Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wild Wednesday Wolverine Update: Another Big Will?

As many of you know that follow Michigan Football religiously, The University of Michigan signed the top player from the state of Michigan in 2009 "Big Will" Campbell a 5 Star OT and DE. Now Michigan has it's sights set on another "Big Will" in 2010, but this time it's William Gholston. William is the #1 ranked player in Michigan on both Rivals and Scouts and comes in at a staggering 6"7 240 and plays Defensive End. MSU has always thought to have been William's leader (and most likely still is), but the Wolverines are giving him something to think about. Coach Robinson has this hybird DE/LB position in his defense that intrigues the athletic player from Southeastern High School. William has visited Ann Arbor a couple times now and Michigan is starting to make an impact on the young man: "It's evolved a lot from where it was at first,” Gholston said. “I was looking, but I wasn't feeling them as much as I am feeling them now.”

  • Barry Larkin and Branch Ricky are heading into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • Michigan is starting to recruit 3 star DE Dominique Easley.

  • TX LB Caleb Lavey had good things to say about his trips to Michigan and Notre Dame this past weekend.
  • Charlie Weis doesn't drop a lot of hamburgers but he does like to name drop, the NFL coaches that he knows. Good thing he has all those contacts. He might need a favor from them next year if "Good Time" Charlie puts up another .500 year. "My intent is to coach the game from the field," he said. "That is my intent. Okay? As (Bill) Parcells said years ago, I reserve the right to change my mind, but that is my intent. I talked to people at the collegiate level and pro level, from Andy Reid right on down. By a very, very large majority, almost everyone I talked to were overwhelming thinking I was thinking way outside the box." Question to ponder: where else was he thinking about coaching? The Press Box or for the Oakland Raiders?

Here is a YouTube video of a recent Michigan Spring Practice:

1 comment:

KB said...

Can you imagine our defensive line with Gholston? Campbell and Martin clogging the middle stopping the run, letting Gholston pass rush every play. Yikes! Add in LaLota and that front 4 should knock around any o-line.

And in that video ( starting at 1:57) Vincent Smith (#2), the tiny 5-6 158 lb RB from Florida looks like a stud! Also, Minor and Brown look big and fast.