As of Feb. 11, 2014, Michigan didn't have a wideout commitment in its 2015 or 2016 classes, making it a bit difficult to project a full roster of receivers.
However, there is a corner in the 2015 haul who could play both ways, and that's Shaun Crawford, a 4-star prospect out of Lakewood St. Edward (Ohio).
At 5'9" and 173 pounds today, Crawford could be near the 190-pound mark during his sophomore or junior year. And again, depending on redshirt status, he'll be either or come 2017.
Perhaps the second coming of Jeremy Gallon on offense, Crawford could very well be the Wolverines' No. 1 slot option three years from now.
Of course, he'll probably be a rock-solid corner as well, making him an invaluable two-way threat for Hoke.
Like his predecessor, Jabrill Peppers, who went No. 1 overall in the 2017 NFL draft, Crawford will be a favorite among coordinators and teammates due to his ability to impact games. And like Peppers, Crawford will help mold a new breed in Ann Arbor: the full-time two-way anchor.
A senior and two-time All-Big Ten mention, Drake Harris should be Speight's No. 1 man. Think Chad Henne to Mario Manningham...but better. Considering Henne and Manningham's chemistry, it's a stretch to think that a combination could top them.
But Speight could end up as one of the conference's top signal-callers, and when aired with all-conference types such as Harris, the sky is the limit. There is a lot to like about Michigan's future pass-and-catch game, and that's mostly due to Speight's potential.
In 2017, Maurice Ways should be a junior or senior, making him yet another candidate for future starter. At 6'4", he embodies the lengthy and athletic receivers Michigan loves to recruit. Seeing him as a strong contributor for Speight is easy.
The class of 2015 prospect is the prize of the Great Lakes State. An in-state tug-of-war should be expected, as Michigan State is also after Brian Cole.
At 6'2" and 190 pounds, the Saginaw Heritage superstar has the lean, sleek frame built for speed, speed and speed.
Bursting onto the scene as a dynamic frosh and then evolving into a post-Jabrill era weapon, Cole should be a legitimate star by the time the fall of 2017 arrives. The junior will already have had two years of playing time, as he skipped the bench and hit the field on Day 1.
Ian Bunting should be a junior who's readying to take over Jake Butt's role. That being said, it'll be an incredibly hard act to follow, as Butt just left as one of the top tight ends of the Hoke era.
Classified as an athlete (primarily RB and OLB), Osa Masina is one of Michigan's most versatile 2015 targets. That being said, once he signs with Hoke, Masina gets moved to tight end.
For one, the Wolverines don't need the 6'4", 218-pounder in the backfield. They're set in the department. A redshirt sophomore in 2017, Masina steps out at 240 pounds, touting a solid set of hands and firm grasp on the tight end position...
and then he and Bunting get to work on undersized defenders.