Michigan Football: 2014 Recruiting Class Growing in Momentum

Colan Lamont@clamontsportAnalyst IIAugust 5, 2012

You may be aware than Michigan are still yet to pick up a single 2014 commitment, even after they surely laid out the red carpet for the talented prospects attending the football BBQ last week.

A great sign, though, is that some very talented players are actively seeking offers from Michigan..

There are most likely some very good players who have Michigan atop their list of potential suitors, but I'm going to talk about a few players who are almost definite 5-star prospects this time next year.

The first player who wanted an offer from Michigan (and got one) is Orlando Brown, Jr. of Peachtree Ridge in Georgia.

Keith Niebuhr of 247sports.com (article available to subscribers only) reports that Brown will not start making a list of his top schools until he receives offers from a number of his desired schools, which, of course, include Michigan.

Niebuhr basically says that South Carolina would be the favourites right now, though it is very early.

Brown will surely be impressed with the emphasis that the coaching staff puts on the offensive line, and he should expect an offer to come soon.

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Brown said that he is disappointed to have not made it to Ann Arbor during the last few months but will do so in the future.

Also, he thinks that he would fit the post Denard Robinson pro-style offence.

The 6'9", 360 lbs offensive tackle holds an offer from Ohio State too, and it could be an interesting battle if Michigan enter the fold.

Another star player who apparently finds Michigan an attractive destination is 5-star prospect Jabrill Peppers.

Todd Worly of 247sports.com (subscription required) reports that Peppers said: "I'm definitely going to get to Michigan...Hopefully really soon. I always grew up a Michigan fan, so I want to see it with my eyes if it's all true since it's high on my list."

The cornerback is one of the more exciting 2014 prospects and is already happy to say that Michigan will absolutely be in his top-10 list whenever he gets around to making one.

He is the top ranked cornerback, and Worly reports he will make his decision during his senior year.

Clint Brewster of 247sports.com reports that safety J.R Hunt also is intrigued by Michigan.

The Arizona product in particular wants to hear more from Michigan saying: "I hope I can get some more interest from them."

Brewster reports that Oregon are the big competition at the moment.

Michigan have also been named in the top five of top running back Jalen Hurd alongside Ohio State Vanderbilt, Mississippi and Alabama.

Barton Simmons of 247sports.com reports that Hurd said: "Michigan has had great teams in the past and they like big running backs too."

So despite the lack of commitments so far, it is clear that some big-time players are looking favourably upon Michigan are looked favourably upon by some big-time players.