Recruiting, as they say, is a numbers game. At the wide receiver position, the numbers don't add up. This past year, Michigan lost Junior Hemingway, Tay Odoms, Darryl Stonum, and Kelvin Grady, all of whom provided reliable options at the position. To compensate for that loss, the team brought in...well...2 guys, in IA WR Amara Darboh and MO WR Jehu Chesson. But what about last year?...you foolishly ask, before withdrawing your comment with a grimace. Yes, as everyone remembers, Michigan inexplicably missed/avoided bringing in Hakeem Flowers and Devin Lucien at the end of the 2011 recruiting cycle, after losing Shawn Conway to academic issues. Therefore, the numerical compensation for these losses falls on this year's recruiting class, another year in which two solid contributors depart in Roy Roundtree and Terrence Robinson. The common opinion is that Michigan will restock the position with up to 3 recruits, which makes sense. Going forth, I will be operating under this assumption, unless I am led to believe differently.
For your voracious reading pleasure, then, I have my thoughts on all of the Michigan offer recipients, as well as one (Eldridge Massington) that seems like he could be receiving an offer in the near future. If you're not interested in my full reports (which, well, I wouldn't blame you, they can be repetitive. That's just the nature of the beast), feel free to skim, read the verdict section (meaning the important section), and know that the WRs are ranked in order of polish as a WR, at the moment. If you were to ask me who I thought was most important, I'd have Laquon Treadwell at the top. If you were to ask me who has the highest upside, I'd have James Quick, Kevin Gladney, or Marquez North at the top. This, however, addresses neither question. Enjoy!
Laquon Treadwell IL WR
Eldridge Massington TX WR