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Feb. 5, 2014

Signing Day Central

Student-Athletes Enrolled at Michigan in January

Canteen photo Freddy Canteen
Wide Receiver • 6-1 • 170 • Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)

Prep ... attended Eastern Christian Academy (2014) coached by Dwayne Thomas ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds ... high school teammates with U-M teammate Brandon Watson.

Personal ... Freddy Canteen was born on March 12, 1996.

Hoke on Canteen: "Freddy is an inside receiver, a guy who caught a bunch of balls last year and can get up the field. He gives you great quickness."
Cole photo Mason Cole
Offensive Tackle • 6-5 • 284 • Tarpon Springs, Fla. (East Lake)

Prep ... attended East Lake High School (2014) coached by Bob Hudson ... four-year starter ... Honors ... participated in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... named to the USA TODAY Sports Preseason High School All-America Team prior to senior season ... named a first-team all-state and a first-team all-area selection as a junior.

Personal ... Mason Cole was born on March 28, 1996.

Hoke on Cole: "Mason's a very good athlete, good feet. He was a dominant offensive lineman in that conference at East Lake."
Ferns photo Michael Ferns
Linebacker • 6-3 • 235 • Saint Clairsville, Ohio (Saint Clairsville)

Prep ... attended Saint Clairsville High School (2014) coached by Brett McLean ... Key Statistics ... totaled 144 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior ... registered 133 tackles as a junior and 136 tackles as a sophomore ... Honors ... attended but did not participate due to injury in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game ... first-team All-Eastern District selection as a senior ... also a first-team All-OVAC choice as a senior ... garnered Ohio Special Honorable Mention All-State accolades as a senior.

Personal ... Michael Ferns was born on September 24, 1995.

Hoke on Ferns: "Michael, from Saint Clairsville, Ohio, has really good range to him, very productive at the point of attack and physical. He came in early in January, and I think he's really acclimated well."
Harris photo Drake Harris
Wide Receiver • 6-4 • 170 • Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian)

Prep ... attended Grand Rapids Christian High School (2014) coached by Don Fellows ... missed senior season due to hamstring injury ... helped lead his team to the Michigan Division III state title as a junior ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds ... Key Statistics ... caught 136 passes for 2,966 yards and 33 touchdowns during career ... hauled in 91 passes for 2,016 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior ... posted 45 receptions for 950 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Honors ... selected to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior ... attended but did not participate due to injury in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game ... named to the USA TODAY Sports preseason high school All-America team prior to senior ... named to the 2013 Preseason All-USA High School Team prior to senior season ... Other Sports ... earned all-state honors in basketball as a sophomore ... averaged 19 points, five rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

Personal ... Drake Harris was born on March 23, 1995.

Hoke on Harris: "Drake unfortunately didn't get to play as much this year because of a hamstring injury, but a guy who's 6-4, big receiver who can get down the field, very good hands. I really like how he plays."
Mone photo Bryan Mone
Defensive Tackle • 6-4 • 328 • Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)

Prep ... attended Highland High School (2014) coached by Brody Benson ... Key Statistics ... totaled 144 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks during career ... registered 35 tackles (all solo) and 6.0 TFLs as a senior ... posted 70 tackles, 10.0 TFLs and 3.0 sacks as a junior ... recorded 39 tackles and 3.0 sacks as a sophomore ... Honors ... participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.

Personal ... Bryan Mone was born on October 20, 1995.

Hoke on Mone: "Bryan's a plugger, a guy who's athletic in the middle. He got here in January and is working on getting in shape. He's from Highland High School, the same high school as Sione (Houma). He's a guy who's really physical at the point of attack."
Speight photo Wilton Speight
Quarterback • 6-6 • 243 • Richmond, Va. (The Collegiate School)

Prep ... attended the Collegiate School (2014) coached by Mark Palyo ... helped team to VISAA state title game ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.73 seconds ... Key Statistics ... passed for 2,845 yards and 33 touchdowns and rushed for 292 yards as a senior ... threw for 3,034 yards and 35 touchdowns as a junior ... also assumed punting duties for Collegiate, averaged 42.2 yards per punt ... Honors ... starting quarterback for Team Nitro in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game ... also named team captain for Team Nitro ... named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro Team ... 2013 Prep League Offensive Player of the Year ... participated in the San Francisco Elite 11 Football Camp.

