GBMWolverine: Mailbag Question — Michigan Football Recruiting — Defensive Tackle and Running Back?

Posted at 6:00am — 3/8/2012

GBMWolverine: Mailbag Question — Michigan Football Recruiting — Defensive Tackle and Running Back?

Guys the offensive line recruits sound really good for 2012 and 2013. My question is about two positions.

1. Defensive tackle
2. Running backs.

Who are we recruiting for those two positions.

Degroot237

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Recruiting sure has changed the last five years. It is barely March and the pieces of the puzzle are rapidly coming into place. The day of watching film after a senior season and offering in late Autumn is long gone.

It is however still early and GBMWolverine is only hearing a few serious names at this point. Remember some of the names that are being thrown around are just that at this time, that is, hats in the ring. Recruiting is fluid. Michigan has just enjoyed a very high viscosity to this flow lately. Some offers are open offers, with no qualifications, while others have stipulations attached.

Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

We expect a lot more names to surface after camps and combines for the two positions in question.

Make sure to check out our article from Ray this afternoon as he tackles for his first article with GBMWolverine about “2013 Defensive Line Recruiting in the Midwest”. Very good information about who is offered and who is looking at Michigan.

Every follower of the UM football program must give Coach Hoke and staff a lot of credit for all the hard work placed into the 2013 class. As we have been discussing on the message board, the coaches maintained a maximum focus on the class of 2013. This started with extensive evaluations all the way back to December, and allowed the program to get an early start on the new class. This has paid major dividends with over half of the 2013 class filled with 11 months to go before signing day.

At this point the names we hear the most are Deveon Smith, who is a 5’11, 195 pounder from Warren, Ohio (Howland) and Ty Isaac who is 6’3, 215 pounds from Joliet, Illinois (Joliet Catholic) at running back. Ty Isaac will be in for a visit this weekend along with many other prospects/commits. Shane Morris even tweeted earlier in the week that he will be coming to Ann Arbor this weekend to see his buddy which was directed towards Ty Isaac.

The two defensive tackles mentioned the most from are Kenton Gibbs, 6’2, 290, from Detroit, Michigan (Cass Tech) and Henry Poggi who is 6’3, 250 from Baltimore, Maryland (Gilman School).

Remember things are fluid.

To see our entire list of running back offered visit: GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — 2013 Michigan Football Offers and Commits — Offense

To see our entire list of defensive tackles offered visit: GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — 2013 Michigan Football Offers and Commits — Defense

These are both “under-construction” and being worked on as we can. We will update those list when possible.

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