Michigan Football Signs 24 Players to Letters of Intent
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Comments from Head Coach Lloyd Carr

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr announced the signing of 24 high school seniors to letters of intent. The players will be eligible to join the Wolverines football program beginning in the fall 1999.

The recruiting class includes three players selected to the USA Today High School All-America Team. Offensive lineman Tony Pape (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale South HS) was selected First Team All-America, while defensive back Jeremy LeSueur (Holly Springs, Miss/Holly Springs HS) and offensive lineman Demeterius Solomon (Flint, Mich./Northern HS) received Second Team All-America honors.

This recruiting class consists of student-athletes from 13 different states, including six from the state of Michigan. The Wolverines also added four players from Ohio, as well as two each from California, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

Besides the commitment of Demeterius Solomon, the Wolverines five other in-state commitments are offensive lineman Andy Brown (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge HS), running back Brent Cummings (Greenville, Mich./Belding HS), linebacker Shantee Orr (Detroit, Mich./Denby HS), defensive lineman David Pearson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) and running back Fred Russell (Romulus, Mich./Romulus HS).

1999 Michigan Football Recruits (as of 1 p.m., Feb. 3, 1999)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/High School
Askew, B.J. RB 6-3 210 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)
Beard, Ryan RB 5-10 203 Fr. Houston, Texas (Cypress-Fairbanks)
Bellamy, Ronald WR 6-1 175 Fr. New Orleans, La. (Archbishop Shaw)
Boebert, Norman DL 6-5 251 Fr. Peoria, Ariz. (Cactus)
Bowman, Grant DL 6-3 258 Fr. Blacklick, Ohio (St. Francis De Sales)
Brackins, Phillip DB 6-3 190 Fr. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Gatlinburg-Pittman)
Brooks, Greg DB 5-11 175 Fr. Gretna, La. (Archbishop Shaw)
Brown, Andy OL 6-3 285 Fr. Grand Ledge, Mich. (Grand Ledge)
Butler, Tyrece WR 6-5 200 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. (Decatur Central)
Cummings, Brent RB 5-11 180 Fr. Greenville, Mich. (Belding)
Diggs, Carl LB 6-2 220 Fr. Warren, Ohio (Harding)
Drake, Charles RB 6-1 185 Fr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester)
LeSueur, Jeremy DB 6-1 177 Fr. Holly Springs, Miss. (Holly Springs)
Mignery, Andy QB 6-4 225 Fr. Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton)
Morgan, Courtney OL 6-2 318 Fr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester)
Navarre, John QB 6-6 220 Fr. Cudahy, Wis. (Cudahy)
Orr, Shantee LB 6-1 220 Fr. Detroit, Mich. (Denby)
Pape, Tony OL 6-7 290 Fr. Clarendon Hills, Ill. (Hinsdale South)
Pearson, Dave DL 6-3 240 Fr. Brighton, Mich. (Brighton)
Russell, Fred RB 5-9 182 Fr. Inkster, Mich. (Romulus)
Shaw, Jon RB 6-0 190 Fr. Coral Spring, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Solomon, Demeterius OL 6-7 260 Fr. Flint, Mich. (Northern)
Spytek, John LB 6-4 217 Fr. Pewaukee, Wis. (Catholic Memorial)
Williams, Brandon DB 5-11 180 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Central)

PLEASE NOTE -- According to NCAA Rules, a school can release only the names of players whose signed letters of intent have been received.

Players by State:
Michigan 6 Ohio 4 California 2 Louisiana 2 Wisconsin 2 Arizona 1 Florida 1 Illinois 1 Indiana 1 Mississippi 1 Nebraska 1 Tennessee 1 Texas 1 
Players by Position:
Running Back 6 Defensive Back 4 Offensive Line 4 Defensive Line 3 Linebacker 3 Quarterback 2 Wide Receiver 2 

Contact: Dave Ablauf, Jim Schneider (734) 763-4423


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