The ESPNU 150 was updated today and the Michigan Wolverines have a dominating presence on the list. Shane Morris and his fellow Michigan commits total out to include 11 members of the Top 150. That is the most for any school by wide margin.
11 – Michigan
7 – Texas
7 – Florida
6 – Alabama
6 – Georgia
Morris, though vastly underrated on this list, is Michigan’s highest ranked recruit on the list, checking in at #37. I’ll go out on a pretty big limb here and say he finishes much higher when the final rankings come out. The next future Wolverine on the list is cornerback Gareon Conley (Massillon, Ohio) at #62.
L-R: Logan Tuley-Tillman, Shane Morris, Brady Hoke and Patrick Kugler
Here is the complete list of Michigan commits on the ESPNU 150
37. Shane Morris: QB – Warren, Michigan
62. Gareon Conley: CB- Massillon, Ohio
75. Mike McCray: LB – Trotwood, Ohio
92. David Dawson: OG – Detroit, Michigan
97. Logan Tuley-Tillman: OT – Peoria, Illinois
98. Dymonte Thomas: S – Alliance, Ohio
105. Chris Fox: OT – Parker, Colorado
107. Jourdan Lewis: CB – Detroit, Michigan
112. Kyle Bosch: OG – Wheaton, Illinois
115. Taco Charlton: DE – Pickerington, Ohio
121. Patrick Kugler: OG – Wexford, Pennsylvania
Michigan has a staggering 17 commits overall, see the complete list below. Included in that list are recruits that ESPN snubbed, but are highly regarded by other services, guys like TE Jake Butt (Pickerington, Ohio) who is ranked #96 overall by rivals.com and RB Deveon Smith (Warren, Ohio) who is ranked #53 overall by scout.com.
In Morris, U-M has one of the nation’s premier QBs and also one of their best recruiters. The guy is omnipresent. He seems to show up in pictures all over the country where he is mingling with his fellow Michigan commits or other uncommitted recruits that he is still working on to join him in Ann Arbor next year. Chief among those uncommitted recruits are two skill position players; WR Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Illinois) who checks in at #42 on ESPN’s list and RB Ty Isaac (Joliet, Illinois).
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Kyle BoschOLWheaton, Illinois6-5/2854-starRanked the #60 overall recruit by rivals.com
Jake ButtTEPickerington, Ohio6-5/2204-starRanked #96 overall by rivals.com and is a member of the ESPNU 150
Taco CharltonDEPickerington, Ohio6-6/2404-starIs a member of the ESPNU 150
Gareon ConleyCBMassillon, Ohio6-2/1654-starRanked the #20 corner by scout.com
David DawsonOLDetroit, Michigan6-5/3054-starPlayed his junior season in Houston, Texas
Jaron DukesWRColumbus, Ohio6-5/195NRJunior season stats: 36 catches for 670 yards and 7 TDs
Chris FoxOLParker, Colorado6-6/3004-starRanked #46 overall by rivals.com and a member of the ESPNU 150
Ben GedeonLBHudson, Ohio6-3/2154-starMember of the ESPNU 150 Watchlist
Khalid HillTEDetroit, Michigan6-2/2303-starHauled in 29 passes for 448 yards and 6 TDs as a junior
Patrick KuglerOLWexford, PA6-5/2805-starIs ranked #54 overall by rivals
Jourdan LewisCBDetroit, Michigan5-11/1704-starSnagged 8 interceptions and scored 11 TDs as a junior.
Mike McCrayLBTrotwood, Ohio6-4/2304-starRanked #44 overall by rivals.com
Shane MorrisQBWarren, Michigan6-3/1855-starConsidered the top QB recruit in the class of 2013
Wyatt ShallmanATHNovi, Michigan6-3/2554-starIs a member of the ESPNU 150
Deveon SmithRBWarren, Ohio5-11/1954-starRanked #53 overall by scout.com
Dymonte ThomasSAlliance, Ohio6-1/1755-starHe is considered one of the Top 5 DB prospects in the country.
Logan Tuley-TillmanOTPeoria, Illinois6-7/2954-starIs ranked 109th overall by rivals.com