The Wolverine

March 2014

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Four-star recruit, No. 211 overall pros- pect nationally, No. 14 inside linebacker in the country and No. 7 player in Ohio Ferns is a gym rat and has put on the mass to be physically ready to play as a freshman, already tipping the scales at 6-3 and 235 pounds. With an offsea- son conditioning program and spring practice under his belt, he'll have all the pieces in place to make an impact on the field. While Michigan's linebacker depth means he might take some time to work into the rotation, linebackers are always useful on special teams. 4. Wide receiver Freddy Canteen — early enrollee Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy Four-star recruit, No. 47 wide receiver in the nation and No. 9 player in Maryland Canteen will play in the slot at Mich- igan, and it's been a while since the Maize and Blue have had a player in that position with 6-1, 170-pound size. Canteen is a technician running routes, allowing him to get open against a vari- ety of coverages. Dileo's position as the Paramus (N.J.) Catholic cornerback Jabrill Peppers, who matched Drew Henson as the highest-rated player (No. 3 nationally) to sign with U-M, could see action on defense, special teams and possibly even offense early in his career. PHOTO BY CYLE NUNEMAKER

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