Gareon Conley. He committed to Michigan way back in March, but there were plenty of rumors in recent months about him planning to take visits elsewhere, which would violate Brady Hoke's policy for commitments. Basically, it looked like Conley would eventually end up no longer being a commit to Michigan, and the situation finally came to a head on Tuesday with Conley decommitting.

Conley's decommitment comes as no surprise, and it leaves Michigan with 22 commits for 2013. The good news for Michigan is that it has several other defensive backs committed for its 2013 class, but it certainly would sting to see Conley wind up at Ohio State.

Below is an updated look at Michigan's 2013 class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 311 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 245 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'10", 159 lbs., ****
  7. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  8. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 249 lbs., ****
  9. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 235 lbs., ****
  10. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  11. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  12. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  13. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  14. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  15. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  16. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  17. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 305 lbs., ***
  18. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  19. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., **
  20. CB Channing Stribling (Matthews, NC) - 6'2", 170 lbs., **
  21. CB Ross Douglas (Avon, OH) - 5'10", 180 lbs., ****
  22. WR Da'Mario Jones (Westland, MI) - 6'2", 185 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Da'Mario Jones commits to Michigan

Michigan added a new commitment to its 2013 football recruiting class on Wednesday. Former Central Michigan commit Da'Mario Jones, a wide receiver from Westland, Michigan, committed to the Wolverines. He is Michigan's 23rd commitment for 2013, although with many expecting Gareon Conley to exit the class soon to take visits elsewhere, Jones may end up being the 22nd commit before too long.

As evidenced by the fact that he was committed to Central Michigan, Jones isn't exactly a big-time recruit. He is unrated on Rivals and Scout, and he has three stars on 24/7 Sports and ESPN. The former ranks him 19th in the state of Michigan and 152nd at wide receiver.

Jones committed right after he picked up an offer from Michigan. His other offers, according to 24/7 Sports, are from Bowling Green, Central Michigan, New Mexico and Ohio.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 311 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 245 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'10", 159 lbs., ****
  7. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  8. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 249 lbs., ****
  9. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 235 lbs., ****
  10. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  11. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  12. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  13. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  14. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  15. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  16. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  17. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  18. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 305 lbs., ***
  19. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  20. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., **
  21. CB Channing Stribling (Matthews, NC) - 6'2", 170 lbs., **
  22. CB Ross Douglas (Avon, OH) - 5'10", 180 lbs., ****
  23. WR Da'Mario Jones (Westland, MI) - 6'2", 185 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan, David Dawson part ways

Last weekend, Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class shrunk from 23 commits to 22. This is because David Dawson, an offensive guard from Detroit Cass Tech, is no longer considered a Michigan commitment.

Dawson had expressed interest in visiting other schools in the past, which would have cost him his scholarship offer, but he never actually took any other visits. Last weekend, however, he informed Michigan coaches that he had scheduled a visit to Florida, according to the Detroit Free Press. Michigan's coaches, which have a strict no-visit policy for commits, reacted by pulling Dawson's scholarship offer and removing him from their 2013 class. Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher provided details on what happened.

"He told Michigan that he was going to visit Florida this weekend, and they told him that would mean he lost his scholarship offer," Cass Tech head coach Thomas Wilcher explained. "They explained that it was his choice [to visit Florida], but they were going to have him [decommit]."

With Dawson out of the picture and unlikely to enter back into it, Michigan is exploring other options to add another offensive lineman to its 2013 class. Having to part ways with a four-star recruit like Dawson certainly stings, but the good news for the Wolverines is that they have plenty of time to fill his spot. It also helps that they already have a very strong group of offensive linemen committed for 2013.

Below is an updated look at Michigan's 2013 class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., *****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 311 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 245 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'10", 159 lbs., ****
  7. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  8. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 249 lbs., ****
  9. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 235 lbs., ****
  10. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  11. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  12. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  13. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  14. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  15. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  16. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  17. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  18. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 305 lbs., ***
  19. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  20. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., **
  21. CB Channing Stribling (Matthews, NC) - 6'2", 170 lbs., **
  22. CB Ross Douglas (Avon, OH) - 5'10", 180 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Ross Douglas Commits

Just one day after decommitting from Penn State, Ohio cornerback Ross Douglas has committed to Michigan. Douglas departed the Nittany Lions' recruiting class on Monday morning. Sanctions for Penn State's football program were announced on Monday morning by the NCAA, and Douglas wasted little time in reopening his recruitment.