Personal ... Wilton Speight was born on December 6, 1994.

Hoke on Speight: "Wilton's a big quarterback out of Richmond, the same school that produced Russell Wilson. We feel he can be a very good quarterback. He has great size and is a very good athlete for a prototype drop-back quarterback."
Watson photo Brandon Watson
Defensive Back • 5-11 • 185 • Elkton, Md. (Eastern Christian Academy)

Prep ... attended Eastern Christian Academy (2014) coached by Dwayne Thomas ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds ... high school teammates with U-M teammate Freddy Canteen.

Personal ... Brandon Watson was born on July 11, 1995.

Hoke on Watson: "Another young man from Eastern Christian Academy, Brandon came to our camp in the summer and impressed us. He's a physical corner, has good size and is very athletic."

Student-Athletes Who Signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday (Feb. 5)

Bunting photo Ian Bunting
Tight End • 6-7 • 223 • Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central)

Prep ... attended Hinsdale Central High School (2014) coached by Rich Tarka ... Key Statistics ... caught 27 passes for 583 yards and four touchdowns on offense and had 12 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery on defense during career ... hauled in 10 receptions for 165 yards as a senior ... totaled 16 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns as a junior ... Honors ... selected to attend Nike's "The Opening."

Personal ... Ian Bunting was born on February 10, 1996.

Hoke on Bunting: "Ian's a guy who has a lot of range. I like his upside as being a tight end on the line of scrimmage and also his ability to get down the field and catch the football."
Bushell-Beatty photo Juwann Bushell-Beatty
Offensive Tackle • 6-5 • 295 • Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic)

Prep ... attended Paramus Catholic High School (2014) coached by Chris Partridge ... helped team to back-to-back NJSIAA/Atlantic Health Non-Public Group 4 state titles during junior and senior seasons ... Honors ... participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.

Personal ... Juwann Bushell-Beatty was born on June 18, 1996.

Hoke on Bushell-Beatty: "Juwann's a guy who will be a right tackle, a powerful guy at the line of scrimmage, a very good run blocker. I think he has grown from a football standpoint after being a basketball player early in his career."
Furbush photo Noah Furbush
Linebacker • 6-4 • 229 • Kenton, Ohio (Kenton)

Prep ... attended Kenton High School (2014) coached by Mike Mauk ... Key Statistics ... recorded 239 tackles, 43.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and three forced fumbles on defense and hauled in six receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown on offense during career ... posted 124 tackles, 30.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as a senior ... registered 115 tackles and 13.0 TFLs as a junior.

Personal ... Noah Furbush was born on October 8, 1995.

Hoke on Furbush: "Noah's a big, tall linebacker out of Kenton High School in Ohio. He has a lot of range. We're looking for more range, taller guys at that position. He's physical, played with a cast all year on his wrist and had a really good senior year."
Marshall photo Lawrence Marshall
Defensive End • 6-4 • 230 • Southfield, Mich. (Southfield)

Prep ... attended Southfield High School (2014) coached by Tim Conley ... Key Statistics ... registered 68 tackles, 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior ... Honors ... selected to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior ... named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team ... participated in the 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

Personal ... Lawrence Marshall was born on February 12, 1995.

Hoke on Marshall: "Lawrence is a defensive end out of Southfield. He's a guy with a lot of quickness off the ball, a guy who can harass the quarterback. He's strong at the point of attack, good fundamentally, has good speed and long arms."
Pallante photo Brady Pallante
Defensive Tackle • 6-1 • 255 • Naples, Fla. (Barron Collier)

Prep ... attended Barron Collier High School (2014) coached by Dan Pallante ... Key Statistics ... recorded 42 tackles, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery as a senior ... Other Sports ... also lettered in wrestling... won the Florida Class 2A state championship in the heavyweight division as a junior.

Personal ... Brady Pallante was born on February 20, 1995.

