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June-July 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Michigan is a favorite to land Kevin Easley Jr., a three-star, 6-6 forward from Indianapolis North Central. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM YOUNG BUCKS The Wolverines Are Eyeing Many Class Of 2018 Standouts BY CHRIS BALAS M ichigan has only one class of 2017 pledge to date, but the coaches are off to an early start — as always — in identifying prospects from the sophomore class. One, Indianapolis North Central's Kevin Easley Jr., is the early favorite to get the class off to a good start. Only a three-star for the time being, the 6-6 combo forward and George Hill Rising Stars AAU standout has an impressive list of offers that in- cludes Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Notre Dame, Xavier, Temple, Cincinnati and others. U-M, though, appears to be head and shoulders above the competi- tion. Head coach John Beilein saw him play against rival Indianapolis Lawrence Central during the season and was on hand again in April to watch him work out.

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