Douglas also wasted little time in finding a new school. He was reoffered by Michigan on Tuesday morning (he had an offer from Michigan before committing to Penn State), and only a couple hours later he decided to commit to the Wolverines.

Douglas is a four-star recruit on Rivals, 24/7 Sports and ESPN. Scout lists him as a three-star recruit. On Rivals, he is ranked 22nd at his position, 15th in the state of Ohio and 222nd in the nation.

According to Rivals, Douglas holds offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Penn State, Mississippi, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Purdue and Tennessee, among other schools.

With Douglas committing, Michigan now has 23 players in its 2013 recruiting class. This means there are only a couple more spots at the most left. Considering it's only July, Michigan has plenty of time to fill those final spots.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 311 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 245 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'10", 159 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'4", 282 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 249 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 235 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  18. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  19. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 305 lbs., ***
  20. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  21. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., **
  22. CB Channing Stribling (Matthews, NC) - 6'2", 170 lbs., **
  23. CB Ross Douglas (Avon, OH) - 5'10", 180 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Channing Stribling Commits

It's still only June and Michigan is now up to 22 commits for its 2013 football recruiting class. The latest player to join the class is North Carolina athlete Channing Stribling, who committed on Thursday morning. He just picked up an offer on Wednesday after performing well at Michigan's camp, and now he is commit No. 22 for the Wolverines.

Stribling is an under the radar type of player, as evidenced by the fact that he is unrated on Rivals. On Scout, he is a two-star recruit, and he has three stars on 24/7 Sports.

According to 24/7 Sports, Stribling only has offers from Michigan, Ball State, North Carolina State and a couple FCS schools.

As reported by Tremendous, Michigan is recruiting Stribling as a cornerback. This means he is the third cornerback to commit for 2013. Jourdan Lewis and Gareon Conley are the others, meaning Michigan very well may be done at the position unless a five-star recruit like Kendall Fuller ends up choosing the Wolverines. In general, Michigan is close to having a full class, which is pretty amazing considering it is only June.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  18. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  19. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 290 lbs., ***
  20. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  21. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., **
  22. CB Channing Stribling (Matthews, NC) - 6'2", 170 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Scott Sypniewski Commits

Michigan has surprisingly added Scott Sypniewski to its 2013 football recruiting class. Why is this so surprising? Sypniewski is a long snapper, and he is going to be on a full scholarship, according to Chris Rubio, who runs Rubio Long Snapping.

Rubio's site ranks Sypniewski, who is from Illinois, as the second best long snapper in the 2013 class. Even so, it's pretty puzzling that Michigan has extended a full scholarship offer to him. Long snappers are certainly important on special teams, but Michigan has limited space as is with there already being 20 other commits for 2013. To give one of those final spots to a long snapper is odd, to say the least.

In any case, Sypniewski is commit No. 21 for Michigan for the class of 2013.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  18. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  19. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 290 lbs., ***
  20. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****
  21. LS Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, IL) - 6'1", 230 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Henry Poggi Commits

It has been a good few days for Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class. On Saturday, the Wolverines added defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr., and they also added defensive tackle Henry Poggi. Poggi, as expected, announced the news on Monday morning. He picked Michigan over Alabama, giving the Wolverines a nice win on the recruiting trail against the team they will open the 2012 season against on Sept. 1.

Poggi is a consensus four-star defensive tackle from Baltimore, Maryland. Rivals ranks him second at his position and 52nd in the nation. The other sites aren't quite that high on him, but all of them give him four stars.

Poggi's offer list is quite impressive. In addition to receiving offers from Michigan and Alabama, Rivals reports that he has offers from Auburn, California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC and Wisconsin, among many others.

