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Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster
ESPN 150 wide receiver Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) was offered by Florida on Wednesday afternoon and would like to make a final decision soon, according to Armwood head coach Sean Callahan.

The 2013 Under Armour All-America Game invitee has narrowed his list to South Carolina, UCF, Michigan and Florida State, but the Gators' offer does add a new wrinkle to the mix.

"Alvin was offered by Florida today, and no he's not committing tonight and he's not going to commit tomorrow, either," Callahan said. "He said he'd like to make his decision before Sept. 1, and I expect he'll be a man of his word and get it done before then."
ESPN 150 athlete Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) says he's down to eight programs, four coming from the SEC.

"Right now my top eight is South Carolina, UCF, Notre Dame, Florida State, Georgia, Texas A&M, Michigan and Auburn," Bailey said. "There's an order but that's only for me to know right now."

Bailey said he's planning on taking a trip to Georgia next week and although he didn't make the trip to Florida State with Jordan Sherit he's hoping to go to Tallahassee before August or on an unofficial during the season. He has taken visits UCF, Michigan, Notre Dame and Clemson.

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Michigan's 2013 class is still holding on to the No. 1 overall spot, but as other programs continue to add prospects it's going to be tough for the Wolverines to hold on to the top ranking. The class isn't quite full, and the coaching staff still has a few opportunities to boost the ranking and keep Michigan on top.

The top-ranked prospect remaining on Michigan's board in the latest update to the rankings is defensive back Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel), who moved up eight spots to No. 20 overall. It's safe to say, however, that Michigan is in third place behind Clemson and Virginia Tech on Fuller's top list.

The next prospect in the rankings is probably the target with whom Michigan has the best shot. That's wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), who stays put at No. 38 overall. Treadwell went in to The Opening saying he was ready to make a decision, but had a different tune by the end of the weekend. There's still a chance Treadwell makes a decision in the near future, but that's yet to be seen.

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With limited spots left and still quite a few top prospects on the board, Michigan is hoping for any advantage to land the last two commitments for 2013. If only there was a way for some of the Wolverines’ top remaining prospects to take a trip with seven Michigan commits for four days.

Oh, there is? That’s right, defensive backs Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) and Leon McQuay (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), wide receivers Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee) and Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), defensive end Joe Mathis (Upland, Calif./Upland) and running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) will all be attending The Opening from Thursday through Sunday in Beaverton, Ore.

Seven of Michigan’s commitments, including recruiter extraordinaire Shane Morris (Warren, Mich./DeLaSalle), will also be at the invite-only camp.

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Alvin BaileyTom Hauck/ESPNHSMichigan WR target Alvin Bailey said he wants to trim his list of schools to eight on Sunday.
BRADENTON, Fla. – ESPN 150 athlete Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) just wrapped up a trip of schools that included visits to Notre Dame, Michigan and Clemson. The 6-foot, 175-pound junior described what he liked about each program.

Notre Dame: “It’s a very tradition-oriented school. I saw a lot of religious people walking around there, like a lot of nuns and other people involved with the church. Overall it was a laid-back place, though. Everyone was happy. I met with the academic advisor and he was great. He laid out everything for me and it’s a school with great academics and great athletics."

Michigan: “As soon as we got into town we could see the JumboTron with the big M and the stadium. And it’s the biggest stadium I’ve ever stepped foot in. I took a picture next to the JumboTron and then went inside talked to the coaches. The coaches were a lot of fun and I saw some of the facilities, like the weight room and stuff, before meeting with the academic advisor."

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Michigan is targeting some top prospects at wide receiver, and the coaching staff got its chance to impress one of the targets in person. Receiver Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) took a trip to Ann Arbor for the first time and said the visit boosted Michigan's position.

"It helped them a lot. I was already up on Michigan, but this definitely helped," he said. "I knew some things about them, but being able to see it in person it meant a lot."

Bailey, who is the No. 5 ranked athlete in the country, said the best part of the trip for him was seeing the Big House up close, since he has never seen a stadium that size. After a spontaneous game of pickup basketball with his friends, he got a chance to sit down with the coaching staff to discuss what Michigan has to offer.

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WolverineNation Mailbag 

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We're just over a month away from the start of fall football camp and just over two months away from kickoff against Alabama. But the freshman football players have arrived on campus so the season is one step closer.

I'm sure the football questions are just stirring because of it, and lucky for you, I answer three this week. We love hearing from our readers so keep sending in questions to jenningsespn@gmail.com or tweet me at @ChantelJennings.

But for now, let's get to this week’s questions.

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Bailey talks about new offers 

May, 10, 2012
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Under Armour All-American athlete Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) was offered by Michigan and Auburn this week and the No. 49-ranked prospect in the nation has a third he isn't mentioning yet.

"Michigan came in and offered a couple of days ago and Auburn just offered me today," Bailey said. "I have another school that's offered but I can't talk about that just yet."

Bailey, however, was ready to talk about his interest in the Wolverines and the Tigers.

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