Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Little U-M movement in updated ESPN 300
By Tom VanHaaren
Michigan has added a few commitments and lost one in offensive lineman David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) since the last update to the ESPN 150 and 300 lists, but there weren't many changes to the rankings for the Wolverines' class this time around. With 23 commitments overall, Michigan still has 14 commitments among the ESPN 300 and 10 within the ESPN 150.
The biggest change for Michigan's class was the drop from No. 26 to No. 54 for quarterback Shane Morris (Warren, Mich./De La Salle). Morris was out part of the season with mono and had a few struggles early on, but he's now focused on preparing for his freshman season at Michigan.
Outside of the commitments for Michigan, the remaining targets for the 2013 class all saw a jump up in their rankings. The biggest change came for wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee) who is now the No. 1 receiver and No. 20 overall prospect. After a stellar season, Treadwell has seen his stock rise steadily and is still in high demand.
Running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) jumped up 12 spots to the No. 41 overall prospect and safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), who was the No. 40 overall recruit, finds himself landing at No. 32.
Michigan's class is already on par to be a top class nationally, but adding any one of those three remaining targets would give the Wolverines a big boost.