2012 Michigan Football

2012 Michigan Football

Posted at 6:00am — 2/27/2012

2012 Michigan Football Recruiting Class

Scholarship Breakdown:

14 — Defensive Players
11 — Offensive Players
03 — Preferred Walk-on’s

Welcome 2012 Michigan Football Commits!

Dennis Norfleet
Height: 5’7
Weight: 170
Number: 21
Current Position: Running Back
Future Position: Punt/Kick Returner, Running Back, and Slot Receiver.
City/State: Detroit, Michigan
High School: Martin Luther King
Head Coach: Dale Harvel
Recruiter: Coach Jeff Hecklinski
Committed: 2/1/2012
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Southern Methodist, and Tennessee.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.34
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed).

Taybor Pepper
Height: 6’4
Weight: 185
Number: 84
Current Position: Long Snapper
Future Position: Long Snapper
City/State: Saline, Michigan
High School: Saline
High School Coach: Mike Glennie who resigned. Joe Palka has taken over the program who coached Kevin Koger and Chris Wormley at Toledo Whitmer.
Recruiter: Coach Dan Ferrigno
Committed: 2/16/2012
ACT: 25
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Preferred Walk-On).

Dan Gibbs
Height: 6’7
Weight: 320
Number: 79 and 53
Current Position: Offensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Guard
City/State: Birmingham, Michigan
High School: Seaholm
Head Coach: Jim DeWald
Recruiter: Coach Darrell Funk
Official Visit: 1/20/2012
Committed: 2/7/2012 (Preferred Walk-on)
Other Offers: Ball State and Eastern Michigan.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 2-star … Rivals: 2-star … Scout: 3-star.
Bench Max: 275
Squat Max: 550
Dead Lift: 605
GPA: 3.4
ACT: 31
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Preferred Walk-On).

Willie Henry
Height: 6’2
Weight: 270
Number: 74
Current Position: Defensive Tackle/Offensive Guard
Future Position: Defensive Tackle or possible Strong Defensive End
City/State: Cleveland, Ohio
High School: Glenville Academic Campus
Head Coach: Ted Ginn Sr.
Official Visit: 1/27/2012
Committed: 1/31/2012
Top 5 other Offers: Hawaii, Illinois, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
GPA: 2.6
ACT: 19
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed).