Poggi is Michigan's 20th commitment for 2013. The full list of commits is below.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  18. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  19. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 290 lbs., ***
  20. DT Henry Poggi (Baltimore, MD) - 6'4", 260 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Maurice Hurst Jr. Commits

Maurice Hurst Jr., a defensive tackle from Massachusetts, became Michigan's 19th commitment for the class of 2013 on Saturday. Reports surfaced Saturday afternoon that he had decided on the Wolverines, and he confirmed them by announcing his decision on Twitter.

Interestingly, his decision to commit to Michigan came right after he visited a rival school, as Tom VanHaaren reported on Saturday.

This is a big win for Michigan, and not just because it beat out some rivals for Hurst Jr. He is a three-star recruit on Rivals and ESPN and has four stars on Scout and 24/7 Sports. He is actually ranked 19th at his position and first in the state of Massachusetts on 24/7 Sports, so he is certainly a welcomed addition to the class.

According to Rivals, Hurst Jr. picked Michigan over offers from the likes of Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina, Nebraska, Missouri and Maryland, among others.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 321 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  18. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., ***
  19. DT Maurice Hurst Jr. (Westwood, MA) - 6'2", 290 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Csont'e York Commits

Michigan added its 18th commit for 2013 on Wednesday. Wide receiver Csont'e York, who is from Harper Woods and picked up an offer from the Wolverines on Tuesday, committed to them on Wednesday, as reported first by Allen Trieu.

York is unranked on Rivals, but he has three stars on Scout and 24/7 Sports. Scout ranks him 67th at wide receiver, whereas 24/7 Sports has him 69th. In the state of Michigan, York is ranked ninth by 24/7 Sports.

Currently, York's offer list isn't all that big. In addition to Michigan, York only holds offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Syracuse and Toledo. He has been performing well at camps as of late, though, which is what led to his offer from Michigan.

York is Michigan's second wide receiver commit for 2013. Jaron Dukes is the other, and he committed back in February.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****
  18. WR Csont'e York (Harper Woods, MI) - 6'3", 185 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Ben Gedeon Commits

Michigan has picked up a commitment from Ohio linebacker Ben Gedeon, according to Sam Webb. Gedeon had been rumored to be strongly leaning toward committing to Michigan for the past couple months, and now he is set to be a member of the Wolverines' 2013 recruiting class.

Gedeon is a consensus four-star linebacker. He is the eighth-ranked linebacker on Rivals, which has him 224th overall in the nation. Scout has him 13th at linebacker. In the state of Ohio, 24/7 Sports has Gedeon 14th.

According to Rivals, Gedeon holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Stanford, Tennessee, Boston College and Virginia, among other schools.

Gedeon is Michigan's second linebacker commit for 2013. The other linebacker currently committed to the Wolverines is Mike McCray, who is also a four-star recruit.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., ***
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., ***
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., ***
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., ***
  17. LB Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Deveon Smith Commits

On Saturday, Michigan gained a commitment from Ohio running back Deveon Smith. He is Michigan's second running back commit for 2013 (Wyatt Shallman is the other) and their 16th overall commit.

Smith is a four-star recruit on Scout and is ranked seventh at running back. 24/7 Sports gives him three stars, and ESPN has him on its 150 watch list. Currently, Smith is unrated on Rivals.

According to Rivals, Smith holds offers from Michigan, Ohio State, West Virginia, Indiana and Bowling Green.

How Smith's commitment will affect the recruitment of running back Ty Isaac will be interesting to see. Smith and Isaac have been Michigan's top targets at running back, but with Smith in the fold, the Wolverines may be done at the position. Also, it's possible that Isaac may look elsewhere with two running backs now in the 2013 class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., NR
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., NR
  16. RB Deveon Smith (Warren, OH) - 5'11", 195 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Gareon Conley Commits

On Friday, Ohio cornerback Gareon Conley said on Twitter that he was planning to commit on Saturday. He delivered on that tweet while in Ann Arbor on Saturday for a visit with the Michigan Wolverines. Conley decided to commit to the Wolverines while on campus, and by doing so he became their 15th verbal for 2013 and their second this week. (Mike McCray committed to Michigan on Tuesday.)

