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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Gameday Prediction

I absolutely hate this type of game. When you look at a team like Illinois, you think back to the pre-season hype and you just know they have to bounce back one week, you just hope its not this week.

Everything seems to point to an Illinois victory....

-Ron Zook needs to prove himself after receiving a vote of confidence

-The players want to rally behind Zook and salvage the season

-Michigan is in a slump, both QB's playing poorly. Brandon Minor not 100%

-Its at Illinois, Michigan have lost both away games this year.

Despite this, if Michigan plays to its potential, it could win this game. I think it will be close, Michigan need to hassle  the Illini QB early on, don't let whoever it is get into a rhythm. If the secondary holds reasonably strong, and Michigan can get the running game going, they could easily win this game. 

Gameday Prediction: Michigan-31, Illinois-21

Friday, 30 October 2009

Who's Left? (Linebackers)

I put this post off for a while, thought I should finally do it now, seen as not much else has happened today. This is the last in the "Who's left" for Michigan series. Linebacker play has been alright this season, or maybe it just hasn't had much focus put on it due to the play of the secondary, and the lack of depth on the d-line? Either way Michigan could use some new talent here, especially at OLB to maximize the blitz packages that is meant to be the foundation of the Greg Robinson defense? Michigan isn't really in the mix for any middle LB's, at least not after Troy Gloster and Khairi Fortt committed to other schools, but here's who's left on the board.

- OLB Aramide Olaniyan (Woodberry Forest, VA), Michigan is most likely leading for the former Duke commit, although I don't think there has been any official confirmation of this. The four star OLB is rated #9 at the position by scout.com. He visited UM for the ND game and loved it, he will be back in December for an official visit. If all goes well there, he'll be a Michigan player in 2010.

Chances of signing with UM: 60%

- OLB Christian Jones (Winter Park, FL), once thought to be a Florida State lean, he expressed this week that its wide open, with as many as eight schools still in it. However he did say he wants to go to the Michigan-Ohio State match, and generally he seems very interested in Michigan. He's the #6 OLB on scout.com, securing either him or Olaniyan would be great for UM. Still a long way to go in this one, but Michigan could hang in there until the end.

Chances of signing with UM: 20% 

That's pretty much it for Michigan in this class, you could argue that Josh Furman should be classed as a linebacker as well, and let's not also forget that UM already has commitments from Antonio Kinard and Ken Wilkins. 



Thursday, 29 October 2009

Tony Jefferson Update

Jefferson, a UCLA commit will be taking three more visits this fall, including Michigan. The four star athlete has interest in Florida and Miami along with the Maize and Blue.

He was initially planning to visit Michigan for the Purdue game, but flights were unavailable, so he will be in Ann Arbor for "The Game" against Ohio State on November 21st. He's mentioned that Michigan were persistent in their recruiting, not giving up even after he committed to the Bruins.

Jefferson continues to re-evaluate things, such as distance to home, which was originally a key factor for the California prospect. He is still trying to set up the Miami visit, but he will be visiting Florida on November 28th for their match against Florida State.

I have a feeling he won't end up at UCLA. 

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Looking Ahead

Michigan has two home games left, against Purdue and Ohio State. At the start of the season most UM fans would have considered a home fixture against Purdue as a guaranteed win, however the Boilermakers have had a pretty good year, highlighted by a shock win against OSU.

Purdue will come to Ann Arbor on November 7th, and two possible visitors for this game are defensive players Bobby Swigert and UCLA commit Tony Jefferson. Jefferson is rated very highly by all major recruiting sites, he previously planned a trip to Ann Arbor before suddenly committing to the Bruins in early summer. He will be visiting either Michigan or Miami that weekend.

Looking beyond this to the OSU game, which will have stacks of recruits, including 2011 RB Demetrius Hart from Florida. Hart has always had UM in the lead, and after this visit he could well be committing to the Wolverines. He'll be visiting with his teammates Kenny Shaw (2010 WR) and Hasean Clinton Dix (2011 S/LB). I'll give an update OSU recruits list closer to the game, as we've learned this year, plans can change.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Anthony Barr down to two

Five Star running back Anthony Barr has left Michigan out of his final two schools, instead selecting UCLA and Notre Dame. USC and Cal were also in the mix for the talented prospect.

His father played at Notre Dame, so they have been the favorites from the start, however I didn't expect him to cut three other schools so fast.


