|Jaron Dukes (right, with Khalid Hill and Jake Butt)|
Weight: 197 lbs.
High school: Columbus (OH) Marion-Franklin
Position: Wide receiver
Jersey number: #83
Last year: Dukes was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 59.
Dukes committed to Michigan in February 2012 after a pretty solid junior year. Never an upper echelon prospect, he had a mediocre senior year due to some iffy quarterback play. Michigan fans did get a little excitement when Dukes had a good game against future Ohio State cornerback Cam Burrows, from Trotwood-Madison, but overall it was a pretty anticlimactic senior year.
Dukes enters college with a long frame and plenty of room to add weight, a kid that could easily reach 220-225 pounds. The knock on him is somewhat limited athleticism and speed. He could be the first receiver from the 2013 class to hit the field due to his size, because freshman receivers sometimes get in the game just due to how they might help in the running game; last year the coaches kept the slight Jehu Chesson on the bench while the physically developed Amara Darboh saw the field in limited action. However, even if he does see playing time, I doubt Dukes will be an integral part of the offense this season.