Conlon has not yet been rated by Rivals, but he does have stars on Scout and 24/7 Sports. Specifically, Scout considers him a four-star cornerback, whereas 24/7 Sports gives him three stars. On Scout, he is ranked as the 20th cornerback in the nation. Overall, he is ranked 227th in the nation on Scout, giving Michigan a total of 13 commits in the top 300.

24/7 Sports reports that Conley has offers from four schools: Michigan, Northwestern, West Virginia and Toledo.

As mentioned, Michigan is now up to 15 commits for 2013. The most amazing thing about how quickly the Wolverines have put together most of their 2013 class is that they didn't have a single commit for their 2012 class at this time last year. A big part of that was because Brady Hoke was only in his second month on the job. Now, with a full year to prepare for the 2013 class, Michigan is close to filling it up 11 months before signing day.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., NR
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****
  15. CB Gareon Conley (Massillon, OH) - 6'2", 165 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Mike McCray Commits

Ohio linebacker Mike McCray has committed to Michigan. He was in Ann Arbor on Tuesday and made the decision to commit while there, giving the Wolverines 14 commitments for 2013 and another one from a highly rated recruit.

McCray is ranked 44th in the nation by Rivals. He is a four-star outside linebacker and is also a four-star recruit on 24/7 Sports. He's 168th in the nation on 24/7 Sports and eighth in the state of Ohio. On ESPN, he is on the 150 watch list, as are 10 other Michigan commits.

According to Rivals, McCray holds offers from Michigan, Arizona, Boston College, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Purdue, South Carolina and Tennessee, among other schools.

McCray could end up being merely the first linebacker Michigan picks up this week, as the Wolverines are believed to be in good shape with Ben Gedeon. They also lead for guys like Dorian O'Daniel and E.J. Levenberry, although neither is expected to make a decision in the near future. Even so, Michigan is on track to have a very strong class again, especially at linebacker.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., NR
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****
  14. OLB Mike McCray (Trotwood, OH) - 6'4", 230 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Patrick Kugler Commits

Michigan has done it again. For the 10th time in the last week, a 2013 football recruit has committed to the Wolverines. The newest commit is offensive guard Patrick Kugler, who is from Wexford, Pennsylvania. Kugler was just in town for a visit and decided to commit to Michigan. He was originally scheduled to visit Michigan State's junior day, but with him committing to Michigan, the trip to East Lansing did not happen.

Like the four offensive linemen who committed to Michigan last weekend, Kugler is a four-star recruit. He is ranked 54th in the nation on Rivals and is 190th overall on 24/7 Sports, which has him fourth in the state of Pennsylvania. He is on ESPN's Top 150 watch list, as are eight other Michigan commits.

Kugler, who is the son of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler, boasts an impressive offer list. According to Rivals, he has offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Arizona, Boise State, California, Florida, Florida State, Iowa, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Washington, among other schools.

Tom VanHaaren reports that Kugler will play offensive guard or center for Michigan, and according to Sam Webb, Kugler is the final offensive linemen Michigan is planning to take for its 2013 class. With five committed for 2013 and four in the 2012 class, the Wolverines appear to be set. Amazingly, of those nine offensive line commits for 2013 and 2012, seven are four-star recruits, one is a five-star recruit and only one is a three-star recruit. That bodes quite well for Michigan's offensive line going forward.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., NR
  13. OG Patrick Kugler (Wexford, PA) - 6'5", 280 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Jaron Dukes Commits

At this time a week ago, Michigan had only three commits for its 2013 football recruiting class. Now, after adding eight over the weekend and one on Wednesday, the Wolverines are up to 12 commits for 2013.

The latest commit for Michigan is wide receiver Jaron Dukes, who is from Columbus, Ohio. He is a lifelong fan of Michigan and decided to commit to his favorite school on Wednesday, according to Sam Webb.

Unlike the eight commits from the weekend, Dukes is not a four-star recruit (at least not yet). He is unrated on Rivals, Scout and ESPN, and on 24/7 sports he is a three-star receiver ranked 63rd at his position and 28th in the state of Ohio.