Jehu Chesson
Height: 6’3
Weight: 182
Number: 5
Current Position: Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Future Position: Wide Receiver
City/State: St. Louis, Missouri
High School: Ladue Horton Watkins
Head Coach: Mike Tarpey
Official Visit: 11/25/2011
Committed: 12/21/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Iowa, Missouri, Northwestern, and Oklahoma State.
Rankings: 247: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 4.5
GPA: 3.5
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Amara Darboh
Height: 6’2
Weight: 190
Number: 15
Current Position: Wide Receiver
Future Position: Wide Receiver
City/State: West Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Dowling
Head Coach: Tom Wilson
Recruiter: Coach Curt Mallory and Coach Jeff Hecklinski
Official Visit: 11/25/2011 (Ohio State weekend)
Committed: 12/4/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Florida, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Notre Dame
Rankings: 247: 4-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.42
Shuttle: 4.28
Broad Jump: 10’2
GPA: 3.2
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Drake Johnson
Height: 6’1
Weight: 200
Current Position: Running Back
Future Position: Running Back, Receiver, Safety
City/State: Ann Arbor, Michigan
High School: Pioneer
Head Coach: Paul Test
Committed: 11/8/2011
Other Offer: Eastern Michigan
Rankings: 247: N/A … ESPN: N/A … Rivals: N/A … Scout: N/A.
GPA: 3.0
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Kenny Allen
Height: 6’3
Weight: 175
Number: 15
Current Position: Punter/Kicker
Future Position: Punter/Kicker
City/State: Fenton, Michigan
High School: Fenton
Head Coach: Jeff Setzke
Committed: Accepted Walk-on at Michigan
Offers: Oregon State
Rankings: 24/7: 2-star … ESPN: 2-star … Rivals: 2-star … Scout: N/A.
GPA: 2.8
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Ondre Pipkins
Height: 6’3
Weight: 325
Number: 71
Current Position: Defensive Tackle
Future Position: Nose Tackle/1-tech Defensive Tackle
City/State: Kansas City, Missouri
High School: Park Hill
Head Coach: Greg Reynolds
Recruiter: Coach Jeff Hecklinski
Committed: 8/8/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 5.15
Shuttle: 5.12
Bench Max: 385
Squat Max: 520
Vertical: 29″
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Chris Wormley
Height: 6’4
Weight: 255
Number: 47
Current Position: Defensive End
Future Position: Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
City/State: Toledo, Ohio
High School: Toledo Whitmer
Head Coach: Joe Palka
Recruiter: Coach Jerry Montgomery
Committed: 7/31/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Toledo.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.70
GPA: 3.4
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Sione Houma
Height: 6’0
Weight: 211
Number: 35
Current Position: Running Back
Future Position: Full-Back
City/State: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Highland
Head Coach: Brody Benson
Recruiter: Coach Dan Ferrigno
Committed: 7/25/2011
Top 3 other Offers: Utah, Utah State, Washington
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 2-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 4.53
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Kyle Kalis
Height: 6’5
Weight: 302
Number: 67
Current Position: Offensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Tackle/possible Offensive Guard
City/State: Lakewood, Ohio
High School: St. Edwards
Head Coach: Rick Finotti
Committed: 7/10/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 5-star … Scout: 5-star.
40-Time: 5.0
GPA: 3.1
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Jarrod Wilson
Height: 6’2
Weight: 190
Number: 24/10
Current Position: Safety
Future Position: Safety
City/State: Akron, Ohio
High School: Akron Buchtel
Head Coach: Ricky Powers
Recruiter: Coach Greg Mattison
Committed: 7/8/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, and UCLA.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.73
Shuttle: 4.53
Bench Max: 240
Squat Max: 350
Vertical: 32.5″
GPA: 3.4
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Blake Bars
Height: 6’5
Weight: 275
Number: 67
Current Position: Offensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Tackle/Offensive Guard
City/State: Nashville, Tennessee
High School: Montgomery Bell Academy
Head Coach: Marty Euverard
Recruiter: Coach Darrell Funk
Committed: 6/26/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Clemson, Florida, LSU, Penn State, and South Carolina.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 3-star.
Bench Max: 310
Squat Max: 425
GPA: 3.3
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Jeremy Clark
Height: 6’4
Weight: 205
Number: 2
Current Position: Safety
Future Position: Safety
City/State: Madisonville, Kentucky
High School: Madisonville North Hopkins
Head Coach: Will Weaver
Committed: 6/24/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Central Michigan, Illinois, North Carolina State, Ohio, and Toledo.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 4.47
ACT: 25
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Erik Magnuson
Height: 6’6
Weight: 275
Number: 77
Current Position: Offensive Tackle/Defensive Line
Future Position: Offensive Tackle
City/State: Carlsbad, California
High School: La Costa Canyon
Head Coach: Sean Sovacool
Recruiter: Coach Dan Ferrigno
Committed: 6/10/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Boise State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Stanford, and USC.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 5.38
Shuttle: 4.78
Vertical: 22″
GPA: 3.7
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Tom Strobel
Height: 6’6
Weight: 245
Number: 36
Current Position: Defensive End/Tight End
Future Position: Defensive End
City/State: Mentor, Ohio
High School: Mentor
Head Coach: Steve Trivisonno
Committed: 6/10/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Stanford, and Wisconsin.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.8
Vertical: 28″
GPA: 3.9
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Allen Gant
Height: 6’2
Weight: 210
Number: 14
Current Position: Safety/Wide Receiver
Future Position: Safety
City/State: Sylvania, Ohio.
High School: Sylvania Southview
Head Coach: Jim Mayzes
Recruiter: Coach Al Borges
Committed: 5/31/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Stanford, and West Virginia.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 4.6
Bench Max: 305
Squat Max: 375
Vertical: 32″
GPA: 3.1
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Terry Richardson
Height: 5’9
Weight: 160
Number: 9
Current Position: Corner-back/Wide Receiver
Future Position: Corner-back
City/State: Detroit, Michigan
High School: Detroit Cass Tech
Head Coach: Thomas Wilcher
Recruiter: Coach Greg Mattison
Committed: 5/19/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and USC.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.5
Shuttle: 4.22
Bench Max: 255
Squat Max: 320
Vertical: 33.2″
3-Cone: 11.67
Broad Jump: 8’10
GPA: 3.0
ACT: 18
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Matt Godin
Height: 6’6
Weight: 270
Number: 62
Current Position: Defensive End and Defensive Tackle
Future Position: 5-tech Defensive End / and possible 3-tech Defensive Tackle
City/State: Novi, Michigan
High School: Detroit Catholic Central
Head Coach: Tom Mach
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Committed: 5/12/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Michigan State, Missouri, Syracuse, and Wisconsin.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 5.03
Shuttle: 4.66
Bench Max: 350
Vertical: 24″
GPA: 3.0
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Mario Ojemudia
Height: 6’3
Weight: 215
Number: 53
Current Position: Defensive Tackle
Future Position: Defensive End
City/State: Farmington Hills, Michigan
High School: Farmington Hills Harrison
Head Coach: John Herrington
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Committed: 5/7/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Stanford, and Syracuse.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.65
Shuttle: 4.43
Bench Max: 315
Squat Max: 455
Vertical: 30.1″
GPA: 3.2
ACT: 23
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

