As mentioned last week, Ohio safety Allen Gant finally picked up a Michigan offer, something he's been coveting for a long time. In a recent interview with TomVH of MGoBlog, Allen's father, Tony, himself a former Wolverine player, said that Michigan probably leads for his son, and that a decision could come within a month.
This is obviously good news, especially since Allen will be visiting Ann Arbor in late May; I wouldn't rule out a commitment on the spot there. Gant is strong safety in my book, which means the coaching staff will then be looking for a Free (deep) safety with one of the other DB spaces.
Speaking of DB spaces, Armani Reeves claims that there will be four for Michigan in this class. The UM coaches told him that they wanted 2 CBs and 2 safeties. I know we have to trust the coaching staff and everything, but this seems like one too many to me. We've taken a lot of DBs lately, and whilst we've lost a lot too, I think 3 would suffice in this class.
This also tells us that the coaches are probably expecting a fair bit of attrition either this summer or after the fall, because it feels like they're recruiting for a class of 25! I think they will take at 14, maybe 15 defensive recruits, and they want 5 OL, at least 2 TEs, and then some skill positions, at least one RB, QB, and WR. That would give 25.
Got an exam tomorrow morning, but there's going to be a major reshuffle of the Ideal Class list tomorrow afternoon, so get ready for that!