According to Rivals, Dukes holds offers from Michigan, Illinois and Toledo.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****
  12. WR Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) - 6'4", 197 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Logan Tuley-Tillman Commits

At this point I think it's safe to say that this has been the best weekend in Michigan football recruiting history. After already picking up seven commitments on Saturday and Sunday, the Wolverines added an eighth Sunday night when Illinois offensive tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman verballed. He announced his decision to commit on Twitter: "Officially a Wolverine & better yet a Michigan Man."

Tuley-Tillman, like the other seven new commitments, is a four-star recruit. He is 109th in the nation on Rivals and 85th on 24/7 Sports. The latter has him 13th at his position and sixth in the state of Illinois.

Tuley-Tillman's offer list is very impressive. According to Rivals, he holds offers from Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas, Boston College, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Wisconsin, among several other schools.

I suppose nothing should be a surprise after the weekend Michigan had, but the timing of his commitment came a bit out of left field. Although Tuley-Tillman has visited Michigan numerous times, his timetable seemed to be based on taking his time with the recruiting process. Also, he was at Wisconsin this weekend, making it seem unlikely that he would suddenly commit to Michigan. That is exactly what happened, though.

To recap, Michigan now has 11 commitments for 2013. The Wolverines went into the weekend with only three, but they added six new commits on Saturday and two on Sunday. The most amazing part is all eight of the new commits are four-star recruits, giving Michigan 10 so far for the 2013 class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****
  11. OT Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL) - 6'7", 280 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Jake Butt Commits

Michigan's ridiculous run on the recruiting trail continued on Sunday with yet another commitment. After picking up six commitments on Saturday (all from four-star recruits), the Wolverines added Ohio tight end Jake Butt on Sunday.

Butt, like the six commits from Saturday, is a four-star recruit. Rivals ranks him 96th in the nation. In the state of Ohio, 24/7 Sports has Butt 15th. ESPN has him on the ESPNU Top 150 list, giving Michigan seven commits for 2013 on that list.

Butt has an extensive offer list. According to Rivals, he has offers from Michigan, Boston College, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin, among other schools.

With Butt verballing, Michigan is up to 10 commits for 2013. Butt joins the six from Saturday (Kyle Bosch, Wyatt Shallman, Jourdan Lewis, David Dawson, Chris Fox and Taco Charlton) and the three who were previously committed (Shane Morris, Dymonte Thomas and Khalid Hill). Amazingly, nine of the 10 commits are four-star recruits.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****
  10. TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 230 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Chris Fox, Taco Charlton Commit

Saturday is a day that will not soon be forgotten by Michigan fans. Not only did the Michigan basketball team beat Ohio State at home and the Michigan hockey team beat Northern Michigan in overtime on senior night, but Brady Hoke absolutely cleaned up on the recruiting trail.

As covered on Saturday afternoon, Michigan picked up four commits in rapid succession. Illinois offensive tackle Kyle Bosch was the first to pull the trigger on committing to Michigan, and Novi running back Wyatt Shallman committed shortly after. Then, not too long after the first two commitments of the day, Cass Tech teammates Jourdan Lewis (a cornerback) and David Dawson (an offensive tackle) verballed to the Wolverines.

The day appeared to be done following the commitments from Lewis and Dawson, but that turned out to not be the case at all. Michigan added Colorado offensive tackle Chris Fox and Ohio defensive end Taco Charlton on Saturday night, giving the Wolverines six commits on Saturday alone. It was a historically good day not only because of the amount of new commits, but also because of their caliber. All of them are consensus four-star recruits, including Fox and Charlton.

Fox is considered the 46th best player in the nation by Rivals. He is 48th in the nation on 24/7 Sports and ranks eighth at his position and first for the state of Colorado. ESPN hasn't rated him yet, but he is on the ESPNU 150 list.

Charlton is also on the ESPNU 150 list. He is ranked 183rd nationally on Rivals and 143rd nationally on 24/7 Sports. The latter site has him sixth in the state of Ohio.

