Feb. 1, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke announced the signing of 25 student-athletes to binding National Letters of Intent on Wednesday (Feb. 1), the first day of the signing period. The announcement was made during a press conference held at 2 p.m. in the Junge Family Champions Center.
2012 Michigan Football Signees
As of 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 1 (* Enrolled at Michigan in January)
|Player||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown (High School)||Video|
|Blake Bars||OL||6-5||275||Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)||Video|
|Joe Bolden*||LB||6-3||230||Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)||Video|
|Ben Braden||OL||6-6||319||Rockford, Mich. (Rockford)||Video|
|Jehu Chesson||WR||6-3||175||St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins)||Video|
|Jeremy Clark||DB||6-4||195||Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville North Hopkins)||Video|
|Amara Darboh||WR||6-2||200||West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)||Video|
|Devin Funchess||TE||6-4||205||Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)||Video|
|Allen Gant||DB||6-2||205||Sylvania, Ohio (Southview)||Video|
|Matthew Godin||DT||6-6||265||Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)||Video|
|Willie Henry||DT||6-3||273||Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)||Video|
|Sione Houma||RB||6-0||215||Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)||Video|
|Royce Jenkins-Stone||LB||6-2||215||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)||Video|
|Drake Johnson||RB||6-1||205||Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)||Video|
|Kyle Kalis||OL||6-5||305||Lakewood, Ohio (St. Edward)||Video|
|Erik Magnuson||OL||6-6||275||Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)||Video|
|Dennis Norfleet||RB||5-7||170||Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)||Video|
|Mario Ojemudia||DE||6-2||220||Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)||Video|
|Ondre Pipkins||DT||6-3||320||Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill)||Video|
|Terry Richardson||DB||5-9||165||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)||Video|
|Kaleb Ringer*||LB||6-1||225||Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)||Video|
|James Ross||LB||6-1||215||Orchard Lake, Mich. (St. Mary's Prep)||Video|
|Tom Strobel||DE||6-6||265||Mentor, Ohio (Mentor)||Video|
|A.J. Williams||TE||6-6||275||Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore)||Video|
|Jarrod Wilson*||DB||6-2||190||Akron, Ohio (Buchtel)||Video|
|Christopher Wormley||DE||6-5||250||Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer)||Video|
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N O T E S
Eighteen of the 25 players are from Michigan (9) or Ohio (9). Eight states in all are represented: Missouri (2), California, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah.
According to ESPN.com rankings, Michigan signed the top five prospects and seven of the top eight players from the Wolverine State: Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Devin Funchess, James Ross, Mario Ojemudia, Ben Braden (7), Matthew Godin (8).
According to ESPN.com rankings, the Maize and Blue signed four of Ohio's top nine recruits: Kyle Kalis (4), Joe Bolden (5), Chris Wormley (6), Jarrod Wilson (9).
Michigan has 13 players in the top 36 of the Midwest 150 according to Scout.com, led by Kyle Kalis at No. 3.
U-M has four players among the ESPNU 150: Terry Richardson (68), Royce Jenkins-Stone (113), Kyle Kalis (132) and Joe Bolden (142).
Michigan has nine players in the final Rivals250: Ondre Pipkins (14), Kyle Kalis (22), Erik Magnuson (78) Joe Bolden (111), James Ross (172), Royce Jenkins-Stone (184), Amara Darboh (215), Terry Richardson (224), Dennis Norfleet (236).
The Wolverines signed nine of the 15 players listed on the Detroit News Dream Team. The group includes six of the top seven recruits.
Five recruits played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Five players are listed at 6-6.
By Position: 14 Defense - 6 DL, 4 LB, 4 DB; 11 Offense - 4 OL, 2 TE, 2 WR, 3 RB.
Three players -- Joe Bolden, Kaleb Ringer and Jarrod Wilson -- enrolled early for U-M's winter 2012 semester.
Contact: Justin Dickens, Matt Trevor (734) 763-4423