Monday, 26 October 2009

Penn State Reactions

Michigan suffered a beating at the hands of the Nittany Lions last Saturday, and the result of it wasn't just another loss. I think most people knew Penn State was a better team than Michigan, but losing in that manner was unexpected. 

Seantrel Henderson wasn't at the game, as far as I know. If he was lurking in the crowd somewhere, I'm sure he would have been reasonably impressed......with Penn State. 

2010 Safety Carvin Johnson was one of the few main visitors at the game, and surprisingly enough he came away impressed with Michigan. Johnson is a real sleeper prospect, he's unrated by scout and rivals, however Michigan have been on his trail for a long time. He received an offer from the Wolverines in the spring, and the interest in him hasn't slowed down since. Michigan was Johnson's first official visit, and after it UM are #1 on his list. 

Johnson is known, or should be known for his hard hitting style of play, along with great ball skills. A decision won't come until after Christmas, but he's one of very few positive stories of the weekend for UM. 

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Gameday Predictions

Penn State are a strong team, but they have several flaws on both sides of the ball, giving Michigan a serious chance to win this one at home.

Firstly Penn State's O-line is pretty inexperienced, as are their wide receivers. On defense, the weakpoint (like Michigan's) is the secondary, which lost all starters from last year. 

Michigan will be boosted by the return of center David Molk, however Brandon Minor and Carlos Brown will not be 100% which is a huge loss, considering Minor had a strong game against the Nittany Lions last year.

If Tate Forcier gets on a roll at the start, Michigan could quite easily find themselves with an early lead, but they have to contain Evan Royster and Daryll Clark, Penn State's top offensive players. This one could go either way, but I have a feeling Michigan might just win it.

Gameday Prediction: Michigan 24, Penn State 20

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Flowers cuts Michigan

Four Star safety Marquis Flowers has named his final five schools, unfortunately Michigan was not one of them. Flowers was a possible visitor for the Ohio State weekend, but now he'll be focusing on five others.

Notre Dame, USC, ASU, Arizona and UCLA will fight it out for scout.com's #13 Safety, who could also play running back at the next level.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sharrif Floyd....

This guy just can't make his mind up! Yesterday I said "Its been an ongoing battle to get Floyd on campus this fall, and I won't be celebrating until he's actually there!" Well I'm glad I put that, because Floyd's plans for this weekend appear to have changed...for the 3rd time. 

First he was set to go to Michigan, then South Carolina, then Michigan again....now its....Ohio State??? GoBlueWolverine (scout.com) spoke with Floyd yesterday, and he hopes to re-arrange with both UM and S Carolina, but OSU should be his visit this weekend. 

Hugely annoying, I really shouldn't post anything about him until signing day!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Penn State Game

South Carolina think Five Star DT Sharrif Floyd will be visiting them this weekend, and why wouldn't they? After all ESPN said so...

But apparently Floyd will be in Ann Arbor for the Penn State match after re-confirming it with GoBlueWolverine (scout.com). Its been an ongoing battle to get Floyd on campus this fall, and I won't be celebrating until he's actually there! In other news, it turns out Seantrel Henderson's visit will be an official this weekend to Ann Arbor. 

This hopefully shows how serious Henderson is about Michigan, and how good our chances are with him. Let's just hope the team can put on a show.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Gameday Predictions

Delaware State.....should be the biggest win of the season. I hope they don't play Forcier to be honest, I'd rather he be fully rested for next week's big game against Penn State. Denard Robinson, despite some poor decisions this year is more than capable of beating Delaware State.

I hear Forcier will start, but expect Shoelace to get a lot of snaps, throwing the football frequently. Michigan can't lose this game, it just can't happen. Brandon Minor showed last week what he is capable of, against a supposedly strong Iowa defense. If Minor was 100% for the whole season, he could easily be the leading rusher in the league. 

The score could be anything from 30-50 points in Michigan's favor, although I do expect Delaware State to score once or twice. Look for Brandon Graham to cause havoc on the defensive line, as well as Donovan Warren locking down his receiver. However, I do hope all UM's top players get rested at some point in the game, let's not have a Tebow incident, i.e we're up by 24 points and our best players go down hurt.

Gameday Prediction: Michigan 56, Delaware State 16


Friday, 16 October 2009

Hold the phone?

