Wednesday, February 06, 2008

2007 Wolverine Recruiting Roundup, pt 1

The 2011 class thus far:

- Ricky Barnum, OL
- Boubacar Cissoko, CB
- Mike Cox, RB
- Kenny Demens, LB
- Justin Feagin, QB/Ath
- J.B. Fitzgerald, LB
- J.T. Floyd, Ath/S
- Taylor Hill, LB
- Rocko Khoury, OL
- Kevin Koger, TE
- Mike Martin, DT
- Elliot Mealer, OL
- Brandon Moore, TE
- Dann O'Neill, OL
- Patrick Omameh, OL
- Terrence Robinson, Slot WR
- Roy Roundtree, WR
- Michael Shaw, RB
- Brandon Smith, DB
- Darryl Stonum, WR
- Kurt Wermers, OL
- Marcus Witherspoon, LB

There were a few bumps along the way, but we're close to done. Looks like the only remaining question, albeit a big one, is Terrelle Pryor. Pryor's dad wanted him to consider PSU, so he will.

Mom says that the family doesn't have a consensus yet, though she doesn't care where he goes. I'm going to assume, and I could be wrong though I doubt it, that Pryor is pretty sure where he's going, and that it's Michigan or OSU (wow, I'm out on a limb there, huh?). He'll visit PSU. He won't commit there. He says Oregon is in it now that he doesn't need to make an immediate decision -- you see he now has the extra time to see Phil Knight and the Autzen boys. My guess is that he won't even visit there. If he does, watch out because the best qb prospect in the country will be pitting Adidas vs. Nike if he does! In the end, my gut feeling is he will choose Michigan over OSU. But, if he really does visit Oregon, that's likely the competition. I firmly believe he wants to play in a spread.

As mentioned below, youtubes hero Sam McGuffie has, in fact, now sent in his LOI. McGuffie is a short, fast, caucasian running back with a penchant for hurdling defensive players. This was a good get in October. He's a good keep.

Ricky Barnum was a surprise OL pickup today. He verbally committed to Florida January 12. He's a four star center. Ricky is supposedly 6-2, 265lb. "He's got great feet and can get to the next level," Lake Gibson coach Keith DeMyer said. He played Guard in HS, but is a candidate for center at Michigan. From this article, it sounds like Rod had him at WVA, and did a nice job in recruiting to Michigan. Props to Lloyd's staff, too:

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, who visited Lake Gibson after Barnum committed to Florida, was a major factor in his decision. Barnum noted that he likely would have gone to West Virginia had Rodriguez stayed there. His visit to Michigan also played a part.

'When I went up to Michigan, everything was nice,'' he said. 'They run the same offense we ran, the spread offense. They graduated three starting offensive lineman and four backups. Where could you go possibly wrong with that one?''

Barnum called the Florida coaches Tuesday night to tell them of his decision and noted that they were a bit upset.

Awww. Poor Urban.

Boubacar rocks. His only potential downfall is his height: 5'8". Definite contributor. Probable All Big 10 by the time he's done.

Mike Cox is a 6'0" 3 star running back from Connecticut. That is all.