I love it when a plan comes together.
Michigan was expected to get two high profile recruits in SEC Country, Aubrey and Nico and they did. The other 3 guys were long shots and were trending away from the Wolverines. They all ended up going to other schools.
When you come away with a 5 Star DT and a 6'5 4 star WR - It is a great day!
The Signing of the Stars was a bit long and Michigan didn't announce the LOI's until the show started. It was worth the wait and all the commits signed and faxed in their paperwork.
There were a couple of funny mistakes. I was watching on ESPNU when Aubrey announced. I thought he said, Miami instead of Michigan but I didn't think too much of it with the audio issues they were having. I guess he really did say Miami by mistake.
Michigan also put a PWO WR on the commitment video which was clearly a mistake as well.
We even had a little bit of a surprise with the commitment of the #1 punter in the class from Ohio, Brad Robbins.
This is a top 5 class and you have to love it. Here is where Michigan stands right now on the services:
24/7 = #4
Scouts = #3
Rivals = #4
ESPN = #4
Note: as of 4:00 Michigan is yet to announce the LOI's of Collins or Robbins.
Update: Nico is in
Michigan State has had a very difficult NSD:
- A scholarship offer player turns down an offer from MSU to walk-on to Northwestern
- Then MSU loses a WR they were leading for to South Alabama.
- Then a 3 star DL commit doesn't sign a LOI because he is in jail in Orlando.
The pull your hair out event of the day
Alabama recruit 4 Star DE and Army All American Jarez Park from Florida wants to join Bama so bad, he will gray shirt. It seems Alabama ran out of scholarships and Park prefers to wait a year to join the team instead of signing with another team. Park will join Alabama next January.