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June-July 2013 - Wolverine

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  michigan recruiting All-Star Selections M ichigan's coaches are used to recruiting the best players in the nation, and the upcoming class is no exception. A number of the 2014 U‑M commitments are already in line to participate in national all-star contests. accepted invitations to the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Salt Lake City High‑ land defensive tackle Bryan Mone has received an invitation, but has not accepted it yet. The other nationally acclaimed AllAmerica game is the U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl, which takes place in San Antonio. Michigan won't be shut out of that one, either. Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake offensive lineman Mason Cole has already pledged to participate in that game. That leaves only two Michigan commits who have yet to receive invitations to one of the showcase games. Hinsdale (Ill.) Central tight end Ian Bunting and Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day wide re‑ ceiver Maurice Ways will likely get a post-season invitation — if not to the Army or Under Armour Game, then to one of the other national contests. Elite Camps Richmond (Va.) Collegiate School quarter‑ back Wilton Speight is one of the five U‑M commitments that have accepted an invita‑ tion to play in the Under Armour All-America Game next January. photo courtesy Richmond (Va.) Collegiate School quarterback Wilton Speight, St. Clairsville (Ohio) linebacker Michael Ferns, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic offen‑ sive lineman Juwan Bushell-Beatty and Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian wide receiver Drake Harris have all In its inaugural season, the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour brought out some of the nation's best talent to 15 regional events around the nation. Rivals hosted camps in Atlanta, New Jersey and Southern California, among the stops coast to coast. There were also four held in the Midwest: Cincinnati, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago. Michigan's focus on locking down the home base in recruiting means that those camps that took place within the region brought out many of

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