Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Gholston at Ohio State?

As Michigan fans we hope Ohio State doesn't get anymore Gholston family members. Some of you may not know the #1 ranked player prospect out of the state of Michigan this year is William Gholston who is a 6"7 237 pound defensive end. As you may have guessed by now, Williams is the cousin of former Buckeye and first round draft pick by the NY Jets Vernon Gholston.
We all remember this don't we:

Vernon ironically has been seen as one of the biggest "busts" from last year draft. He was available for 15 games last year for the Jets and only made 13 tackles. This year he has a new defensive minded head coach who said some good things about him during last months mini camp: Ryan said he's pleased with LB Vernon Gholston through three practices. "He's out there flying to the ball," said Ryan. "He has made a couple of sacks. I'm happy he's here."

So will William follow in his cousins footsteps? Well, that wasn't an option until yesterday, because the Buckeye's hadn't offered the 47th ranked player in the nation. But now they have and all the other top programs will have to deal with the Gholston legacy in Columbus. Some of the other top programs that have offered William include: Michigan, MSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, and many others.

Only time will tell what happens in his recruitment, but I'm sure Rich Rod and staff are going to try to keep the 2010 version of "Big Will" to stay close to home in Ann Arbor but the team to beat could be the Spartans who William named his leader some time ago. Getting William's signature on signing day would be huge for Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State program, who are regularly not a factor in recruiting some of the highest ranked players in the country.
  • Michigan is still in need of defensive tackles in the 2010 class: They currently have offered: Salt Lake Cities Ricky Heimuli who comes in at 6-4, 280-pounds and Philadelphia's George Washington Sharrif Floyd who is 6-3, 294 pounds and just had a very good performance at the Penn State Nike Camp last weekend.

  • Larry Foote has agreed to a one year deal with the Detroit Lions.

  • DB Tony Grimes (6-0 170) of Hollywood, FL is sporting a Wolverine offer as well as other programs you may have heard of like: West Virginia, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Oregon, Florida Atlantic, South Florida, Toledo and Ole Miss.

  • From the Sporting News: Spring football is officially over. What was the single-biggest development? Hayes: Michigan may have found a quarterback, and I stress the word may. Tate Forcier put up those huge numbers against second- and third-team defenders, but he picked up the offense quickly and understands what they want him to do within the scheme. The two guys last year couldn't do that in an entire season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could happen but they arent especially close. And OSU hasnt been recruiting Gholston for as long as MSU and UM.