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National Signing Day Preview: Michigan 2015 class prediction

We are less than a day away from the 2015 class being inked and official. These are our best guesses for who will sign on the dotted line and fax their commitments officially in.

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Wednesday marks the day where Michigan's 2015 football recruiting class will finally be set in stone and be the end of a wild few weeks for Jim Harbaugh and the new coaching staff. We take our best guess at what the final product will look like when the dust settles tomorrow.

Current commits in italics

*= denotes early enrollees


4* Zach Gentry

Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico) flipped his pledge from Texas and was Harbaugh's second commit following his hiring and gave the Wolverines another piece to add to their quarterback battle both this fall and into the future. The 6-7, 230 pound signal-caller displays both an elite arm and mobility in the pocket.

4* Alex Malzone*

Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) committed back in May 2014 after former offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier watched him throw in person. He worked his tail off for an offer from the Wolverines and committed on the spot when he received it.

Running backs

4* Mike Weber

I'm going bold here and predicting that Weber (Detroit, Michigan) will end up flipping from Ohio State to Michigan. As many are aware, he committed to the Wolverines back in August but then decommitted after Brady Hoke was fired and chose the Buckeyes in December. Harbaugh and staff have been hot on his trail and Weber has had plenty of time to reaffirm his commitment to Urban Meyer and has not to this point. That could speak volumes about where this is headed.

Wide receivers

4* Van Jefferson

Jefferson (Brentwood, Tennessee) was offered late last week and took his official visit to Michigan, which by all accounts had him describing it as feeling like "home." He is currently committed to Ole Miss, but has ties to the area, as he grew up in the area while his father, Shawn Jefferson, played and coached for the Detroit Lions.

3* Grant Perry

Perry, a high school teammate and favorite target of Alex Malzone, finally received that elusive scholarship offer from the Wolverines on Sunday night and promptly decommitted from Northwestern. He has always been an insta-commit candidate with an offer from Michigan. Now that has happened, and he will more than likely end up a member of this class.

Offensive linemen

4* Grant Newsome

Newsome (Trenton, New Jersey) is a very solid offensive tackle prospect that committed back in June. He has never wavered in his commitment to Michigan throughout the process and should be a solid addition to an offensive line group that needs depth.

3* Jon Runyan Jr.

Runyan (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a legacy commit who pledged to the Wolverines way back in June 2013. He could be a sleeper prospect for down the road.

3* Nolan Ulizio

Ulizio (West Chester, Ohio), who recently received a bump to a third-star on the major recruiting services, was offered by the new staff after checking out his film, which he absolutely flattens the man across from him nearly every snap. He is listed as a tackle, but could very well move to the inside. Looks to be a depth piece.

Defensive linemen

3* Reuben Jones

Jones (Lakeland, Florida) was the first commit of the Harbaugh era while on his official visit to Ann Arbor. Jones is a bit undersized, but displays a good motor and could play himself into the rotation if he adds bulk to his frame.

Defensive backs

4* Tyree Kinnel

Kinnel (Dayton, Ohio) has been committed to the program since August 2013. The safety has a nose for the football and is a nice addition to a secondary loaded with playmakers.


4* Brian Cole*

Cole (Saginaw, Michigan) could play either wide receiver or defensive back at Michigan, but regardless should be a nice player in time and is one of the more underrated athletes in the country. He is currently on campus as an early enrollee along with Malzone

4* Tyrone Wheatley Jr.

Wheatley (Manlius, New York) has been a prospect that many have had going to Michigan far before Harbaugh or his father, Tyrone Sr., were hired to coach at Michigan. The 6-6, 260 pound athlete could play either tight end or defensive end, and it's even possible that he could add more weight and end up on the offensive line.

Kicking specialists

2* Andrew David

David (Massilon, Ohio) was the first commit of this class and boasts one of the best legs in the country. Will be in the competition for both the kicker and punter spots immediately.

Potential surprises

The biggest prospect still on the board for the Wolverines is five-star cornerback Iman Marshall, who will make his decision at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. While Harbaugh has thrown Michigan into the mix for him, it is still hard to imagine him going anywhere but USC.

Four-star tight end Chris Clark has arguably been Michigan's top target since Harbaugh was hired, but things seem to be trending the way of UCLA. His best fit for playing time and style seems to be Michigan, but that does not look like a huge concern to him.

That being said, if either of these two were to choose Michigan, it would not be a huge shock. We'll have to wait and see what happens.