Today the Michigan Wolverines announced the signing of 25 student athletes.
|Blake Bars||OL||6/5/12||275||Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)|
|Joe Bolden*||LB||6/3/12||230||Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)|
|Ben Braden||OL||6/6/12||319||Rockford, Mich. (Rockford)|
|Jehu Chesson||WR||6/3/12||175||St. Louis, Mo. (Ladue Horton Watkins)|
|Jeremy Clark||DB||6/4/12||195||Madisonville, Ky. (Madisonville North Hopkins)|
|Amara Darboh||WR||6/2/12||200||West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)|
|Devin Funchess||TE||6/4/12||205||Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)|
|Allen Gant||DB||6/2/12||205||Sylvania, Ohio (Southview)|
|Matthew Godin||DT||6/6/12||265||Novi, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central)|
|Willie Henry||DT||6/3/12||273||Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville)|
|Sione Houma||RB||6/1/00||215||Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland)|
|Royce Jenkins-Stone||LB||6/2/12||215||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)|
|Drake Johnson||RB||6/1/12||205||Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)|
|Kyle Kalis||OL||6/5/12||305||Lakewood, Ohio (St. Edward)|
|Erik Magnuson||OL||6/6/12||275||Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)|
|Dennis Norfleet||RB||5/7/12||170||Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King)|
|Mario Ojemudia||DE||6/2/12||220||Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison)|
|Ondre Pipkins||DT||6/3/12||320||Kansas City, Mo. (Park Hill)|
|Terry Richardson||DB||5/9/12||165||Detroit, Mich. (Cass Technical)|
|Kaleb Ringer*||LB||6/1/12||225||Clayton, Ohio (Northmont)|
|James Ross||LB||6/1/12||215||Orchard Lake, Mich. (St. Mary’s Prep)|
|Tom Strobel||DE||6/6/12||265||Mentor, Ohio (Mentor)|
|A.J. Williams||TE||6/6/12||275||Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore)|
|Jarrod Wilson*||DB||6/2/12||190||Akron, Ohio (Buchtel)|
|Christopher Wormley||DE||6/5/12||250||Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer)|
• Eighteen of the 25 players are from Michigan (9) or Ohio (9). Eight states in all are represented: Missouri (2), California, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah.
• According to ESPN.com rankings, Michigan signed the top five prospects and seven of the top eight players from the Wolverine State: Terry Richardson, Royce Jenkins-Stone, Devin Funchess, James Ross, Mario Ojemudia, Ben Braden (7), Matthew Godin (8).
• According to ESPN.com rankings, the Maize and Blue signed four of Ohio’s top nine recruits: Kyle Kalis (4), Joe Bolden (5), Chris Wormley (6), Jarrod Wilson (9).
• Michigan has 13 players in the top 36 of the Midwest 150 according to Scout.com, led by Kyle Kalis at No. 3.
• U-M has four players among the ESPNU 150: Terry Richardson (68), Royce Jenkins-Stone (113), Kyle Kalis (132) and Joe Bolden (142).
• Michigan has nine players in the final Rivals250: Ondre Pipkins (14), Kyle Kalis (22), Erik Magnuson (78) Joe Bolden (111), James Ross (172), Royce Jenkins-Stone (184), Amara Darboh (215), Terry Richardson (224), Dennis Norfleet (236).
• The Wolverines signed nine of the 15 players listed on the Detroit News Dream Team. The group includes six of the top seven recruits.
• Five recruits played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
• Five players are listed at 6-6.
• By Position: 14 Defense – 6 DL, 4 LB, 4 DB; 11 Offense – 4 OL, 2 TE, 2 WR, 3 RB.
• Three players — Joe Bolden, Kaleb Ringer and Jarrod Wilson — enrolled early for U-M’s winter 2012 semester.