Fox's offer list includes Michigan, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue, according to Rivals. Also according to Rivals, Charlton has offers from Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse and UCLA.

With Fox and Charlton jumping aboard, Michigan now has nine commits for its 2013 football recruiting class. Amazingly, eight of them are four-star recruits ranked in the top 200 on Rivals. Signing day for 2013 is obviously a long ways away, but Brady Hoke has the Wolverines off to one of the best starts in the country for next year's class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****
  8. OT Chris Fox (Parker, CO) - 6'6", 297 lbs., ****
  9. DE Taco Charlton (Pickerington, OH) - 6'6", 240 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Jourdan Lewis, David Dawson Commit

To say Saturday has been a busy day for Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class would be an understatement. Michigan has now picked up a total of four commitments on Saturday alone. Two of them, Kyle Bosch and Wyatt Shallman, committed earlier in the day. Since then it has come out that cornerback Jourdan Lewis and offensive tackle David Dawson, who both go to Detroit Cass Tech High School, have also committed to the Wolverines.

Lewis is a four-star cornerback on both Rivals and 24/7 Sports. The former ranks him 167th nationally. Scout and ESPN have not yet rated him.

Dawson is also a four-star recruit on Rivals and 24/7 Sports. Rivals ranks him 199th in the country, and like with Lewis, Scout and ESPN have not yet handed out a rating for him.

According to Rivals, Lewis holds offers from Michigan and Toledo. Dawson's offer list is much lengthier, as it includes Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, UCLA and West Virginia, among other schools.

With Michigan adding two more recruits from Cass Tech, its pipeline with the school continues. For the 2012 class, Michigan got commitments from Cass Tech's Terry Richardson and Royce Jenkins-Stone, who will be joining former Cass Tech players William Campbell, Thomas Gordon and Delonte Hollowell on the roster next season.

With the wild day of recruiting, Michigan's 2013 class now stands at seven commits, six of whom are considered four-star recruits. I'd say Brady Hoke and company are off to a pretty good start for next year's class.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****
  6. CB Jourdan Lewis (Detroit, MI) - 5'11", 170 lbs., ****
  7. OT David Dawson (Detroit, MI) - 6'5", 305 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Wyatt Shallman Commits

That didn't take long. Shortly after it came out that Michigan picked up a commitment from Illinois offensive tackle Kyle Bosch, news dropped that the Wolverines also picked up running back Wyatt Shallman. Shallman hails from Novi and attends Detroit Catholic Central, and although he plays both sides of the ball, the expectation is for him to line up in the backfield for Michigan.

Shallman, like Bosch, is a consensus four-star recruit. Rivals ranks him 160th in the nation and 24/7 Sports has him 181st. Scout has him as a four-star recruit and ESPN has him in its ESPNU 150, although both sites list him as a defensive end rather than a running back (or fullback).

According to Rivals, Shallman has offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Syracuse.

With Shallman and Bosch both committing to Michigan on Saturday, the Wolverines now have five commits for 2013.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****
  5. RB Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) - 6'3", 255 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Kyle Bosch Commits

From the sounds of it, Michigan could have a pretty busy day as it relates to its 2013 football recruiting class. Several recruits are on campus for visits, and already one recruit for 2013 has committed to Michigan on Saturday -- Illinois offensive tackle Kyle Bosch.

Bosch is a consensus four-star recruit on the sites that have rated him. Rivals has him 60th in the nation, whereas 24/7 Sports has him 44th in the nation (and third in the state of Illinois). Scout hasn't rated Bosch yet, and ESPN has him in its ESPNU 150.

According to Rivals, Bosch has quite the offer list. It includes Michigan, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Iowa, Miami (Florida), Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Stanford and West Virginia, among other schools.

According to Allen Trieu, Bosch won't be Michigan's only commitment on Saturday.

