Friday, February 02, 2007

2007 recruiting roller coaster

With only a few days remaining before the official signing day on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, things have been very up and down for Michigan in terms of recruiting. On the upside, Michigan received verbal commitments yesterday from 5-star CB Donovan Warren from Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic High School and 3-star DT Renaldo Sagesse from Montreal (Quebec) Vieux School. On the downside, the recruitment of 5-star Ron Johnson (#4 in the Detroit Free Press Best in the Midwest) remains a mystery. Although on Thursday it was being reported that Michigan was absolutely ruled out as a destination, it is now being reported that the Wolverines' coaches have re-established contact with the Johnson family. (See Angelique S. Chengelis' post of 2/2/07 on the Detroit News' Big 10 Blog). This is a positive sign but whether this means Michigan is again a serious contender is another matter. Fans will really have to just wait and see on this one. Johnson intends to announce his choice at his church on Sunday. Something that looked scarier than what it turned out to be was the news that WR Martell Webb (who was Michigan's 5th verbal commitment of the 2007 class) was planning to take an official visit to the University of Miami this weekend. It appears that Webb is still solid in his commitment to the Wolverines. One player who did retract a prior verbal commitment to Michigan was Jerimy Finch. Surprisingly enough, there is talk that he is reconsidering his decision and he may end up re-commiting to the Wolverines. No news on which way 4-star WR Rashad Mason (TN) is leaning. Wednesday (signing day) cannot get here fast enough so Michigan fans can get off this roller coaster. Go Blue!

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