Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Top Recruits and More Defensive Coordinator Rumors

  • Some in the Detroit media have implied that Michigan State has taken a lead on Michigan in recruiting (mostly in-state). MSU has put together a good class, they even got a new commitment from in-state TE Dion Sims today who "Sparty" said could play both basketball and football. (Michigan stopped recruiting Dion this summer) With that said, Michigan is not ready to give up the "Big Brother" of recruiting title. Michigan has landed the top player in-state 5 star DE/OT "Big" William Campbell and the top player in Ohio, DB Justin Turner. Big Will is ranked as the #26 player in the country and Justin is ranked at #35 jumping 28 spots after a very good performance in the Army All American game. Justin is one slot away from receiving his 5th star. “He was in serious consideration for a fifth star,” said national analyst Barry Every. “The only thing that kept him from that was whether he can really be a corner and what is his top speed. He basically can play either safety positions, and someone like that is not limited. If he plays strong safety, he’s not afraid to hit and if he’s going to be a free safety, he’s a ball hawk.”
  • Number of Players in Rivals Top 250 Rankings: Michigan 10, Michigan State 4, Ohio State 14.
  • Nader Furrha Update: If you remember, Nadar is the local Ann Arbor Pioneer HS QB that was planning on enrolling early and competing for a back up QB role for the Wolverines. Well, it seems Pioneers semester doesn't end until January 23rd which makes it too late for Nader to enroll at Michigan in January. I've still got my mind made up on going to Michigan," Furrha said. "I wanted to get the head start, but there's nothing I can do about it right now. I'm just going to work out and get ready for the upcoming season."
  • Two new candidates rumored for Michigan's DC opening that are making waves on message boards are: Greg Robinson (ex DC at Texas and former head man at Syracuse) and Tyrone Nix (Ole Miss DC).
  • Michigan plays Illinois tonight at 8:30 on the BTN. If you don't get the BTN check their web site for a live Internet feed of the game. This is the second time in 10 days that these two teams have meant and Illinois will be looking for revenge on their home court. This will be a very good test for the Wolverines.

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