The Wolverine

February 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  prep profiles Elite Linebacker Looking At The Wolverines The Wolverines have had success re- are his footwork and abilities in covcruiting the Lone Star State, bringing erage," analyst Adam in former wide receivers Darryl Sto- Friedman said. "He is able to keep num and Terrence Robinson, former up with almost everyone he goes up defensive back Troy Woolfolk and red- against and is very good at jamming shirt junior quartight ends at the Malik Jefferson terback Russell line and bumping Bellomy in recent ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ running backs off years. However, Ralph H. Poteet High School their routes." head coach Brady Mestuie, Texas Whether he's Hoke and his staff Class: 2015 interested in have yet to sign a Position: Linebacker Michigan is anplayer from Texas. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 208 other matter. The T h a t c o u l d Rankings: No.  2 outside four-star insists change in Febru- linebacker in the country and No.  20 that the Maize ary 2015. and Blue will overall player nationally Mesquite (Texas) have a chance to Poteet outside linebacker Malik Jef- land him. It could come down to takferson is one of four Texans in the ing a visit to Michigan to determine rising senior class with an offer from whether the Wolverines will remain the Wolverines. Offensive line coach in the mix until the end. He plans to Darrell Funk broke the news back in use one of his officials to visit Ann the spring. Arbor, if he can't make it up before his "I called Coach Funk, and he actu- senior year. ally told me, so we got that all cleared "I'm not sure yet when I'll take some out," Jefferson said. "He just told me visits," he said. "I'm still working on that it was rare to get an offer from it. Right now I'm just kind of getting any school, and especially Michigan. used to recruiting, so we'll see what I told him it's an honor to get an of- happens as I go along. I definitely fer from there. I know that they have want to do officials before I make my great tradition there, and it's really a college commitment. I'm going to do college town. It was pretty cool to get that process and have fun with that. an offer from Michigan." You only get to do it one time. The 6-3, 208-pounder participated "I just want to see what it's like at in the Dallas Rivals Camp last sum- Michigan. I've never been that far up mer and followed it up with a top North. It should be pretty interesting." performers honor at the Rivals UnderIf Michigan impresses, they'll have classmen Challenge. a shot at one of the nation's best line"Jefferson has a great build, and backers. the best things about Jefferson's game — Tim Sullivan

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