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FRR updates you on the very latest Michigan football recruiting rumblings. Will Michigan offer the next Colin Kaepernick? How good are Michael Ferns and his brother? That and more.

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The Ferns Family is Good at Football

Michael Ferns is probably the top linebacker in Michigan's 2014 class, which includes four of them. He and his little brother combine to form an unstoppable tackling crew for St. Clairsville in Ohio:

Two defenders shut down more than half of their opposition's plays. Brendan Ferns is a 2016 prospect to remember, already standing at 6'3", 205 pounds despite only being a sophomore in high school. He'll be a SAM/WDE 'tweener if he does end up having the talent to play D1 football.

Michigan and OSU are Recruiting Rivals?!

ESPN reaffirms something that Ohio State fans wouldn't admit if you paid them to:

Yes, Michigan has taken talent from Ohio that OSU really did want, and OSU has taken valuable players out of Michigan. Do you see how honesty works, Buckeyes?

Michigan In Top Group for Dillman

Five-star quarterback Kevin Dillman is much more interested in Michigan than many of us knew:

Michigan and Nebraska are his Top 2. If Michigan offers, the Wolverines could likely land a commitment this winter or spring.

That's big news considering Michigan's need for a passer in the class. Dillman reminds me a lot of Colin Kaepernick, possessing a ton of explosiveness and an NFL arm. He's raw in the passing department, but can you imagine how good he could be in three or so years after he develops? I'd like to see Michigan offer Dillman, but the staff will take its time.

General Notes and Multimedia Items

Michigan running back target Mike Weber looks good through three games (terrible hip-hop coming your way):

Weber's combination of quickness and power for his build will suit him well in college.

Offensive tackle commitment Juwann Bushell-Beatty has some highlights up on Hudl.

Michigan is taking a long look at ATH Jordan Cronkrite:

"I've been getting consistent mail from Michigan both at school and at home since the contact period started," he said. "A lot of it is about wanting me to come up for a game and that they like what they've seen in me this year. Basically that they're interested."

Cronkrite is a three-star who holds a high four-star's offer sheet: Alabama and Clemson are both coming after him. Michigan is probably pursuing him as a running back.