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2015 WR David Dowell, a BCS-level prospect, intrigues Michigan

The 2014 recruiting class is shaping up to be one of Michigan's best classes ever. However, the 2015 class could be just as good, if Michigan lands wide receiver David Dowell.

2015 wide receiver David Dowell has garnered plenty of interest from Big Ten schools.
2015 wide receiver David Dowell has garnered plenty of interest from Big Ten schools.

Drake Harris and Maurice Ways will play wide receiver for Michigan in 2014, but that corps may strength, as the Wolverines are looking at another talented receiver from the 2015 class.

Saint Edward receiver David Dowell (Lakewood, Oh.), who will camp at Michigan in June, was visited by defensive coordinator Greg Mattison a few weeks ago.

WolverineNation writer Chantel Jennings captured a quote from Dowell about Mattison’s visit, and she noted how Dowell’s coach thinks the wide out should play in the Midwest.

"(Mattison) said the staff was impressed with his film but would like to see more of him, thus, the camp appearance," Jennings posted Thursday. "He doesn’t have any offers yet but is getting lots of Big Ten interest, and his coach believes he’s a Big Ten player."

Dowell, as Jennings alluded to, has interest from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound four-star junior deserves all of that interest, too, according to one writer who described Dowell’s game.

"Dowell is a long, lean wide receiver who was able to run past defenders and show good hands," Scout national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu wrote May 8. "(He’s a) nice, athletic prospect who looks like a BCS-level prospect."

Dowell will camp at Penn State on June 1 and Northwestern on June 7.

His teammate, 2015 defensive back Shaun Crawford, already holds an offer from Michigan, and Saint Edward is also the alma mater of Michigan freshman offensive lineman Kyle Kalis. Michigan definitely has inroads built in at that school.