By Alexa Dettelbach, Daily Sports Writer
Published October 28, 2013
The 2014 Michigan football recruiting class is ranked sixth in the nation by ESPN. This is the first installment of the Recruiting Rundown where the Daily looks at the weekly performance of the 2014 recruits. Here’s a look at how some of these future Wolverines fared this past weekend in their high-school games:
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Jabrill Peppers, defensive back: Paramus Catholic (N.J.) at Saint Joseph Regional (N.J.) Ranking: ESPN (2) Scout (4)
Peppers recorded eight tackles in his school’s second straight loss.
Drake Harris, running back: Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.) at Caledonia (Mich.) Ranking: ESPN (72) Scout (32)
Harris continues to sit out with a hamstring injury.
Bryan Mone, defensive tackle: Highland (Utah) at Bountiful (Utah) Ranking: ESPN (76) Scout (90)
Mone finished the regular season Friday with 41 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Lawrence Marshall, defensive end: Southfield (Mich.) at Clarkston (Mich.) Ranking: ESPN (112) Scout (106)
Marshall and Southfield head into the playoffs fielding arguably the state’s best defensive front four.
Ian Bunting, tight end: Hinsdale Central (Ill.) vs. Downers Grove North (Ill.) Rankings: ESPN (118) Scout (268)
Bunting has been nursing a shoulder injury the past few weeks, but his team became playoff eligible after Friday’s 20-14 win.
Michael Ferns, linebacker/running back: St. Clairsville (Ohio) at Buckeye Local (Ohio) Ranking: ESPN (123) Scout (175)
Clairsville dominiated Buckeye Local, 53-3, and Ferns finished with four rushes for 22 yards and one touchdown.
Wilton Speight, quarterback: Collegiate School (Va.) vs. Norfolk Academy (Va.) Ranking: ESPN (128) Scout (NR)
Speight threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for another one to lead his team to a 28-6 win.
Chase Winovich, linebacker/running back: Thomas Jefferson (Pa.) at West Mifflin (Pa.) Ranking: (NR)
Winovich rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 dismantling of previously undefeated West Mifflin.
Jared Wangler, linebacker: De La Salle Collegiate (Mich.) vs. Detroit Consortium Prep (Mich.) Ranking: (NR)
Wangler sat out due to injury, but his team went onto win, 42-20.
Maurice Ways, wide receiver: Country Day (Mich.) vs. Brighton (Mich.) Ranking: (NR)
Ways had five receptions for 179 yards — 35.8 yards per catch — and two touchdowns.
Noah Furbush, linebacker: Kenton (Ohio) at Celina (Ohio) Ranking: (NR)
Furbush leads Kenton in sacks, and his team has yet to drop a game this season.
Brady Pallante, defensive tackle: Barron Collier (Fla.) at Gulf Coast (Fla.) Ranking: (NR)
Pallante helped his defense hold Gulf Coast to three points on the night.