Commentary

2012 class needs WR boost

Wolverines have identifed a handful of targets, including two in California

Updated: September 23, 2011, 3:30 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
The Michigan coaching staff has done an outstanding job so far filling holes with the 2012 recruiting class. One position group that remains unfilled, however, is wide receiver.

Michigan fans were somewhat confused in the 2011 class, when the coaches turned away California wide receiver Devin Lucien, who ended up signing with UCLA. The coaches felt the 2011 class wasn't in dire need of a receiver given the other positions they were targeting to fill out that class, but this recruiting cycle is starting to get urgent.

[+] EnlargeJordan Payton
Miller Safrit/ESPN.comFour-star California WR Jordan Payton, who visited Ann Arbor for the Notre Dame game, still lists Michigan as his leader.
Since the coaches did not take a receiver for 2011, once the current recruiting class steps on campus the depth chart will have seven total receivers. Assuming there is no attrition, Darryl Stonum, Roy Roundtree, Terrence Robinson, Jeremy Gallon, Drew Dileo, Jeremy Jackson and Jerald Robinson are the remaining receivers.

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