Michigan Football adds kicker to 2013 recruiting class

Michigan Football

Michigan Football added kicker JJ McGrath (Macomb, Michigan) to their 2013 recruiting class. McGrath will be a preferred walk-on and is slated to receive a full scholarship when Brendan Gibbons completes his final season of eligibility this year.

McGrath has a big leg and booted a 57 yard field goal for his Lutheran North High School team this season. He actually grew up in Holt, Michigan and was a fan of the Spartans. He’s now a Michigan man and has the potential to be an outstanding kicker at the collegiate level.

Michigan has 26 commits with two more slots to fill in their 2013 class. One of those slots is being reserved for 5-star running back Derrick Green, who will announce on January 26th. The other spot could end up being tight end Durham Smythe (Belton, Texas). The big, 6-foot-6, 230 pounder is 4-star prospect and is ranked the #6 tight end in the nation by ESPNU. Smythe is scheduled for an official visit to Michigan and is also considering Stanford and Notre Dame.

Notes

5-star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has committed to Ole Miss

2014 Detroit Cass Tech defensive back Damon Webb committed to Ohio State

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Here is Michigan’s complete 2013 commitment list.

Player
Pos.
Hometown
Hgt./Wgt.
Ranking
Notes
Kyle BoschOLWheaton, Illinois6-5/2854-starUSA Today 2nd team All-American
Jake ButtTEPickerington, Ohio6-5/2204-starUS Army All-American
Taco CharltonDEPickerington, Ohio6-6/2404-starSemper Fidelis All-American
David DawsonOLDetroit, Michigan6-4/2824-starConsidered the #1 offensive guard in the country by ESPNU
Reon DawsonCBTrotwood, Ohio6-1/1753-starA high school teammate of Linebacker commit Mike McCray II
Ross DouglasCBAvon, Ohio5-10/1804-star2013 Semper Fidelis All-American
Jaron DukesWRColumbus, Ohio6-5/195NRJunior season stats: 36 catches for 670 yards and 7 TDs
Chris FoxOLParker, Colorado6-6/3004-starRanked #46 overall by rivals.com and a member of the ESPNU 150
Ben GedeonLBHudson, Ohio6-3/2154-starRated as the #8 ILB by rivals.com
Derrick GreenRBRichmond, Virginia6-0/2205-starRanked the #1 RB in the nation by rivals and scout
Delano HillSDetroit, Michigan6-0/1984-starRanked the #23 safety by rivals.com
Khalid HillTEDetroit, Michigan6-2/2303-starHauled in 29 passes for 448 yards and 6 TDs as a junior
Maurice Hurst Jr.DTWestwood, Massachusetts6-2/2754-starRated the #23 DT by scout.com
Da'Mario JonesWRWestland, Michigan6-2/1853-star
Patrick KuglerOLWexford, PA6-5/2805-starIs ranked #54 overall by rivals. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
Jourdan LewisCBDetroit, Michigan5-11/1704-starUS Army All-American
Mike McCrayLBTrotwood, Ohio6-4/2304-starRanked #44 overall by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
JJ McGrathKMacomb, Michigan6-3/228Preferred walk-on
Shane MorrisQBWarren, Michigan6-3/1855-starConsidered the top QB recruit in the class of 2013
Henry PoggiDTBaltimore, Maryland6-4/2605-star1st team USA Today All-American
Dan SamuelsonOLPlymouth, IN6-5/2853-starCan play tackle of guard
Wyatt ShallmanATHNovi, Michigan6-3/2554-starIs considered the #1 ranked fullback by scout.com
Deveon SmithRBWarren, Ohio5-11/1954-starRanked #53 overall by scout.com
Channing StriblingSMathews, NC6-2/1702-starHad 6 interceptions and 14 PBUs as a junior
Scott SypniewskiLSOttawa, Illinois6-1/2303-starRanked the #2 long snapper in the country
Dymonte ThomasSAlliance, Ohio6-1/1755-starUS Army All-American
Logan Tuley-TillmanOTPeoria, Illinois6-7/2954-starUnder Armor All-American
Csont'e YorkWRHarper Woods, Michigan6-3/1853-starHe is ranked the #67 WR by scout.com