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Michigan Lands New Receiver Recruit: A Fan’s Take
The Michigan running game will likely remain the focus of the offense next season after dominating for most of 2011, but the passing game is another area that offensive coordinator Al Borges would like to see developed.
The Wolverines added another receiver on Dec. 21 as Missouri's Jehu Chesson committed to Michigan according to an article on the Detroit Free Press' website.
For Michigan, the verbal commitment from the St. Louis native Chesson makes him the second player in his position group for the 2012 class, which is coming together nicely for the Wolverines.
They are now #3 in the nation in the Rivals/Yahoo rankings after the commitment. Chesson is only a three-star prospect but Michigan fans know well that star rankings are often not the be-all, end-all of recruiting.
After all, former star Braylon Edwards was a three-star at the same position who made huge plays and left after having earned the famed #1 jersey on the Wolverines.
Considering how strong Oklahoma State has been on offense in recent years, particularly with its explosive passing game, it's an excellent sign that Chesson, who has great size at 6-foot-3 that coach Brady Hoke is looking for, has committed to UM.
The Cowboys may not be at the same level as a top SEC team or Texas or Oklahoma in terms of overall prestige over a long period of time but they have trusted talent scouts, especially on offense, and Iowa and Missouri also are known for having very good receivers.
Michigan now has a pretty solid depth chart at wide receiver, although they could use a star to sign up and make things complete. Amarah Darboh could be that guy, a four-star the Wolverines gained a commitment from prior to Chesson, or Michigan could continue to hunt for another top prospect.
For now, however, the strength of the running game means Michigan is more than fine with their current group of receivers, especially with Daryl Stonum likely to come back next season to round out the corps.
Nick Meyer is a lifelong Michigan fan from metro Detroit.
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