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Feb. 2, 2011

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Michigan Inks 19 Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent

STUDENT-ATHLETE ENROLLED AT MICHIGAN IN JANUARY

Greg Brown
Defensive Back
5-10, 180
Fremont, Ohio (Fremont Ross HS)
Prep ... attended Fremont Ross High School (2010) coached by Derek Kidwell ... three-year letterman ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds ... Key Statistics ... broke-up four passes on defense and scored 10 touchdowns on offense as a senior ... registered 30 tackles and five interceptions as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... No. 54 player in the state of Ohio according to Rivals.com ... three-star and the No. 50 cornerback nationally according to Scout.com ... rated as the No. 35 cornerback nationally by ESPN ... earned Division I All-Ohio first team as a senior ... received all-district honors as a junior and senior.
Personal ... Greg Brown was born August 6, 1992 ... father played at Iowa ... from the same high school as Michigan's 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson and current U-M football trainer Paul Schmidt.


STUDENT-ATHLETES WHO SIGNED NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT WEDNESDAY (FEB. 2)

Chris Barnett
Tight End
6-5, 250
Hurst, Texas (L.D. Bell HS)
Prep ... attended L.D. Bell High School (2011) coached by Gary Olivo ... timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.52 seconds ... bench pressed 270 pounds and squatted 555 pounds ... had a 32-inch vertical jump ... Key Statistics ... caught 47 passes for 562 yards and six touchdowns during his career ... recorded 71 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and two sacks in prep career ... made 22 receptions for 298 yards and scored three touchdowns as a senior ... caught 14 passes for 129 yards and two TD as a junior ... grabbed 11 receptions for 135 yards and one TD sophomore year ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star recruit and the nation's 14th-best tight end according to Rivals.com ... listed at No. 224 on the Rivals250 ... ranked as the 32nd-best player in the state of Texas by Rivals.com ... three-star recruit and nation's 16th-best tight end according to Scout.com ... three-star recruit and 20th-best tight end according to ESPN.com.
Personal ... Christopher Barnett was born Sept. 26, 1993 ... brother, Eryon, plays for Texas.

Russell Bellomy
Quarterback
6-3, 178
Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)
Prep ... attended Martin High School (2011) coached by Bob Wager ... led team to 10-3 record and Class 5A Division I regional semifinals as a senior ... Key Statistics ... passed for 1,564 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... rushed for 804 yards and scored nine TDs senior year ... finished junior season with 1,546 passing yards and 13 touchdowns as well as 436 rushing yards and six touchdowns.... Honors and Rankings ...participated at the Elite 11 quarterback camp ... three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... was the No. 4 QB in HSGameTime's Dallas-area top 100 and the No. 61 overall player in Texas according to the Dallas Morning News ... listed as the No. 35 quarterback nationally by ESPN ... named to the first 4-5A All-District Football team.
Personal ... Russell Bellomy was born August 8, 1992.

Brennen Beyer
Defensive End
6-3, 225
Canton, Mich. (Plymouth HS)
Prep ... attended Plymouth High School (2011) coached by Mike Swachuck ... led team to an 11-3 record and appearance in the state finals as a senior ... started on both sides of the ball final three years ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds ... Key Statistics ... registered 65 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end as a senior year... caught 31 passes for 10 TDs as a senior ... compiled 45 tackles, nine tackles for loss and nine sacks during his junior season ... Honors and Rankings ... listed as a four-star recruit and the 12th-best defensive end nationally by Scout.com ... received a four-star grade from ESPN.com and was selected as the No. 24 defensive end in the country ... four-star prospect, the 16th-best defensive end nationally and the 201st-best player in the country by Rivals.com ... listed as the fifth-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... earned AP all-state honorable mention as a lineman ... rated as the seventh-best player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... listed as the seventh-best player in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press ... named first-team all-conference, first-team all-league, All-Detroit West and All-Metro Detroit as a junior and senior.
Personal ... Brennen Beyer was born November 25, 1992.

Chris Bryant
Offensive Line
6-4, 330
Chicago, Ill. (Simeon HS)
Prep ... attended Chicago Simeon High School (2011) coached by Dante Culbreath ... helped team post an 11-1 record as a senior ... Key Statistics ... benched 395 pounds and squatted 420 pounds ... had a 24-inch vertical jump ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and a three-star prospect by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 19 offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com ... rated as the sixth-best prospect in the state of Illinois and the 203rd overall player nationally by Rivals.com ... received three-star rating from Scout.com and is listed as the 21st-best offensive guard prospect by the service ... rated as the 15th-best offensive guard/center by MaxPreps' Tom Lemming ... named to the 2010 Rivals Class 5A-8A All-State team as a senior.
Personal ... Chris Bryant was born November 7, 1992.

