The need: critical, two needed.
Texas QB Ryan Mallett (6-7, 240, 4.8) Texarkana Texas. He was a 2005 camper, and will camp again in 2006, as well as possibly visiting in the spring. *He has a U-M offer*, and the competition: Texas of course (he attended several games last fall), and possibly Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma (although he has not talked to the Sooners at all yet). He also lists Baylor, Miami and Texas A&M. He is considered one of the nation's Top Ten juniors.
N.Y. QB Mike Paulus (6-5, 210) Syracuse, N.Y., Christian Brothers Academy. Notre Dame leads for him, but hasn't offered (they are waiting for Jimmy Clausen); U-M is second. *He reportedly has a U-M offer*, and also has offers from Arizona State, Duke, Miami of Ohio, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia, Wake Forest, Wisconsin. He'll make a spring visit to U-M. He plans to make a summer decision.
Vir. QB Peter Lalich (6-4 1/2, 205) from Springfield. The top performing QB at the U.S. Army Combine in January, Lalich now has a U-M offer, as well as offers from Miami, Pitt, UCLA, North Carolina State, Ohio State, and Virginia. He attended the '05 OSU game. He is good friends with Chicago RB Robert Hughes. He is considered a top 100 Junior.
Pa. QB Pat Bostick (6-3, 220) from Manheim Township. As of early Feb. he had offers from Pitt, Louisville, UConn, Rutgers, Ole Miss, and Maryland. As a junior he passed for 2,820 yards (63% completions) and 34 touchdown passes with just six ints. He was a US Army Combine attendee and a U-M Junior day attendee as well. His head coached kicked for U-M. He is considered a top 100 Junior.
Ark. QB Stefan Loucks (6-2, 185) from Little Rock. He attended the N-Ill. game last fall. He has an Auburn offer. As a junior he completed 306-of-496 passes for 4,182 yards and 43 touchdowns.
Pa. QB Chris Whitney (6-3, 215) from Philadelphia St. Joseph's. U-M is his early fav. As a junior he accounted for nearly 2,000 yards of offense and 25 touchdowns.