James Ross
Height: 6’0
Weight: 209
Number: 6
Current Position: Linebacker
Future Position: Linebacker (Middle)
City/State: Orchard Lake, Michigan
High School: St. Mary’s
Head Coach: George Porritt
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Committed: 5/2/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Michigan State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State, and USC.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.6
GPA: 3.0
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Joe Bolden
Height: 6’2
Weight: 225
Number: 7
Current Position: Linebacker
Future Position: Linebacker (Middle)/possible Sam
City/State: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Cincinnati Colerain
Head Coach: Tom Bolden (Joe’s Uncle) Joe’s father (Dan) is Athletic Director at Cincinnati Colerain.
Recruiter: Coach Mark Smith
Committed: 4/29/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Iowa, Penn State, Stanford, Syracuse and Tennessee.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
Vertical: 32″
GPA: 3.9
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Devin Funchess
Height: 6’5
Weight: 205
Number: 5/15
Current Position: Tight End
Future Position: Tight End/Wide Receiver
City/State: Farmington Hills, Michigan
High School: Farmington Hills Harrison
Head Coach: John Herrington
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Committed: 4/22/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 4-star.
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

A.J. Williams
Height: 6’6
Weight: 260
Number: 88
Current Position: Tight End
Future Position: Tight End/Offensive Line
City/State: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Sycamore
Head Coach: Scott Dattilo
Recruiter: Coach Mark Smith
Committed: 4/22/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Arkansas, Boston College, Illinois, Michigan State, and West Virginia.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.9
Shuttle: 4.6
Bench Max: 235
Squat Max: 415
Vertical: 30″
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Royce Jenkins-Stone
Height: 6’2
Weight: 215
Number: 10
Current Position: Linebacker
Future Position: Outside Linebacker
City/State: Detroit, Michigan
High School: Detroit Cass Tech
Head Coach: Thomas Wilcher
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Committed: 4/16/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Florida, Miami (FL), Michigan State, and Oklahoma.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 4.56
Vertical: 32″
GPA: 3.0
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Kaleb Ringer
Height: 6’0
Weight: 219
Number: 1
Current Position: Linebacker/Running Back
Future Position: Linebacker (Middle)
City/State: Clayton, Ohio
High School: Northmont
Head Coach: Lance Schneider
Recruiter: Coach Greg Mattison
Committed: 4/12/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, and Toledo.
Rankings: 24/7: 3-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 3-star.
40-Time: 4.95
Shuttle: 4.13
Vertical: 24.7″
Power Throw: 33′
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Ben Braden
Height: 6’6
Weight: 285
Number: 51
Position: Offensive Line
High School: Rockford
Head Coach: Ralph Munger
Committed: 3/24/2011
Top 3 other Offers: Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Syracuse.
Rankings: 247: N/A … ESPN: N/A … Rivals: N/A … Scout: 3 Star.
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

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