I've been sleeping for the last ten hours, so waking up to find out Michigan has another commitment is great, but just who is Tamani Carter???
Well, he's a 5'11 175lb CB from Pickering, OH who runs a 4.48 forty yard dash; but the reason this is such a strange and unexpected commitment is because in the weeks before signing day, Michigan will entertain 3 more CB's in Raymon Taylor, Stefan McClure and Floyd Raven on official visits. Maybe Michigan isn't too hopeful for the second two?
A lot more detail in the Commitment Post to follow later.
Anyway, in other news:
- Tanner McEvoy is off the board after he committed to South Carolina. RR was looking at him for QB, but I'm not sure how well he'd fit in a pro style.
- Deion Barnes has committed to Penn State, ending whatever minuscule chance Michigan had of getting him back on campus. Btw, Brady Hoke had made a pitch to both Barnes and Delvon Simmons, but it was just too late.
- The general opinion is that Darian Cooper probably won't visit on the last weekend in January. Hoke is trying to persuade him, but it looks like he's pretty set on a final three of Iowa, Georgia Tech and Michigan State.
- LB and current Texas A&M commit Leilon Willingham will be visiting Michigan next weekend. He's a four star prospect on rivals, and Michigan could use another LB in this class.
- TE Chris Barnett, an Arkansas commit is also looking to visit Ann Arbor, although his visit might be a week later. The Razorbacks have two very good TE's committed above Barnett, so maybe he doesn't his place on the projected depth chart.
- DE Brandon Alexander is another prospect gaining a new found interest from Michigan, and the word here is that he's a true sleeper. He's picked up an offer from Texas, and given their current class, that is quite an achievement.
It's getting quite hard to keep track of all these new targets. In the end, this class could actually end up quite big and full of a lot of players we hadn't even heard of a month ago. Brady Hoke is certainly giving it everything he's got on the recruiting trail, and I can't help but think the 2012 class could be really special; especially since Greg Mattison has recently been proclaimed as one of the best recruiters in the game by....everyone.