Michigan Football: Projecting the Final 5 Recruits of the 2012 Class
Michigan's spectacular 2012 recruiting class is coming to an end, as it looks like only five more players will be taken.
But who will those five be?
People have tried to speculate endlessly, but obviously nobody knows for sure.
Here is a projection of the five most likely candidates, ranked simply by talent.
5. Sam Grant (Tight End): North Royalton, Ohio
Sam Grant didn't come into the picture as a realistic candidate until very recently.
A big reason is because of the decommitment of Pharaoh Brown, who stated that he wanted to play tight end in college.
Another reason is because of the continuous speculation that A.J. Williams will develop into an offensive lineman in college.
Whatever the reason, Grant looks like a realistic option for Michigan's class at this point.
He's not very highly rated, and isn't a hot target or anything, so he may not be too appealing to fans. He is from Ohio, though, and it's always good to pull kids from there.
Plus, he is absolutely huge, standing 6'6" and weighing 240 pounds, and has the perfect body for the kind of tight end that the coaches want.
Grant is actually currently committed to Boston College, but that doesn't mean that he won't end up elsewhere.
Even though Michigan already has Devin Funchess and A.J. Williams at tight end in this class, don't be surprised if Grant is added as a third tight end.
4. Jehu Chesson (Wide Receiver): St. Louis, Missouri
Again, even though Michigan is in desperate need of receivers, Jehu Chesson isn't the top choice for most fans.
He seems to be a solid player, but definitely isn't the best receiver Michigan is in contention for.
However, with the recent commitment of playmaker Amara Darboh, it lessens the pressure for Michigan to nab another big-time receiver.
The thing that is really appealing about Chesson is that he stands 6'3".
With height like that, he seems destined to be a dangerous red-zone threat.
He has narrowed his list down to Iowa, Northwestern and Michigan, and a commitment will be coming within the next two weeks.
It would be a surprise if he didn't pick Michigan.
3. Bri'onte Dunn (Running Back): Canton, Ohio
What can possibly be said about Bri'onte Dunn that hasn't already?
Michigan and Ohio State are both in a fierce competition to land him, even though Ohio State technically already has. Everyone knows that his verbal to the Bucks may not mean a whole lot at this point though.
With Urban Meyer now at Ohio State, things have only gotten more complicated for Dunn.
Should he stay there and play in a spread offense, or come to Michigan and play in a pro-style, for which he is much better-suited?
He stands 6'2" and weighs 215 pounds, and could realistically be Michigan's running back of the future.
However, he remains torn between the two schools, and each has just as good of a chance of landing him as the other.
2. Yuri Wright (Cornerback): Ramsey, New Jersey
Yuri Wright is one of the best corners in the country, and seemingly countless schools are after him.
However, he has narrowed his list down, and Michigan is one of the finalists.
That wasn't the case a few weeks ago, though, as it looked like Michigan's chances of landing Wright were slim.
Some things happened, though, as Michigan lost a cornerback in Anthony Standifer, opening the door for a replacement and Wright is certainly a candidate.
Michigan is in good position for Wright, although he's already visited Colorado.
Home-state Rutgers is also making a push.
With Standifer gone, Michigan's only cornerback in this class is Terry Richardson.
If they can land Wright, he and Richardson would form a dangerous duo for years to come.
1. Joshua Garnett (Offensive Lineman): Puyallup, Washington
Michigan already has literally the best group of offensive linemen committed in the country, and adding Garnett would only make the group better.
Garnett is just as good, or better, than guys like Kyle Kalis and Erik Magnuson.
With Michigan's offensive line depth being as poor as it is, the coaches will take as many linemen as they can.
Some fans may hope to get Zach Banner, but the chances of that happening are basically zero.
However, if they don't get Garnett, Jordan Diamond is still an option, as is Alex Kozan.
Either way, the group of offensive linemen Michigan is bringing in is outstanding, and finishing it off with Garnett would make it even better.