Michigan Football Recruiting: 2015 Class Predictions, 1.0

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Much of the fun that comes with covering Michigan football recruiting involves speculation. Recruiting coverage period is really just a large guessing game.

Often times when we open up the floor for questions during the podcast or on social media, we get questions like, “Who do you think the next commit will be?” or “Does Michigan have a chance with so-and-so?”

Well, in an effort to both answer those questions and get in on the fun that is trying to guess where a high school kid will end up, here is my first ever class prediction for the 2015 cycle. Check it out after the jump.

Current verbal commits are bolded.

Quarterbacks (1)

Alex Malzone, 3*

Running Backs (2)

Mike Weber, 4*

Mikell Lands-Davis, 3*

Wide Receiver (2)

Miles Boykin, 4*

Auden Tate, 4*

Tight Ends (2)

Chris Clark, 4*

Tyrone Wheatley Jr., 4*

Offensive Tackles (2)

Grant Newsome, 4*

Jon Runyan Jr., 3*

Defensive Ends (2)

Keisean Lucier-South, 5*

Darian Roseboro, 4*

Outside Linebackers (2)

Asmar Bilal, 4*

Tyriq Thompson, 3*

Inside Linebackers (1)

Darrin Kirkland Jr., 4*

Cornerbacks (2)

Brian Cole, 4*

Garrett Taylor, 4*

Safeties (1)

Tyree Kinnel, 4*

Kickers (1)

Andrew David, 3*

Overview: This class should be similar in size to the 2014 cycle, where the Wolverines ended up with 16 commits. 2015’s class should be somewhere around 14-18, depending on attrition.

You’ll notice four-star defensive back Shaun Crawford is absent from this list. I do believe that a decommitment from him is imminent and their chances of being able to bring him back into the mix seem unlikely.

Five-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South appears to be the gem of the class. The interest between him and Michigan is legitimate. Ultimately, it comes down to how the Wolverines perform on the field to determine if Ann Arbor is the correct place for Lucier-South, as he is slated to choose a school around 2015’s National Signing Day in February.

That’s really it in a nutshell. Win games on the field, and you’ll keep your high profile guys interested. There are still some elite pieces on the board, but some have shied away from Michigan because of the last two seasons.

It still appears that they will end up with a solid haul of prospects, albeit another abbreviated class.

What are your thoughts on this projected class? Sound off in the comments below!

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Derek Devine
Institutional voice of Alma College during the day, Michigan fanatic at night. Taking TBHR to the next level one post at a time.

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