Tamani Carter
Defensive Back
5-11, 175
Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central HS)
Prep ... attended Pickerington Central High School (2011) coached by Jay Sharrett ... led team to 11-1 record, fifth consecutive Ohio Capitol Conference championship and Division I, Region 3 final ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds ... benched 295 pounds and squatted 385 pounds ... had a 35-inch vertical jump ... Key Statistics ... registered 55 tackles and three interceptions during his senior season, two of the three picks were returned for touchdowns ... made 25 receptions for over 300 yards as a senior ... had 48 tackles, three tackles for loss, five interceptions and four pass breakups as a junior ... made six receptions for 107 yards and one TD junior year ... caught 17 passes for 329 yards and five TDs as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star recruit and the No. 60 prospect in the state of Ohio according to Rivals.com ... three-star recruit and the 103rd-rated defensive back nationally by Scout.com ... earned first-team all-league, first-team all-district and second-team all-state accolades as a senior ... named all-district as a junior.
Personal ... Tamani Carter was born September 22, 1993.

Frank Clark
Linebacker
6-2, 210
Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville HS)
Prep ... attended Glenville High School (2011) coached by Ted Ginn Sr. ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds ... Key Statistics ... recorded 70 tackles and 19 sacks as a senior ... caught 12 passes, including three for touchdowns, senior year ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star recruit and the 52nd-best player in Ohio according to Rivals.com ... three-star recruit and the nation's 33rd-best tight end according to Scout.com ... three-star recruit and nation's 83rd-best defensive end according to ESPN.com.
Personal ... Frank Clark was born June 14, 1993.

Blake Countess
Defensive Back
5-10, 175
Owings Mills, Md. (Our Lady Of Good Counsel HS)
Prep ... attended Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School (2011) coached by Bob Milloy ... played defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner ... helped team win back-to-back Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships ... posted a shuttle time of 3.97 seconds and a vertical leap of 37 inches ... benched 255 pounds and squatted 395 pounds ... Key Statistics ... recorded 44 total pass breakups during his high school career ... posted 50 tackles and returned one kickoff for a touchdown as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American game ... four-star prospect, the No. 10 cornerback nationally according to Rivals.com ... listed as the third-best prospect in Maryland and the 131st overall player in the country by Rivals.com ... four-star recruit and the No. 14 cornerback prospect nationally according to ESPN.com ... four-star prospect and the No. 20 cornerback nationally according to Scout.com ... named to RivalsHigh.com second-team All-American defense in 2010 ... earned first-team all-state honors as a senior ... second-team Washington Post All-Met selection as a senior.
Personal ... Blake Countess was born August 8, 1993.

Justice Hayes
Running Back
5-10, 175
Grand Blanc, Mich. (Grand Blanc HS)
Prep ... attended Grand Blanc High School (2011) coached by Joe Delaney... ran 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds ... Key Statistics ... ran 380 times for 2,624 yards and 21 touchdowns during his career ... caught 53 passes for 549 yards and five touchdowns in his career ... rushed for 230 yards and two touchdowns, along with over 100 receiving yards and one touchdown before dislocating his wrist in the third game of his senior season ... rushed 175 times for 1,295 yards and scored 12 touchdowns during his junior season ... caught 19 passes for 208 yards as a junior...gained over 1,122 yards on 163 carries and scored 10 TDs as a sophomore ... caught 22 passes for 229 yards sophomore season ... Honors and Rankings ... earned a four-star rating from Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com ... rated as the nation's No. 3 all-purpose back and the No. 84 overall player nationally by service ... listed as the fourth-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... listed as the 14th-best running back nationally by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 22 running back according to ESPN.com ... rated as the third-best player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... listed as the sixth-best player in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press ... invited to 2011 U.S. Army All-American game prior to suffering wrist injury ... earned All-State honorable mention for his junior season.
Personal ... Justice Hayes was born November 24, 1992.