Earlier this week scout.com sources announced that Sharrif Floyd would be visiting Michigan on October 24th for the Penn State game. Floyd's coach has just told ESPN that he will be on an official visit to South Carolina that day....

ESPN affiliate Web site NittanyNetwork.com spoke with one of Floyd's coach, Mike White, who said, "He's going to South Carolina Oct. 24. He's talking about going to Penn State Nov. 7."

This is hugely disappointing for Michigan fans, as Floyd is the top DT left on our board, and now it seems like he won't be making a trip to Ann Arbor, assuming this coach of his is right. 

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Henderson Quote

"I love that place, RR and the staff down there make you feel like you never left home. It makes you feel like your in a family whenever i've been there. I like that about Michigan"

That's from the nation's number one prospect, Seantrel Henderson. Michigan have a serious chance here! Recent reports state that Henderson can run a 4.9 forty, and ohh yeah he's over 300lbs. This kid is worth the hype, and could be the next Jake Long at Michigan.

New visits set

THIS IS MICHIGAN! As fans, we want the best of the best, and so far this year's class has been slightly disappointing, but also expected after a 3-9 season. However there is light at the end of the tunnel as two big name recruits have chosen to visit Michigan, unofficially.

It looks like the Penn State game on October 24th could be just as important as the Ohio State game, as Michigan will host two five star players....including the nations top prospect, Seantrel Henderson. The big OT will visit Ann Arbor at the same time as DT Sharrif Floyd. Both prospects are massively talented, and landing either of them would be an unbelievable get for Rich Rod and the boys.

Michigan are still in the top group for Henderson, and he still might visit for the OSU game, seen as he's interested in them as well. Four Star TE Alex Smith will also be at the Penn State match, so let's hope they use Kevin Koger a lot in that game to ease Smith's uncertainty over the Rich Rod offense. 


 

Monday, 12 October 2009

Who's left? (Safeties)

The safeties have struggled recently for Michigan, Mike Williams got burned against Iowa a couple of times, and Troy Woolfolk is now at corner, making this a position of need for the 2010 class.

- S Sean Parker (Harbor City, CA), a four star prospect from California, Parker once said he would make the long trip to Ann Arbor for an official visit, but I'm not sure if that's still the plan. The favorites are probably Notre Dame and USC.

Chances of signing with UM: 15%

- S Dietrich Riley (La Canada, CA), another four star Californian, Riley recently visited Tennessee and loved it. He hasn't really mentioned Michigan that much as of late, he'll probably end up at UT or Florida.

Chances of signing with UM: 10%

- S Marquis Flowers (Goodyear, AZ), recently said he would be taking a trip to Michigan, probably for the Ohio State game. Notre Dame are possibly the leaders, but Michigan is growing on him.

Chances of signing with UM: 20%

- S Josh Furman (Millersville, MD), visited Michigan for the Notre Dame match and loved it. UM are most likely the leaders here, with the main competition coming from in state Maryland. He wants to play early, which is a possibility at both schools really, although at Michigan he could be more suited to the Spinner position, currently occupied by Senior Stevie Brown.

Chances of signing with UM: 65%

- S Bobby Swigert (Louisville, OH), 3 star prospect who has Michigan in his final four schools. Nebraska probably in the lead because he visited them recently and it went well. He could be deciding fairly shortly, so this is one to watch out for. However in my opinion Michigan has enough three star prospects in this class, THIS IS MICHIGAN! We should be able to pick and choose recruits easily! I know some players are heavily underrated, but Swigert just doesn't seem like a game changer to me.

Chances of Signing with UM: 30%

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Who's left? (Cornerbacks)

Michigan is in a decent position for so many defensive backs that I'll have to split it into cornerbacks and safeties. I watched most of the Iowa game last night, and I thought the secondary was slightly improved, Troy Woolfolk's switch to corner certainly paid off as he made a couple of pass breakups in the 2nd half. But still, Michigan needs depth, and some of these players could definitely add that.

- CB Tony Grimes (Hollywood, FL), one of the more physical corners in the country, Grimes is a four star prospect who currently has Michigan as his leader. He and teammate Clarence Murphy will be going to the same college, and both of them like Michigan. Grimes has been high on the Wolverines for a long time, and although his commitment won't come for a while, look for him and Murphy to end up with the Maize and Blue.

