The Wolverines' recruiting class consists of players from seven different states, including seven student-athletes from Ohio and six from Michigan.
||Hometown (High School)
||Hurst, Texas (L.D. Bell)
||Arlington, Texas (Martin)
||Canton, Mich. (Plymouth)
||Fremont, Ohio (Ross)
||Chicago, Ill. (Simeon)
||Pickerington, Ohio (Central)
||Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)
||Ted Ginn Sr.
||Owings Mills, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
||Grand Blanc, Mich. (Grand Blanc Community)
||Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Davidson)
||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)
||Houston, Texas (St. Pius X)
||Perrysburg, Ohio (St. John's Jesuit)
||Holland, Mich. (West Ottawa)
||Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)
||Tampa, Fla. (Plant)
||Flint, Mich. (Flint Northern)
||Fred Jackson Jr.
||Columbus, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales)
||Detroit, Mich. (Highland Park)
||San Diego, Calif. (Francis Parker)
Players by State
California (1): Matt Wile
Florida (1): Tony Posada
Illinois (1): Chris Bryant
Maryland (1): Blake Countess
Michigan (6): Brennen Beyer, Justice Hayes, Delonte Hollowell, Desmond Morgan, Thomas Rawls, Raymon Taylor
Ohio (7): Greg Brown, Tamani Carter, Frank Clark, Keith Heitzman, Jack Miller, Antonio Poole, Chris Rock
Texas (3): Chris Barnett, Russell Bellomy, Kellen Jones
Players by Position
Defensive Back (5): Greg Brown, Tamani Carter, Blake Countess, Delonte Hollowell, Raymon Taylor
Defensive End (3): Brennen Beyer, Keith Heitzman, Chris Rock
Kicker (1): Matt Wile
Linebacker (4): Frank Clark, Kellen Jones, Desmond Morgan, Antonio Poole
Offensive Line (3): Chris Bryant, Jack Miller, Tony Posada
Tight End (1): Chris Barnett
Quarterback (1): Russell Bellomy
Running Back (2): Justice Hayes, Thomas Rawls
N O T E S
• Six recruits were listed as four-star prospects according to Rivals.com: Chris Barnett, Brennen Beyer, Chris Bryant, Blake Countess, Justice Hayes and Raymon Taylor.
• Five players are listed as four-star prospects by Scout.com: Brennen Beyer, Blake Countess, Justice Hayes, Kellen Jones and Antonio Poole.
• Michigan inked four of the top 17 players on The Detroit News Best of the Midwest rankings: Justice Hayes (3), Brennen Beyer (7), Delonte Hollowell (11), Raymon Taylor (16) and Desmond Morgan (17).
• The Wolverines signed three of the top eight players in Michigan according to the Detroit Free Press: Justice Hayes (6), Brennen Beyer (7) and Raymon Taylor (8). Delonte Hollowell (12) and Thomas Rawls (15) listed in the top 15 on the newspaper's rankings.
• Defensive back Blake Countess and kicker Matt Wile participated in the U.S. Army All-American game. Running back Justice Hayes was invited to participate but was unable to attend due to a wrist injury sustained during his senior season.
• Matt Wile is rated as the nation's fourth-best kicker by Scout.com.
• Hayes is rated as the third-best all-purpose back nationally and as the fourth-rated prospect in the state of Michigan.
• Michigan signed four of the top seven players in the state of Michigan according to Rivals.com: Hayes (4), Brennen Beyer (5), Taylor (6) and Hollowell (7).
• Defensive back Greg Brown is the lone early enrollee this year. He is from the same high school as Michigan's 1997 Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson and 1976 third-place finisher Rob Lytle.
• Quarterback Russell Bellomy participated in the Elite 11 Quarterback camp.
• Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Delonte Hollowell is from the same high school as current Wolverines William Campbell, Thomas Gordon and Teric Jones.
• Defensive end Chris Rock attended St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, along with current Wolverine right guard Patrick Omameh.
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