Maize & Blue Adds Seven Early Enrollees
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Brady Hoke
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Jan. 6, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke announced today (Monday, Jan. 6) that seven student-athletes have signed financial aid agreements and are set to join Michigan Football. The seven early enrollees -- Freddy Canteen, Mason Cole, Michael Ferns, Drake Harris, Bryan Mone, Wilton Speight and Brandon Watson -- will begin classes on Wednesday.

"We're very excited about these seven young men joining our family," said Hoke. "Each of them represents what we want in our program: high-character guys who take academics seriously, and football players who we believe have the potential and work ethic to be successful at the winningest football program in the country. We think enrolling and getting on campus helps them as they acclimate in those areas, as well as socially, and we look forward to them starting their classes and getting into our conditioning program."

Below are biographies of the seven early enrollees:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
Freddy CanteenWR6-3170Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)
Mason ColeOT6-5275Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake)
Michael FernsLB6-3233Saint Clairsville, Ohio (Saint Clairsville)
Drake HarrisWR6-4180Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian)
Bryan MoneDT6-4315Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)
Wilton SpeightQB6-6230 Richmond, Va. (The Collegiate School)
Brandon WatsonDB5-11185Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)

Freddy Canteen
Wide Receiver, 6-3/170
Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)
Prep ... attended Eastern Christian Academy (2014), coached by Dwayne Thomas ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds ... Honors and Rankings ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, the No. 44 wide receiver and the No. 5 Maryland prospect ... four-star prospect and the No. 49 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com ... three-star recruit, No. 156 wide receiver prospect and No. 25 Maryland prospect according to ESPN.com.

Mason Cole
Offensive Tackle, 6-5/275
Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake)
Prep ... attended East Lake High School (2014), coached by Bob Hudson ... Honors and Rankings ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, the No. 13 offensive tackle and the No. 15 Florida prospect ... four-star prospect and the No. 21 offensive tackle in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star recruit, the nation's No. 153 overall prospect, No. 15 offensive tackle prospect and No. 26 prospect in the state of Florida according to ESPN.com.

Michael Ferns
Linebacker, 6-3/233
Saint Clairsville, Ohio (Saint Clairsville)
Prep ... attended Saint Clairsville High School (2014), coached by Brett McLean ... Honors and Rankings ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, the No. 13 inside linebacker and the No. 5 Ohio prospect ... four-star prospect and the No. 7 middle linebacker in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star recruit, the nation's No. 125 overall prospect, No. 7 inside linebacker prospect and No. 2 prospect in the state of Ohio according to ESPN.com.

Drake Harris
Wide Receiver, 6-4/180
Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian)
Prep ... attended Grand Rapids Christian High School (2014), coached by Don Fellows ... Key Statistics ... caught 91 passes for 2,016 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds ...Honors and Rankings ... Rivals.com four-star recruit, the No. 8 wide receiver and the No. 3 Michigan prospect ... four-star prospect and the No. 6 wide receiver in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star recruit, the nation's No. 85 overall prospect, No. 10 wide receiver prospect and No. 3 prospect in the state of Michigan according to ESPN.com.

Bryan Mone
Defensive Tackle, 6-4/315
Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)
Prep ... attended Highland High School (2014) coached by Brody Benson ... Honors and Rankings ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, the No. 14 defensive tackle and the No. 3 Utah prospect ... four-star prospect and the No. 5 defensive tackle in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star recruit, the nation's No. 75 overall prospect, No. 5 defensive tackle prospect and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Utah according to ESPN.com.

Wilton Speight
Quarterback, 6-6/230
Richmond, Va. (The Collegiate School)
Prep ... attended the Collegiate School (2014) coached by Mark Palyo ...ran the 40-yeard dash in 4.73 seconds ... Key Statistics ... Rivals.com three-star prospect, the No. 24 quarterback and the No. 19 prospect in the state of Virginia ... three-star prospect and the No. 29 quarterback in the nation according to Scout.com ... four-star recruit, the nation's No. 133 overall prospect, No. 6 quarterback prospect and the No. 4 prospect in the state of Virginia according to ESPN.com.

Brandon Watson
Cornerback, 5-11/185
Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)
Prep ... attended Eastern Christian Academy (2014), coached by Dwayne Thomas ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds ... Honors and Rankings ... Rivals.com three-star prospect, the No. 59 cornerback and the No. 21 Maryland prospect ... three-star prospect and the No. 44 cornerback in the nation according to Scout.com ... three-star recruit, No. 51 cornerback prospect and No. 21 prospect in the state of Maryland prospect according to ESPN.com.

Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423


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