Thursday, January 17, 2013

Detroit News Blue Chip list for 2013

Shane Morris is the top player in Michigan, according to the Detroit News
The Detroit News released its "blue chip" list for 2013, and unsurprisingly, there's a handful of future Wolverines on the list.  A quick rundown:

1. Shane Morris - QB - Warren (MI) De La Salle: Committed to Michigan.
2. David Dawson - OG - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Committed to Michigan.
3. Steve Elmer - OT - Midland (MI) Midland: Committed to Notre Dame.
4. Jourdan Lewis - CB - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Committed to Michigan.
5. Jon Reschke - LB - Birmingham (MI) Brother Rice: Committed to Michigan State.
6. Wyatt Shallman - RB - Novi (MI) Catholic Central: Committed to Michigan.
7. Cameron Dillard - OG - Plymouth (MI) Canton: Committed to Florida.
8. Gerald Holmes - RB - Flint (MI) Carman-Ainsworth: Committed to Michigan State.
9. Delano Hill - CB - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Committed to Michigan.
10. Khalid Hill - TE - Detroit (MI) East English Village: Committed to Michigan.
11. Da'Mario Jones - WR - Westland (MI) John Glenn: Committed to Michigan
12. Dennis Finley - OT - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Committed to Michigan State.
13. Csont'e York - WR - Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park: Committed to Michigan.
14. Kenton Gibbs - DT - Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Uncommitted.
15. Luke Maclean - LB - Grand Blanc (MI) Grand Blanc: Committed to Pitt.

So Michigan has 8 of the top 15 players in the state for the class of 2013, in addition to 8 of the 15 from last year.


  1. We had 9 last year if you count Norfleet, sorry just an excessively nit picky observation.

  2. Was this the same article that use to include "why not UofM" or "why not MSU"? If so, it's too bad they stopped doing that. There were some interesting comments usually.

    As for winning the state - I'm more concerned about how we do in Ohio. Typically, only the top 5 guys or so from Michigan are players that high level programs are fighting for.

    Last year Burbridge was a big talent to miss out on, he looked great as a freshman, despite terrible QB play. Still - getting the defensive guys we got, and 4 of the top 5 in state, was good work by Hoke's staff. Still think Danny O'Brien was a big miss, but he red-shirted so we'll see...

    This year we failed to get Elmer and Reschke, but recruited those positions well, so no big issue. Morris and Lewis were big pickups.

    Next year, things are off to a very rough start. Not looking too good with Webb and Harris.