Hoke on Pallante: "Brady is very physical, won the state championship in wrestling as a junior. He's very good with his hands, a very good technician inside."
Peppers photo Jabrill Peppers
Defensive Back • 6-1 • 210 • Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic)

Prep ... four-time NJSIAA Group 4 state champion ... attended Paramus Catholic High School (2014) for junior and senior seasons, coached by Chris Partridge ... attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J. for freshman and sophomore seasons, coached by Greg Toal ... played defensive back and running back ... Key Statistics ... totaled 134 tackles, seven interceptions, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks on defense and carried the ball 373 times for 3,059 yards and 43 touchdowns during career ... also hauled in 57 receptions for 842 yards and 17 touchdowns ... totaled 57 tackles and four interceptions as a senior ... posted 77 tackles, three interceptions, 2.0 tackles for loss and one sack as a junior ... Honors ... named 2013 All-USA Defensive Player of the Year by USA TODAY as a senior ... first-team All-USA High School Football Team selection as a senior ... participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game ... also named team captain for Team Nitro ... Other Sports ... also lettered in track and field ... won the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash at the New Jersey Meet of Championships as a junior ... broke the New Jersey state record in the 200-meter dash, recording a time of 20.79 seconds at the Big North Championships as a junior.

Personal ... Jabrill Peppers was born on October 4, 1995.

Hoke on Peppers: "Jabrill, he's a four-time state champion. He's very active, very athletic. He's a guy who is a big, instinctive, physical corner."
Wangler photo Jared Wangler
Linebacker • 6-2 • 215 • Warren, Mich. (De La Salle)

Prep ... attended De La Salle Collegiate High School (2014) coached by Paul Verska ... played outside linebacker, safety, wide receiver and H-back ... Key Statistics ... totaled 115 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and one sack on defense and hauled in 25 receptions for 279 yards and one touchdown on offense during his career ... registered 46 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss as a senior ... recorded 45 tackles, 5.5 TFLs and one sack as a junior ... Honors ... named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team ... garnered first-team All-Metro East accolades from the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press ... attended but did not participate due to injury in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.

Personal ... Jared Wangler was born on December 20, 1995 ... father, John, played quarterback at Michigan (1977-80) ... brother, Jack, is a freshman wide receiver for the Wolverines ... sister, Halle, is a redshirt sophomore guard on the Michigan women's basketball team.

Hoke on Wangler: "Jared started as a safety as a junior and moved down closer to the box as he got bigger. He's very physical and runs well. Obviously his dad, John, is a legacy here. He loves hard work, loves the game of football."
Ways photo Maurice Ways
Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 192 • Beverly Hills, Mich. (Detroit Country Day)

Prep ... attended Detroit Country Day School (2014) coached by Dan Maclean ... Key Statistics ... caught 106 passes for 2,218 yards and 25 touchdowns during his career ... hauled in 55 receptions for 1,261 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior ... tallied 51 receptions for 957 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... Honors ... selected to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior ... Other Sports ... earned two letters in basketball ... appeared in a combined 53 games between his sophomore and junior seasons.

Personal ... Maurice Ways was born on February 11, 1996.

Hoke on Ways: "Maurice is a big receiver out of Detroit Country Day. He can stretch the field. He's a competitor, also played basketball, has long arms and can get up and get the ball."
Winovich photo Chase Winovich
Linebacker • 6-3 • 216 • Clairton, Pa. (Thomas Jefferson)

Prep ... attended Thomas Jefferson High School (2014) coached by Bill Cherpak ... played linebacker and quarterback ... Key Statistics ... totaled 149 tackles, 22.0 sacks, seven fumble recoveries and one interception on defense and carried the ball 119 times for 1,031 yards and 17 touchdowns on offense during his career ... registered 57 tackles, 13.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... recorded 69 tackles, 9.0 sacks and four fumble recoveries as a junior ... registered 47 tackles as a sophomore ... completed 14-of-29 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns and registered 981 yards on 115 carries as a senior ... Honors ... participated in the 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

Personal ... Chase Winovich was born on April 19, 1995.

Hoke on Winovich: "Chase, out of the Pittsburgh area, is a guy who we think runs really well. He played a lot of positions and made a ton of plays at Thomas Jefferson. He played some quarterback, ran the ball at times, played some tight end, but we think he's a guy who's really instinctive and gets to the football at linebacker."


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