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June-July 2012

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FOOTBALL RECRUITING gan's other current commitments could receive a similar honor. Al- though he's ranked the No. 44 player nationally (outside the top 25-30, the range where five-star honors typically stop), Trotwood, Ohio, linebacker Mike McCray has impressed this spring and could move up in the rankings. Mc- Cray will be in attendance at the Ri- vals Five-Star Challenge June 22-24 in Atlanta, and has the chance to further improve his chances at top rankings. Parker (Colo.) Ponderosa four-star mitment list lacks top-end rankings, the Wolverines have a chance to pick up a five-star prospect without any changes to their commitment list. War- ren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Shane Morris is currently the No. 16 overall player in the nation, but just a four-star prospect. When the pool of five-star prospects expands from its current 11 players, it's highly likely that Morris will pick up the honor. It's also possible that some of Michi- Although Michigan's current com- SEALING THE DEAL rankings, without landing another commit. improve its chance at landing a top class nationally is to add more highly ranked prospects. U-M is in on a num- ber of four- and five-star talents and needs to land some of those players. Michigan was in a similar situation The surefire way for Michigan to FINISHING STRONG U-M commit Mike McCray, who is listed as a four-star recruit and the nation's No. 44 player by, has impressed this spring and could move up the rankings. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM offensive tackle Chris Fox — currently ranked No. 46 nationally — will also be at the event, with a chance to bump up his rankings. players are guaranteed to earn five-star status, it's possible that one or all of them will. That could give Michigan a major boost in the Although none of these three in the 2012 recruiting cycle, but the Wolverines couldn't close on the likes of offensive linemen Jordan Diamond and Joshua Garnett (who picked Auburn and Stanford, respectively), and cornerback Armani Reeves (who signed with Ohio State). Had Michi- gan landed one or more of those pros- pects, the No. 7 class nationally could have been an even stronger one. The key to 2013 is to turn those near misses into Michigan commitments. With a strong first year in Ann Arbor on their résumé and a solid base to start, Michigan's coaches have a good chance to reel in many of those pros- pects. In February, that could mean an honor Michigan hasn't received since the Internet era of recruiting began: the country's top class. ❑ BIG HOUSE NIGHT GAME PANORAMIC PRINT Michigan vs. Notre Dame Sept. 10, 2011 Michigan Stadium AVAILABLE FRAMED OR UNFRAMED: QTY. ITEM# Unframed print size 13.5 x 40 on Grade "A", pH neutral heavy art stock. — $30 each Standard framed print (pictured above) is mounted and backed by foam core in a black aluminum frame with glass. — $89 ea. Deluxe framed print (see inset) is double-matted in team colors in 1" wide aluminum textured frame with glass — $199 ea. THE WOLVERINE • P.O. BOX 2331 • DURHAM, NC 27702 • 1-800-421-7751 • DESCRIPTION PRICE #1378-UN Big House Night Game - Unframed #1378-FR Standard Framed: $16.00 Ea. Deluxe Framed: FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING Unframed: $12.00 Ea. $30.00 ea. Big House Night Game - Standard Frame $89.00 ea. #1378-DELUXE Big House Night Game - Deluxe Frame $199.00 ea. Subtotal Sales Tax: NC 6.75%, IN 7%, MI 6% Shipping & Handling (see chart) TOTAL Returns not related to damage are subject to a restocking fee. Prints are dropshipped direct from the manufacturer. 56 THE WOLVERINE JUNE/JULY 2012 TOTAL o My check or money order made payable to THE WOLVERINE is enclosed. o Please charge to my: o Visa o MasterCard o AmEx o Discover (Charges Will Appear On Your Statement As Coman Publishing Co.) Card No._________________________________________________ Exp. Date ___________ Name___________________________________________________________ CVN# ______ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City________________________________________ State______ Zip __________________ Daytime Phone # (_______) ___________________________________________________

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