Chances of signing with UM: 70%

- CB Johnavon Fulton (Manning, SC), rated as the #5 corner in the nation by scout.com, Fulton's stock has risen a lot as of late. Recently said Michigan and Tennessee are teams that could jump into his top 5 at any time, which is important because....“The end of October that’s it... if you aint in my top five, it’s over!”

Chances of signing with UM:15%

- CB Joshua Shaw (Palmdale, CA), just can't make his mind up if he wants to visit Michigan! If he does, it will be for the Ohio State game, who funnily enough are his leaders at this point. All the big programs are after this guy, so I doubt Michigan is going to land him.

Chances of signing with UM: 10%

- CB Dior Mathis (Detroit, MI), rated by most as the top corner in the state of Michigan, Mathis has been to a lot of Wolverine games over the last couple of years. At one point it looked like Michigan were out of the running for Mathis, when he put the Wolverines around 6th on his list! Oregon are the leaders, followed by Michigan State and Michigan, who have come back into the picture this fall. 

Chances of signing with UM: 40%

- CB Rashad Knight (Jacksonville, FL), this one is a real mystery. Firstly its a mystery how scout.com rates him so poorly? (#73 CB????) And secondly, its almost impossible to give a prediction. Michigan are the leaders at the moment, but most people think if Florida State offer, he'll pull the trigger and commit straight away. Florida State badly want Lamarcus Joyner, but if he commits anyway else, look for FSU to offer Knight, and for him to accept.

Chances of signing with UM: 40%

- CB Cullen Christian (Pittsburgh, PA), this is the one everyone wants. Recently set a date of November 24th, and on that day look for him to be wearing a UM shirt/hat etc...I can't see him going anywhere else, he's been a UM lean for a long long time, and although a recent Buckeyes offer shakes things up a bit, Coach Rich Rod has probably already picked a number out for scout.com's #3 CB. The only real question is whether he will earn a fifth star by the end of the year? Over the last few seasons, usually the top 3-5 CB's get 5 stars!

Chances of signing with UM: 90%

Safeties post will be coming on Monday!


Saturday, 10 October 2009

Gameday Predictions

Again, like last week, if I was to place a wager on this game, I'd be choosing the home team. But alas, rules are rules, so Michigan are going to win this one!!

ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg mentions daily how Iowa haven't conceded a rushing touchdown in 33 quarters, or something like that. That record will end today.

I hear that Brandon Minor is almost back to full fitness, so he will be the featured RB today after Carlos Brown was left out due to a head injury. Tate "the great" Forcier played extremely well in the last quarter against MSU, and if he can continue where he left off, Michigan could find themselves with an early lead. Mainly because Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi usually struggles early.

Iowa are heavy favorites in this one, and really for Michigan to have a chance the defense has to step up against the run. They need to force Stanzi to make difficult throws, because he will make mistakes. 

Iowa haven't scored many points this year, and if Michigan can put 30 odd points on the board, that will probably be enough. However Iowa's offense could have a season's best outing against a shaky Wolverine secondary.

Final Prediction: Michigan 31, Iowa 24

Friday, 9 October 2009

Who's left? (WR, RB and QB's)

Michigan already has three RB and five WR commits this year, although some will end up in different positions, e.g Tony Drake at slot receiver, Jeremy Jackson at TE maybe? But still there are some recruits left that the Wolverines would happy take, here's a quick rundown.

- RB Anthony Barr (Los Angeles, CA), the 5* recruit will miss the rest of the season after he suffered an injury in his second game. Note in his first game he scored 3 TD's, one of which was a INT returned practically the length of the field. Recruited by many as an athlete, he has a massive frame and could play numerous positions in college. He likes Michigan and will definitely visit this fall. Recently named Notre Dame and UCLA as his top two schools, but I wonder if UCLA will fall back down after they just got 5* RB Malcolm Jones? His father played at Notre Dame, and they really are the team to beat here.

Chances of signing with UM:  20%

- WR Chris Dunkley (Pahokee, FL), the Michigan-Pahokee connection has certainly been strong in recent years, and it will need to be again if UM are going to lure the 5* wideout up to Ann Arbor. Florida are the team to beat here, he has a good relationship with Head Coach Urban Meyer. Michigan at the moment is just trying to get him to visit.

