U-M Inks 17 Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent

Comments from Head Coach Lloyd Carr

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football head coach Lloyd Carr announced today (Wednesday, Feb. 5) the signing of 17 high school seniors to binding Letters of Intent for the 2003 football season. The announcement was made during the first day of the NLI signing period at a press conference held in the Michigan Sports Television Production Studio at 2 p.m. EST.

The Wolverines had two players named to the USA Today High School All-America team. Inside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw HS) was a first-team All-USA selection while safety Ryan Mundy (Wilkins Township, Pa./Woodland Hills HS) earned second-team All-USA honors. Woodley joined linebackers Shawn Crable (Massillon, Ohio/Washington HS) and James Presley (Milford, Mich./Milford HS) as well as quarterback Clayton Richard (Lafayette, Ind./McCutcheon HS) as Parade Magazine All-Americans.

This year's recruiting class includes six players from the state of Michigan, including teammates Woodley and running back Jerome Jackson (Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw HS). The Wolverines also added a pair of players from Missouri and Ohio, with a total of 10 states comprising the sum total of this recruiting class.

2003 Michigan Football Signees (as of 2 p.m. EST, Feb. 5, 2003)

Name Pos.  Ht.    Wt.    Hometown (High School) HS Coach
Prescott Burgess S 6-4 215 Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) Thom McDaniels
Anton Campbell RB/DB 6-0 180 O'Fallon, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt West) Paul Day
Shawn Crable LB 6-6 230 Massillon, Ohio (Washington) Rick Shepas
Brandent Englemon CB 6-1 170 Covington, Ky. (Holmes) Mike Farley
Leon Hall CB 6-1 170 Vista, Calif. (Vista) Chris Hauser
Jerome Jackson RB 6-0 195 Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw) Don Durrett
Adam Kraus TE 6-6 260 New Orleans, La. (Brother Martin) Mark Songy
Jake Long OL 6-6 290 Lapeer, Mich. (Lapeer East) Brad Gerlach
Quinton McCoy CB 5-11 180 Waterford, Mich. (Valley Christian, Ariz.) Sean Loomer
Ryan Mundy S 6-1 210 Wilkins Township, Pa. (Woodland Hills) George Novak
William Paul DE 6-4 252 Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway West) Boyd Manne
James Presley LB 6-2 220 Milford, Mich. (Milford) Pat Fox
Clayton Richard QB 6-4 220 Lafayette, Ind. (McCutcheon) Kevin O'Shea
Garrett Rivas K 5-10 180 Tampa, Fla. (Jesuit) Dominick Ciao
Patrick Sharrow OL 6-3 270 Monroe, Mich. (Monroe) Ralph Carducci
LaMarr Woodley LB 6-3 250 Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw) Don Durrett
Jeffrey Zuttah OL 6-4 275 Edison, N.J. (Hun School of Princeton) Dave Dudek

RECRUITS BY STATE
California (1): Leon Hall
Florida (1): Garrett Rivas
Indiana (1): Clayton Richard
Kentucky (1): Brandent Englemon
Louisiana (1): Adam Kraus
Michigan (6): Jerome Jackson, Jake Long, Quinton McCoy, James Presley, Patrick Sharrow, LaMarr Woodley
Missouri (2): Anton Campbell, William Paul
New Jersey (1): Jeffrey Zuttah
Ohio (2): Prescott Burgess, Shawn Crable
Pennsylvania (1): Ryan Mundy

RECRUITS BY POSITION
Offensive Linemen (3): Jake Long, Patrick Sharrow, Jeffrey Zuttah
Tight Ends (1): Adam Kraus
Running Backs (2): Anton Campbell, Jerome Jackson
Quarterback (1): Clayton Richard
Defensive Line (1): William Paul
Linebackers (3): Shawn Crable, James Presley, LaMarr Woodley
Defensive Backs (6): Prescott Burgess, Anton Campbell, Brandent Englemon, Leon Hall, Quinton McCoy, Ryan Mundy
Kicker (1): Garrett Rivas


N O T E S

Mundy joins former high school teammate Steve Breaston (North Braddock, Pa./Woodland Hills HS) as a member of the Wolverines squad. Breaston is a wide receiver that redshirted last season.

Woodley, Richard and safety Prescott Burgess (Warren, Ohio/Warren G. Harding HS) were named the players of the year in their respective states by numerous recruiting services.

Twelve of the 17 recruits received some form of All-America recognition from various recruiting services.

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


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