Keith Heitzman
Defensive End
6-3, 237
Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Davidson HS)
Prep ... attended Hilliard Davidson High School (2011) coached by Brian White ... started 41 straight games on varsity ... led team to 13-1 mark senior season and only allowed 7.1 points per game ... helped team to a 13-1 record and the Ohio Division I state title as a junior ... Key Statistics ... recorded 13 sacks as a senior ... tallied over 60 tackles and 13 sacks while playing defensive end and linebacker as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... three-star prospect and rated as the No. 63 tight end nationally by Scout.com ... received a three-star rating and listed as the No. 157 defensive end prospect nationally by ESPN.com ... named to the Division I All-State first team as a senior ... earned all-Ohio Capitol Central Division honors as a junior and senior ... two-time all-district selection ... consensus choice for Central District Division I Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Defensive Player of the Year on the Columbus Dispatch's All-Metro team.
Personal ... Keith Heitzman was born September 1, 1992.

Delonte Hollowell
Defensive Back
5-9, 170
Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech HS)
Prep ... attended Cass Tech High School (2011) coached by Thomas Wilcher ... played cornerback and wide receiver ... helped team to a 12-1 record and appearance in the state semifinals as a senior ... Key Statistics ... registered 18 interceptions during his career ... recorded 47 tackles, two sacks and 13 pass breakups as a senior ... intercepted seven passes during his junior season ... Honors and Rankings ... earned a four-star rating and listed as the No. 15 cornerback nationally by ESPN.com ... three-star prospect and the No. 25 cornerback nationally according to Rivals.com ... listed as the seventh-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-star prospect and the 40th-best cornerback nationally according to Scout.com ... earned AP first-team all-state honors at defensive back senior year ... earned first-team all-state and all-Detroit Metro honors as a senior ... rated as the No. 11 player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list.
Personal ... Delonte Hollowell was born May 7, 1993 ... from the same high school as current Wolverines William Campbell, Thomas Gordon and Teric Jones.

Kellen Jones
Linebacker
6-1, 215
Houston, Texas (St. Pius X HS)
Prep ... attended St. Pius X High School (2011) coached by Jason Kimball ... Key Statistics ... posted 110 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a senior ... registered 75 tackles, 22 TFLs, six sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... received a four-star rating and listed as the No. 12 middle linebacker by Scout.com ... three-star prospect, the 29th-best inside linebacker nationally and the 69th-best player in state of Texas according to Rivals.com ... three-star and the No. 39 outside linebacker nationally according to ESPN.com ... earned first-team all-district and all-state honors as a junior and senior ... named district's Player of the Year as a senior ... selected to participate for the U.S. U-19 National Team in U.S. vs. World Team competition affiliated with USA Football.
Personal ... Kellen Jones was born February 1, 1993.

Jack Miller
Offensive Line
6-4, 268
Perrysburg, Ohio (St. Johns Jesuit HS)
Prep ... attended St. Johns Jesuit High School (2011) coached by Doug Pearson ... played defensive end and offensive tackle ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds ... bench pressed 315 pounds and squatted 475 pounds ... had a 30-inch vertical jump ... Key Statistics ... posted 70 tackles and 15.5 sacks at defensive end senior year ... recorded 56 pancake blocks at offensive line as a senior ... registered 14 sacks as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... listed as a three-star prospect and the No. 53 overall player in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com ... three-star and the No. 16 center prospect nationally according to Scout.com ... listed as three-star prospect and the No. 53 defensive tackle nationally by ESPN.com ... named to the Division I All-State first team as a senior ... awarded Lineman of the Year in his district as a senior.
Personal ... Jack Miller was born June 23, 1993.

Desmond Morgan
Linebacker
6-1, 225
Holland, Mich. (West Ottawa HS)
Prep ... attended West Ottawa High School (2011) coached by Jim Caserta ... played quarterback and linebacker ... Key Statistics ... made 72 tackles and forced four fumbles despite missing time as a senior due to injury ... passed for 519 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 802 yards and 11 more touchdowns senior year ... recorded 120 tackles during his junior season ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star prospect and the No. 25 overall player in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-star and the nation's No. 42 inside linebacker according to Scout.com... listed as a three-star recruit and the nation's No. 24 inside linebacker by ESPN.com ... earned AP all-state honorable mention at linebacker senior season ... rated as the No. 17 player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... named to Grand Rapids Press All-Area team as a senior ... selected The Holland Sentinel 2010 Defensive Player of the Year and earned all-area honors as a senior.
Personal ... Desmond Morgan was born September 9, 1992.

Antonio Poole
Linebacker
6-2, 210
Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods HS)
Prep ... attended Winton Woods High School (2011) coached by Andre Parker... three-year starter at defense ... helped the team to the Division II state title as a junior ... Key Statistics ... had 80 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star and the nation's No. 17 outside linebacker according to Scout.com ... rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 26 outside linebacker and No. 20 player in the state of Ohio according to Rivals.com ... three-star prospect and the No. 41 outside linebacker nationally according to ESPN.com ... earned AP first-team Division II All-State honors as a senior ... Cincinnati Enquirer Divisions II-VI all-area selection as a senior ... first-team all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye division senior year.
Personal ... Antonio Poole was born October 29, 1992.