Chances of signing with UM: 10%

- WR Kenny Stills (Encinitas, CA), another 5* receiver, Stills just received a Michigan offer recently. He visited Cal last week and wasn't too impressed with the lack of emotion from players on the sideline, but said he could make an impact there....of course he could, Cal are poor! Stills is still debating (get it?) whether to visit Michigan this fall, if he does, I'd probably guess it would be the OSU game. Only one visit spot left, others are taken by Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Penn State. No clear leader as of yet, but Michigan is a long shot.

Chances of signing with UM: 10%

- RB Eduardo Clements (Miami, FL), the four star recruit has actually committed to a school, but no-one knows which. He named Michigan as a leader about a month before committing, yet for some reason I don't think he'll end up with the Wolverines.

Chances of signing with UM: 33%

- QB Munchie Legaux (New Orleans, LA), had Oregon and Michigan as his top two schools a while ago, but said LSU was coming on. Duel threat QB, but I'm not sure if we actually need another QB in this class. Devin Gardner and Cornelius Jones are plenty, considering that we already have the best QB in the Big Ten on campus. Legaux says the depth chart is important to him, so I don't see him coming to Michigan.

Chances of signing with UM: 20%


Thursday, 8 October 2009

Who's left? (O-Line and TE)

Michigan's offensive line was said to be the most improved unit on the team after a disastrous season last year. Unfortunately after a good start to the season the line suffered a couple of injures and really struggled at Michigan State. Another good talking point this year has been the tight end position, in which Kevin Koger has proved to be a real playmaker. Michigan isn't in a commanding position for any recruits in these areas, but here's some to look out for.

-TE Alex Smith (West Chester, OH), previously committed to Cincinnati, Smith withdrew his commitment earlier this summer. One of two tight ends offered, we had a good chance with Smith earlier in the year, but he is too worried about the TE not being used in RR's offense. Michigan did not make final three. 

Chance of signing with UM: 1%

- OT Skyler Schofner (Sunbury, OH), Michigan made his top seven schools earlier in the summer, but he is waiting until after the season to really cut things down. He visited UNC recently, but I see him as an Ohio State lean, although he is still waiting on an offer.

Chances of Signing with UM: 10%

- OT Seantrel Henderson (Saint Paul, MN), the top rated player in the nation on both rivals.com and scout.com, simply everyone wants this guy. And yet, even though all the elite programs want him, I rate Michigan's chances quite highly. First of all he visited Michigan in the spring and enjoyed the visit, so there's a definite possibility he could return for an official visit. Rumors say he will be in Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game. Sources close to Henderson have also stated that he is tracking the Wolverines  progress and is very impressed with the start they made to the season, especially in the huge win over ND. Prediction wise, this is a tough one to call, I don't want to get people's hopes up, but in all honesty I think we could be one of the front runners for the nation's #1.

Chances of signing with UM: 25%

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Slight Adjustment

For those who read the previous post, "Who's left" on the defensive line, I have to make one change! The chances of Michael Thornton signing with Michigan are probably a bit higher, as many of you should find out if you read Sam Webb's articles. Today he should be posting news on Michael Thornton on his Detroit News Column, don't miss it! 

Thornton has been quoted as saying Michigan will definitely get an official visit, and that they are right up there with the other schools pursuing the Georgia DT.

Chances of Thornton signing with UM: 20%-25% (A better chance than Sharrif Floyd) 

Who's left? (Defensive Line)

Michigan's defense has been a big talking point this year, the secondary looks weak at times, and the lack of depth all around is somewhat alarming. So who is left in this year's recruiting class that could really help Michigan out next season? I'll start of this little series of posts with the defensive line, which has also struggled at times this year.

- DT Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, PA), rated as the one of the top defensive tackles in the class, Floyd is a five star prospect who has shown some interest in Michigan this season, but there are still questions over whether he will visit. Earlier this week there was a rumor that UM commit Ricardo Miller (who now basically recruits for UM) had convinced Floyd to take a visit to Ann Arbor for the Penn State game, another team that Floyd likes.

Chances of signing with UM: 15%

- DT Michael Thornton (Stone Mountain, GA), a four star DT who is likely to take an official to Michigan this fall. Georgia are still the front runners here, so Michigan would need the visit to go extremely well to lure the prospect up north. We haven't heard much about Thornton throughout the whole recruiting process, so I'm guessing our chances aren't that high at the moment, but at least he's visiting.

Chances of signing with UM: 10%

- DE Gabe King (Eugene, OR), has recently got a lot of interest from Michigan, and the wolverines have got back into the picture on this one. California are the slight leaders. He will visit Michigan officially this fall, maybe to the Penn State game. Academics are important to him, as is the tradition of a program. Oregon, Alabama and Tennessee will also get visits.

