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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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maize N��� view ������ michael spath M Michigan���s AllUnderrated Team ichigan���s 17 four- or five-star DL Jibreel Black (2010): Moved insignees this year tie the mark side from weakside end in 2012 and for the most the Maize and started three games among 13 apBlue have ever collected pearances this past seain the era son, tallying three sacks (2002-present), equaling and five tackles for loss. the 17 signed in 2008. DL Frank Clark (2011): U���M had averaged 11 Expected to have a four- or five-stars in the breakout year in 2013, previous 11 classes, and Clark started four times the upper-tier prospects, this past fall, ranking such as five-star tailback first among U-M���s deDerrick Green, create the Running back Mike Hart fensive linemen with most excitement among was a three-star recruit, but nine stops behind the he went on to be a two-time line of scrimmage. the fan base. However, a successful team MVP and Michigan���s LB David Harris (2002): all-time leading rusher. team cannot be made A second-team Allphoto by per kjeldsen up of just the four- and American in 2006, and a five-star standouts. Every team has two-year starter at middle linebacker three- and two-stars that elevate their (2005-06), Harris had 19 tackles for games, providing critical contribuloss among 184 total stops over his tions. Here, then, is a look at the allfinal two seasons. three-star (or less) team since 2002. LB Jake Ryan (2010): Already a twoyear starter at strongside linebacker, ������ Defense Ryan earned second-team All-Big DL Rondell Biggs (2002): A bookend Ten honors this past year after leadto All-American LaMarr Woodley ing U-M in sacks (4.5), tackles for loss on the vaunted 2006 defense, Biggs (16) and tackles (88). had six sacks and eight tackles for LB Desmond Morgan (2011): Only the loss that season, and was a two-year sixth linebacker in school history to starter overall. start as a true freshman, Morgan has DL Greg Banks (2006): Earned a amassed 144 tackles, including 9.5 starting job at defensive end in 2010, for loss, in 16 starts over the past two recording career highs in sacks seasons. (three), tackles for loss (seven) and CB Troy Woolfolk (2007): Alternattotal stops (38). ing between cornerback and safety

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