Welcome to February and signing day is just a few days away. Michigan has 27 commits and all seem very solid. Michigan has one scholarship left to offer and right now I'm not expecting any last minute offers/commitment surprises. I think they will "bank" it and give it to a walk-on player that deserves it.
Michigan's estimated class for 2014 (with some expected attrition) right now is rounding towards roughly 20 players. As you know, things can change and that number could go up near a full class of 25.
If there was a signing day surprise, who are the candidates to get a very late (Norfleet type) of offer?
- Kendall Gibbs, DT Cass Tech - committed to NC State
- Shane Jones, LB from Moeller in Cincinnati. - committed to MSU
- Berkley Edwards, RB from Chelsea - committed to Minnesota
Those would be my guesses. Berkley would have to come in as a returner or slot WR. Shane Jones would be a complete surprise but Michigan was looking for another LB and I always think you could use another DT in Gibbs. Again, I doubt anything will happen but you never know. If there was a weekend, for a quiet visit it would be this one. The basketball team is out of town and most recruiting services believe Michigan is on to recruiting the 2014 class. On a side note: Cincinnati has a committed DB in the 2013 class named Mike Tyson. He better be a big hitter with that name.
- There is a little bit of buzz that John Wangler's son Jack might walk-on to the Wolverines. He is a 6-2 WR and doesn't hold any D1 offers. We will see more news on walk-ons after Wednesday.
- Hoke was ranked the 5th best head coach recruiter in the country.
- The Michigan Basketball Team might have one of their biggest regular season games in over a decade on Saturday when they play IU in Bloomington. 9:00 ESPN - Go Blue!
- My prediction for the Super Bowl. SF is the better team and I think Jim is the better coach. John has the "hot" team and the hot team has been winning Super Bowls of late. I still can't pick against the best team. SF will have to stop Flacco's long throws. It would be very cool for a player from Bo's legacy to lead a team to a Super Bowl win as a head coach. SF 28 Baltimore 23