Chances of signing with UM: 25%

- DE Clarence Murphy (Hollywood, FL), just got his offer from Michigan, will go up to visit with teammate Tony Grimes. Michigan is in a great position to sign the duo, who have stated that they will be going to the same school. Murphy is a three star prospect. Michigan is probably the leader right now for him, and it definitely is for Grimes.

Chances of signing with UM: 70%

I really thought there would be more than four prospects....there are some others, but these are the ones that mention Michigan frequently in interviews.  



Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Brandon Ifill Update

Three star Safety Brandon Ifill no longer lists Michigan as a contender for his services next year. Ifill has Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Maryland as his top three schools.

Ifill is of course the teammate of long time Michigan lean Cullen Christian, and at one time the two DB's thought of attending the same college. The chances of this looked good at one point when Ifill came back from a visit to Ann Arbor very impressed.

However now Michigan's interest seems to have faded, the other schools are recruiting Ifill as a WR, whereas UM liked him at Safety, which might have some effect.

Pittsburgh and Maryland are the two leaders, with Rutgers trailing.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Fortt Decision

Four Star Linebacker Khairi Fortt has chosen Penn State today over Georgia and many other schools, including Michigan. Fortt is an extremely athletic player who could earn a 5th star this fall.

This is yet another four star prospect in what looks like a top notch recruiting class for the Nittany Lions. 

Fortt was one of few LB's left on Michigan's board, but never looked that interested in the Wolverines. 

Sometime this week I'll be doing a rundown of all the top prospects left for Michigan, don't miss it!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Word on the street?

Can't really confirm this, but word on the street is that Ricardo Miller has persuaded DT Sharrif Floyd to visit Michigan for the Penn State game.

Good work Ricardo?

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Gameday Predictions

Ah yes the predictions are back this week, and what a week this could be for Michigan. The chance to go 5-0, beat a rival, and send Michigan State to a 1-4 start!

If you didn't know anything about football, and you saw a 4-0 team playing a 1-3 team, you would think it should be an easy game. In this case, that is wrong!

Home field advantage could play a factor, due to the lack of experience some Michigan players have on the road, including both QB's Tate "the great" Forcier and Denard "Shoelace" Robinson. However it must be remembered that Central Michigan beat the Spartans in East Lansing. 

But because this is a rivalry game, and the Spartans HAVE to win, it will be difficult for the Wolverines to come away with a victory.

If I were a betting man, I'd probably take Michigan State to win. However since this is a Michigan Wolverine blog, its actually illegal to pick the other team to win....

Gameday Predictions:

- Michigan State will start off well, exposing UM's weak secondary. If JT Floyd starts, as I've heard he will, he could be picked on a lot at the start. 

- Michigan's offense could have a great day throwing the football, MSU's secondary is possibly worse than ours!!!!

- MSU will lead at halftime before Greg Robinson's defense shore things up after the break.

- It could be a classic game, Tate Forcier will probably have to lead a game winning drive....

I'm going for Michigan-30    Michigan State-27

Friday, 2 October 2009

Khairi Fortt Update

Four Star LB Khairi Fortt will make his decision on Monday, but Michigan is no longer in the mix. The Wolverines had hoped to get a visit from Fortt some time during the fall, but it looks like he wants to get it over and done with now. Penn State are meant to hold a slight edge over Georgia, followed by North Carolina and Tennessee.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Cullen Christian sets a date

November 24th will now be the day that many Wolverine fans expect four star cornerback and long time UM lean Cullen Christian to commit to Michigan. The main teams in contention are Michigan, UCLA, WVU and hometown team Pittsburgh.

He plans to visit Michigan for the Ohio State game on the 21st November, it would have to be a terrible visit for Cullen not to choose the Wolverines a few days later...

Troy Gloster to WVU

Troy Gloster (Olney, Md.) has committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Gloster had a final two of WVU and Michigan, but he felt very comfortable with the Mountaineers.

"They were one of the first schools to offer me and I always felt like I liked them, but the biggest factor was my relationship with coach Casteel. I just felt very comfortable with him," he said. "That was definitely one of the biggest reasons."

Gloster is a three star  linebacker, but probably the one we had the best chance of getting, don't hold your breath for Khairi Fortt!