Thursday, 8 October 2009

Who's left? (O-Line and TE)

Michigan's offensive line was said to be the most improved unit on the team after a disastrous season last year. Unfortunately after a good start to the season the line suffered a couple of injures and really struggled at Michigan State. Another good talking point this year has been the tight end position, in which Kevin Koger has proved to be a real playmaker. Michigan isn't in a commanding position for any recruits in these areas, but here's some to look out for.

-TE Alex Smith (West Chester, OH), previously committed to Cincinnati, Smith withdrew his commitment earlier this summer. One of two tight ends offered, we had a good chance with Smith earlier in the year, but he is too worried about the TE not being used in RR's offense. Michigan did not make final three. 

Chance of signing with UM: 1%

- OT Skyler Schofner (Sunbury, OH), Michigan made his top seven schools earlier in the summer, but he is waiting until after the season to really cut things down. He visited UNC recently, but I see him as an Ohio State lean, although he is still waiting on an offer.

Chances of Signing with UM: 10%

- OT Seantrel Henderson (Saint Paul, MN), the top rated player in the nation on both and, simply everyone wants this guy. And yet, even though all the elite programs want him, I rate Michigan's chances quite highly. First of all he visited Michigan in the spring and enjoyed the visit, so there's a definite possibility he could return for an official visit. Rumors say he will be in Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game. Sources close to Henderson have also stated that he is tracking the Wolverines  progress and is very impressed with the start they made to the season, especially in the huge win over ND. Prediction wise, this is a tough one to call, I don't want to get people's hopes up, but in all honesty I think we could be one of the front runners for the nation's #1.

Chances of signing with UM: 25%

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