Monday, June 8, 2009

Michigan Monday: Recruits, Clothing, and Carr gets a new job.

  • In a surprise move, Brennan Clay one of the top RB's in the 2010 class and former teammate of Tate Forcier verbally committed to Bob Stoops and Oklahoma over the weekend. The surprising thing was Brennan's quick trigger to commit after he had set up a number of official visits, including one to Michigan in September. (I assume to watch his friend play QB for Michigan.) The key will be if BC keeps those official visits or not, all college coaches follow one rule in recruiting: "if you take visits to other schools, your not committed". We will see how this plays out and let's hope Michigan still has a chance. I"m thinking Tate believes Michigan is still in the race.

  • William Campbell last year committed to Michigan very early, decided to take some visits, and even said he had dropped Michigan from his list before he picked Michigan at the Army All American Game. It seems another "Big Will" from Michigan is planning something similar. William Gholston has long been rumored to be a Michigan State lean, but has been to the Big House a number of times and continues to say his recruitment is wide open. I submit you proof of William's attention via the Tux he wore to his high school prom. I have a feeling Will, knows where he is going to play his college football.

  • With two posts of bad news, some good news: It seems that Michigan QB commit for 2010 Devin Gardner performed well in a Nike Camp in Illinois over the weekend. He also seems to have a nice connection with the #1WR recruit in the nation, Kyle Prater (both were also at the BBQ at the Big House). Michigan already has enough WR's committed in the 2010 class but would definitely make room for Kyle. Also, Michigan recruit Austin White won the RB award. per ESPN: Gardner started a bit slow, but by the end of the camp was throwing very well. He showed a strong arm throwing the out pattern. ----ESPNU 150 Watch List wide receiver Kyle Prater (Hillside, Ill./Proviso West) was impressive on Saturday. He stands every bit of his listed 6-foot-4 height, and runs with an effortless gate. Prater made a number of nice catches and had little trouble getting the best of the defensive backs during drills. It was anything but a surprise when Prater was named the MVP for wide receivers at the end of the camp.
    If a "look test" award were given out, it almost certainly would have gone to Gholston, another ESPNU 150 Watch List prospect. Gholston not only looked great physically, but he showed speed and agility for a big guy. On more than one occasion, Gholston blew by his opponent with an outside speed rush.

  • DHR hires former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr to it's sports practice: DHR's sports practice conducts searches for both collegiate and professional sports, recruiting athletic directors, head coaches and other executives. Carr “is one of the most celebrated and successful coaches in the history of the NCAA,” said DHR CEO David Hoffmann. “His character, integrity and leadership qualities are, in our opinion, second to none in the sports world.”

  • Update: Lo Wood Announcing June 26th. Early on Lo (a DB from Florida) was a strong Michigan lean but ND jumped into the picture and many believe that Lo will announce that he will become a "golden domer" on the 26th of this month. Hopefully, Lo will dream about a 40 yard dash between "good time Charlie" and "RR". The winner of the race is Lo's school of choice. :-)


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