Michigan is off to a solid start for 2013, as it now has four commits and could have five by day's end.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., ****
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., ****
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR
  4. OT Kyle Bosch (Wheaton, IL) - 6'5", 285 lbs., ****

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Khalid Hill Commits

Michigan isn't completely finished with its 2012 football recruiting class with Alex Kozan still undecided, but the Wolverines have turned most of their focus to 2013. Actually, they have been working on their 2013 class for a while now. The Wolverines have had two commitments for 2013 since last September, and they added No. 3 on Monday when Khalid Hill immediately verballed after being offered a scholarship.

Hill is a tight end/defensive end from Detroit Crockett High School. According to Allen Trieu, Michigan will use him as a tight end/H-back. 24/7 Sports, the only site to evaluate him so far, rates him as a three-star tight end.

Before Michigan offered him on Monday, Hill's only offer was from Central Michigan. Once the Wolverines did extend an offer, it didn't take Hill long to accept it because he is a lifelong Michigan fan, according to Trieu. He joins Shane Morris and Dymonte Thomas as recruits committed to Michigan for 2013.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., NR
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 6'1", 175 lbs., NR
  3. TE Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 230 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Dymonte Thomas Commits

Following Michigan's thrilling 35-31 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday, the Wolverines picked up a commitment from Ohio safety Dymonte Thomas. He was at the game as part of an unofficial visit, and he was so impressed with Michigan that he decided to end his recruitment and pick the Wolverines.

Since Thomas is a 2013 recruit, he hasn't been evaluated by any of the recruiting sites just yet. When he is rated, the expectation is for Thomas to be ranked as one of the top recruits in the state of Ohio for 2013. Michigan's other 2013 commit, Shane Morris, is expected to be one of the top players in all of the country, so Brady Hoke and company are really off to a great start for the 2013 class.

Thomas' offer list already includes Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, UCLA and West Virginia. Ohio State has not offered Thomas yet, and now that he is a Michigan commit, it's not clear if the Buckeyes will extend a scholarship to him.

One thing worth noting is that Thomas is the cousin of Bri'onte Dunn, a 2012 running back recruit who is committed to Ohio State. Michigan is still trying to get Dunn to decommit from OSU to join the Wolverines' recruiting class, and I'm sure Thomas will be in Dunn's ear quite a bit now that he is set to head to Ann Arbor in two years.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2013

  1. QB Shane Morris (Warren, MI) - 6'3", 183 lbs., NR
  2. S Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) - 5'11", 167 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Shane Morris Does Well At Elite 11 Camp

Friday in Columbus, 2013 Michigan football commit Shane Morris turned some heads at the Elite 11 regional camp. He wasn't turning heads just because he was wearing maize and blue in enemy territory, but also because of how he did during the camp.

There was a lot of positive buzz surrounding Morris following his performance at the camp. Morris himself said he was ranked No. 2 out of all the quarterbacks at the camp, which is pretty good for only being a sophomore in high school.

Here's what ESPN had to say about Morris' performance:

Morris was one of the more impressive prospects in attendance regardless of class and the left-hander really made some impressive throws with accuracy and confidence. He has good height and is going to continue to add inches and bulk to his late-bloomer's frame. What stood out about Morris was the velocity and power and the manner in which he delivered the ball. Many lefties can really have a long, drawn out delivery that is more ¾ or sidearm, but not Morris. He had a quick stroke, was very accurate and threw as well on the run to both sides as any prospect on Friday. He is a definite Watch List candidate.

Morris will be a junior at De Le Salle High School this fall.

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Michigan Football Recruiting: Shane Morris Becomes 1st 2013 Commit

Brady Hoke and the Michigan football program have gotten off to a scorching hot start with their 2012 recruiting class. The momentum generated by Hoke has led to 10 total commits for the 2012 class already. It also has led to one commit for the 2013 class. Warren De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris decided to go ahead and pledge to become a Wolverine on Tuesday, ending his recruitment well before anybody expected.

Since Morris is a 2013 recruit, he has not been evaluated yet by any of the major recruiting sites. When he is a year from now, it is expected that Morris will be ranked as one of the top pro-style quarterbacks for the 2013 class.

Morris' offer list includes Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Syracuse and a few schools from the MAC. Chances are his offer list will grow quite a bit by this time next year, although some schools may not see it as worth the time to recruit him since he is already committed to Michigan.

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