Wolverine recruiting report: Michigan running backs offered in 2023 class
Michigan’s football program landed a commitment from one of the state’s top 2023 prospects last month in Dexter’s four-star running back Cole Cabana, but the Wolverines likely aren’t done. to add to this position.
Jim Harbaugh’s program has only signed one running back in the 2022 class and will look to replenish the cabinets this cycle. Michigan graduated last year’s workhorse in Hassan Haskins, leaving four scholarship running backs on the roster: Junior Blake Corum, sophomore Donovan Edwards, redshirt freshman Tavierre Dunlap and college student from Freshman CJ Stokes.
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Corum had a breakout year in 2021 and has the potential to leave after the 2022 season.
So who else could team up with Cabana to race in Michigan’s 2023 class? Here are the 15 other running backs the Wolverines have offered so far, according to 247Sports.
Five Star Richard Young, Lehigh Acres (Florida) Senior
Young is the highest-ranked running back this cycle and the No. 18 rookie overall. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder has 52 offers, including from notable powerhouses such as Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Georgia. The Wolverines were offered in April 2021. There are no 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions submitted for Young.
Five Star Rueben Owens, El Campo, Texas
Owens, the No. 2-ranked running back, is also highly coveted with 41 offers. Six of Crystal Ball’s seven predictions are in favor of leaving for Texas.
Four Star Justice Haynes, Roswell, Ga. Holy Trinity Catholic
The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder has offers from across the country, totaling 35. Georgia appears to be the favorite for the No. 3 running back overall, owning both Crystal Ball predictions.
Michigan offered Haynes in April 2021.
Four Star Treyaun Webb, Jacksonville, Florida Trinity Christian Academy
Webb, a former Georgia clerk, is one of the tallest guards in the class at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds. He’s been a top prospect since his freshman year and landed 47 offers. Oklahoma, Florida and South Carolina appear to be the favorites, with each school boasting at least one Crystal Ball prediction.
Four Star Samuel Singleton, Orange Park (Florida) Fleming Island
Singleton is highly ranked at No. 125 overall, but doesn’t boast on the bid list as some of the other fullbacks ranked ahead of him. Michigan offered him in April 2021, and he traveled to Ann Arbor for the Wolverines game against Indiana last November. There are no crystal balls for Singleton yet.
Four Star Kaleb Jackson, Baton Rouge (La.) Liberty Magnet.
Michigan is one of the latest schools to offer Jackson on Jan. 27.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder has 19 total offers, including one from Alabama that arrived this month. There are no crystal balls for Jackson at this point.
Mark Fletcher four star, Fort Lauderdale, Florida American Heritage
Another top running back prospect from Florida, Fletcher has racked up 23 offers, with schools including Alabama, Miami, Penn State, Georgia and Florida in his roster. Miami holds the only crystal ball so far for the No. 137 overall prospect.
Jayden Limar, four-star, Lake Stevens, Washington
Limar is one of Michigan’s top targets in this position, but he’ll have to beat Washington and Notre Dame. Two crystal balls are in favor of Washington, while one is in favor of Notre Dame. Limar, the No. 248 overall rookie, made an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor last fall after receiving an offer in August 2021.
Four Star Sedrick Irvin Jr, Miami, Florida Columbus
Michigan offered the 18th-ranked running back in January 2021, but he’s been contracted to Notre Dame since last September.
Four-star Jeremiah Cobb, Catholic prep from Montgomery, Alabama
Cobb’s recruiting took off this winter, with Michigan being one of a dozen schools to offer him an offer. Global lead #301 has 31 offers in total. No crystal ball was sent.
Four Star Daylan Smothers, Chalotte, NC Julius L. Chambers
Michigan offered Smothers last September, but it’s not one of the few schools to have brought him to campus for a visit. He has 31 offers and there is no crystal ball for him yet.
Three Star Jeremiyah Love, St. Louis (Missouri) Christian Brothers College
Love burst onto the scene this winter, picking up 25 of his 30 offers since Jan. 1, including one from Michigan. The No. 460 overall rookie just visited Ann Arbor last weekend.
Three Star Datrell Jones, West Roxbury Catholic Memorial (Mass.)
Jones has been committed to Boston College since August 2020 and only has three offers. He signed up the same day Michigan proposed him.
Jaden Booker three stars, Naples (Florida) Pametto Ridge
The Wolverines were the third school to offer the No. 577 overall prospect in January 2020. He has as many as eight offers, including Penn State and Nebraska.
Benjamin Hall, Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb
Hall does not yet have a 247Sports Composite ranking. Michigan is one of his eight offers, all of which have arrived since last November.