The Wolverine

August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  michigan recruiting Triumvirate At The Top? New Orleans St. Augustine tailback Leonard Fournette, the nation's No. 3 player according to, claims legitimate interest in U-M. I n Paramus (N.J.) Catholic five-star cornerback Jabrill Peppers, Michigan's coaches have a pledge from the No. 2 player nationally according to No program has ever reeled in's top two players nationally, but Michigan is in good position to do just that. The Wolverines are in excellent shape to land Woodbridge (Va.) High defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, who is the nation's top prep prospect. There has been some shakeup among his favorites — he dropped Virginia Tech and South Carolina from his top five, and now holds a top three consisting of Michigan, Alabama and photo courtesy Florida — but the Wolverines have been the constant. While Hand doesn't claim that the Wolverines top his list, he has eliminated the previous toughest competition, Virginia Tech. He plans to officially visit Ann Arbor for the Notre Dame game Sept. 7. That's not all, either. While the chances are lower with New Orleans St. Augustine tailback Leonard Fournette, the country's third-best player also claims legitimate interest in the Wolverines. Fournette plans to visit Ann Arbor — either officially or unofficially — whenever he gets the opportunity.

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