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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2014 Michigan WR targets

By Tom VanHaaren

The past two recruiting classes Michigan has brought in bigger receivers, none under 6-foot-2. The coaching staff has been unable to reel in the elite receiver they have been after though, and are hoping to do so in the 2014 class.

Here is a look at some of the wide receiver targets for 2014:

Offered Targets:

Drake Harris
Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian
6-foot-3, 180 pounds

Harris had initially committed to Michigan State for both football and basketball, but has decided to just focus on football. He re-opened his recruitment and is now considering Michigan again. Harris is visiting Ann Arbor on Feb. 24 for the Illinois basketball game, but Michigan has some stiff competition for the Watch List receiver.

Corey Holmes
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., WR Corey Holmes is a lifelong Michigan fan.
Corey Holmes
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
6-1, 172 pounds

Holmes grew up a Michigan fan and earned his offer the hard way, by participating in Michigan’s summer camp. The Wolverines are in a good position right now for Holmes, but he is still weighing his options.

Artavis Scott
Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake
5-11, 160 pounds

Scott is teammates with offensive lineman Mason Cole, who will be visiting Michigan on Feb. 24. Scott isn’t making the trip with him, but Cole’s recruitment still could impact Scott. The two have said they would like to play together in college and Michigan could be the final destination for the pair if that works out.

Kalen Ballage
Peyton, Colo./Falcon
6-2, 217 pounds

Michigan has had a good success rate recently in areas like Colorado. Ballage was offered as a slot receiver and has said the Michigan offer was very exciting. Michigan is one of his leaders for now, but it’s still early in the process for him.

Marshon Lattimore
Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville
6-0, 178 pounds

Michigan has pulled Frank Clark and Willie Henry from Glenville recently, but it is still tough to get prospects from that school. It seems as though Michigan is behind for Lattimore, but he says he is still considering everyone.

Christian McCaffrey
Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian
6-0, 195 pounds

The son of former NFL star Ed McCaffrey, Christian has had high interest in Michigan for quite some time. Since his father played football at Stanford it makes sense that the Cardinal are in the picture as well. Recruited as a slot receiver, McCaffrey could be an excellent addition to Michigan’s offense to provide a boost of speed on the inside.

Other offers: Saeed Blacknall, Mark Andrews, Demarre Kitt, Josh Malone, Dionte Sykes, Juwaan Winfree.

Targets without offers:

Austin Roberts
Carmel, Ind./Carmel
6-2, 208 pounds

Roberts is the son of an NFL tight ends coach and has really started to pick up some steam in his recruitment. Michigan has told Roberts they see him as a wide receiver and tight end hybrid in the offense, but haven’t offered yet. Roberts is still weighing his options for now.

Chris Godwin
Middletown, Del./Middletown
6-2, 197 pounds

Godwin hasn’t heard too much from Michigan yet, but says he grew up watching the Wolverines and is highly interested. The Watch List receiver doesn’t have any favorites yet and says he would like to visit Michigan sometime soon.

Dominique Booth
Indianapolis, Ind./Pike
6-1, 195 pounds

Booth doesn’t have an offer, but still holds the Wolverines in his top seven. It seems like an offer could boost its status, but for now Michigan is a little behind on his list. Booth performed well at Michigan’s camp and has been in contact with the coaching staff.

Daurice Fountain.
Madison, Wisc./Madison Memorial
6-1, 168 pounds

Fountain was recently invited to Michigan’s summer camp to perform in person, and says that Michigan is at the top of his list as of now. Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison knows Fountain’s high school coach well, which could end up aiding Michigan if he gets an offer. Fountain says he loves Michigan’s new system and is hoping to visit in the spring.

Other targets: Maurice Ways, Chris Lacy, Dareian Watkins, Derek Kief, Cameron Phillips, Jamil Kamara, K.J. Williams.