Friday, May 1, 2009

What's the Dileo? Michigan gets it's 10th Commitment for 2010

Drew Dileo is a 5"11 175 pound slot receiver from Louisiana. One LSU recruiting service has him ranked as the 42nd player in the state and ESPN, Rivals, and Scouts aren't high on him either.

So why did Michigan offer him? Well, he does fit RR's system and he did have a decent offer sheet from schools like Stanford, Virgina, Northwestern, Tulane, and Rice. But come on? Don't we have like a 100 slot guys already and some top flight WR's in the 2010 class?

Believe me when I say, I hope this kid does great at Michigan, but I really don't understand this offer. Michigan has 50% of it's class filled and in on a number of guys that are 4 and 5 star talents. This kid rushed for 760 yards last year and caught 21 passes for another 360 yards. His 40 time is reported "fast" at 4.5.

I don't know Drew or really anything about him, but doing research for this post, he looks like a Northwestern player and not a Wolverine. I'm sure he is a good student and that is why some of the better academic institutions had offered him.

Either way, I give this commitment 60/40 odds (60% he decides or the Michigan coaches decide he should go elsewhere) of sticking.

As always, here is the recruiting info from Varsity Blue:

Recruiting Notes
Michigan is in on a number of slot receivers, and news about Dileo was not generally more positive than on any of the other players they were pursuing. However, when The Advocate broke the news of his commitment today, it was not shocking, as Dileo had been rumored to be favoring Michigan (if slightly) for quite some time. He committed today, but without having seen the campus. Until he manages to get in a visit to Ann Arbor, remain a little wary about his commitment sticking, DeQuinta Jones-style. He’s probably not quite that soft, but it’s tough to be firmly committed sight-unseen.

Player Notes
Dileo is a wideout/running back/db for his small Baptist school (still a powerhouse -he was the MVP of their state championship team as a sophomore in 2007), but will likely play in the slot at Michigan. Many Wolverine fans may see “5-11, 175-lb white kid” and immediately think Sam McGuffie, and perhaps a less freaky-fast version of the departed McGuffie may be a good comparison. However, if Dileo is able to start his career in the slot, rather than at running back where McGuffie took hit after hit for most of last year, he’ll hopefully be ably to stay a bit more healthy.

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