The Wolverine

March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue Jaron Dukes Already Feels Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry Jaron Dukes requires no primer on MichiganOhio State. When you come out of Columbus and make your college destination Ann Arbor, you���re reminded at every turn about the jarring change ahead. ���Everybody gave me a hard time ��� every single day,��� Dukes said with a laugh, regarding his choice to become a Wolverine. ���If they have an opportunity to give me a hard time about it, they will. It���s fun. It���s all fun and games, nothing really hateful. ���They kept telling me, ���Why would you want to go all the way up into Canada?������ The 6-4 Dukes knows a little something about going up and getting the football, regardless of his precise locale. He garnered 31 catches Dukes pulled in 31 catches for 553 yards and nine touchfor 553 yards and nine downs as a senior. photo by Lon Horwedel touchdowns as a senior, numbers held down by an injury most productive that we used with to the team���s starting quarterback, him, and let him run after the catch,��� according to Marion-Franklin head Haffele said. ���Obviously, he���s got to coach Brian Haffele. get bigger, stronger, faster ��� that���s ���Everyone always played him for the nature of the beast. his vertical threat in high school, ���He probably needs to work on his so his short routes were always the route-running ability, going against

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