Tony Posada
Offensive Line
6-4, 330
Tampa, Fla. (Henry B. Plant HS)
Prep ... attended Henry B. Plant High School (2011) coached by Rob Weiner ... integral member of team that compiled a 27-2 record and three state championships during his career ... team finished as state runner-up his senior season ... ran 40-yard dash in 5.39 seconds ... bench-pressed 330 pounds and squatted 475 pounds ... Key Statistics ... part of a dominant offensive line that led to nearly 3,000 yards on the ground during his senior season ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star and the nation's No. 45 offensive tackle according to Scout.com ... listed as a three-star and the No. 34 offensive tackle by ESPN.com ... received a three-star rating from Rivals.com ... second-team all-area selection as a senior.
Personal ... Antonio Posada was born March 3, 1993.

Thomas Rawls
Running Back
5-10, 220
Flint, Mich. (Flint Northern HS)
Prep ... attended Flint Northern High School (2011) coached by Fred Jackson Jr. ... Key Statistics ... carried the ball 150 times for 1,585 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior ... rushed for a school record 396 yards against Bay City Central in September 2010 ... gained 1,056 yards on 138 carries and scored 16 TDs as a junior ... recorded 101 tackles junior year ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star and the No. 19 overall player in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-star and the nation's 77th-rated running back according to Scout.com ... received a three-star rating and is listed as the No. 84 running back nationally by ESPN.com ... named MVP of the Saginaw Valley Association ... rated as the No. 39 player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... listed as the 15th-best player in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press ... earned all-state honorable mention, all-conference and all-city as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Personal ... Thomas Rawls was born August 3, 1993.

Chris Rock
Defensive End
6-5, 250
Columbus, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales HS)
Prep ... attended St. Francis de Sales High School (2011) coached by Ryan Wiggins ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds ... Key Statistics ... amassed 15 sacks junior year ... recorded 64 tackles and 16 sacks as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings ... listed as the No. 69 defensive end nationally according to Scout.com ... three-star prospect and the No. 34 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com ... listed as a three-star recruit, the nation's No. 50 defensive end and the No. 38 player in the state of Ohio according to Rivals.com ... AP All-Central District first team selection as a senior.
Personal ... Christopher Rock was born July 5, 1992 ... from the same high school as senior/junior offensive guard Patrick Omameh.

Raymon Taylor
Defensive Back
5-10, 170
Detroit, Mich. (Highland Park HS)
Prep ... attended Highland Park Community High School (2011) coached by Cedric Dertch ... four-year letterman ... played receiver, tailback, defensive back and returned both punts and kicks during his career ... Key Statistics ... finished his senior season with 48 tackles and five interceptions ... also played running back and wide receiver and recorded 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense ... registered seven interceptions as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star recruit and the 14th-best athlete according to Rivals.com ... listed as the sixth-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... received a three-star rating and is the No. 49 cornerback prospect nationally according to Scout.com ... three-star recruit and the No. 95 athlete nationally according to ESPN.com ... first-team Division 3-4 all-state as a defensive back senior year ... rated as the No. 16 player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... listed as the eighth-best player in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press.
Personal ... Raymon Taylor was born July 24, 1992.

Matt Wile
Kicker
6-2, 210
San Diego, Calif. (Francis W. Parker HS)
Prep ... attended Francis W. Parker High School (2011) coached by John Morrison ... Key Statistics ... made 10-of-13 field goals with a long of 49 yards and also had 91 of his 101 kickoffs go for touchbacks during his senior season ... punted six times for an average of 41 yards and pinned the East team inside their own 20-yard line twice during the U.S. Army All-American Game ... converted 9-of-12 field goals with a long of 48 yards as a junior ... averaged a touchback on 89.9 percent of his kickoffs junior year ... Honors and Rankings ... rated as the nation's fourth-best kicker by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 44 kicker nationally by ESPN.com ... two-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... named to the Maxpreps.com Small Schools All-American Team as a junior and to the services Sophomore All-American Team.
Personal ... Matthew Wile was born June 20, 1992 ... his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather all attended U-M Medical School ... father, Dr. Peter Wile, is the team physician for the San Diego State Aztecs.


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