- FL WR Ricardo Miller committed
- MI WR Jeremy Jackson committed
- Jackson, MI CB Dior Mathis, OH DE Darryl Baldwin, MI DE William Gholston and MI QB Devin Gardner were there for the Wisconsin game
- OH DE Darryl Baldwin offered
- OH DE/LB Jamel Turner offered
- MI DE William Gholston offered
- Added: NC OT Robert Crisp, PA LB Mike Hull
Editorial (10/3): Obviously the biggest news is the first two commitments for the 2010 class. FL WR Ricardo Miller committed on Monday, and MI WR Jeremy Jackson followed suit on Wednesday. With that, Michigan's need for outside receivers is drastically reduced.
The good news will likely continue to roll in for the 2010 class, as uber-recruit FL S Marvin Robinson has all but committed to Michigan. He recently asked Ohio State to stop recruiting him, and is coming in for the Michigan/MSU game in three weeks - if he hasn't committed by then, it's expected that he will during the visit. Robinson is almost a 100% lock for universal 5-star status amongst the recruiting services, and could possibly be a top 10 nationally kind of player.
Meanwhile, the crowd raving about the new Michigan staff ignoring the state of Michigan when it comes to recruiting are a bit quieter this week, as the commitment of Jackson and the offer to Detroit Southeastern DE William Gholston. I have been skeptical about Michigan's chances with the younger Gholston, and I remain pessimistic.
Staying in-state, one of the more intriguing early storylines is that of Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Dior Mathis. Since about the spring, the word had been that the lifelong Hurricane fan was going to commit to Miami on September 1st, the first day official offers for the 2010 class went out. Since then, Michigan has seemed to have completely closed the gap.
Scout's North Recruiting Notebook:
The team the Badgers faced on Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines hosted a number of recruits for the game. The list included five star defensive tackle William Campbell (Detroit Cass Tech) and several top juniors, including Campbell's teammate Dior Mathis. Mathis, who has had Miami-FL in the lead for quite some time, enjoyed the game enough to say that the maize and blue are very much in his mind.
With Teric Jones and Thomas Gordon in the fold, and William Campbell out there but likely returning to Michigan, color me cautiously optimistic. Mathis - along with the rest of his Cass Tech teammates - is expected to be at the rest of Michigan's home games this season, and with a very pro-UM coaching staff (headed by former M RB Thomas Wilcher), so hopefully all these factors lead to Michigan locking down Cass Tech High School.
Elsewhere, ESPN, while still amateurish when it comes to recruiting, has regional blogs where writers follow high school kids around and provides semi-analysis on them. Their Midwest Recruiting Blog recently had a story on 2010 PA LB Mike Hull.
Penn State fans are penciling Hull into their 2010 class like Michigan fans are penciling in Marvin Robinson. All signs point to Hull being the next great white linebacker in State College.
Those are the highlights. Full recruiting board is below and updated.
|Robert Bolden||Orchard Lake, MI||St. Mary's Prep||No||MSU, CMU, Vandy, OSU, ND||MSU offer|
|Devin Gardner||Inkster, MI||Inkster||Yes||MSU, OSU, Cincinnati, ND||MSU offer; UM offer ($); GW 40-yd TD in season opener|
|Cornelius Jones||Spartanburg, SC||Spartanburg||Yes||None yet||UM offer|
|Christian Green||Tampa, FL||Tampa Catholic||Yes||USF, FSU||UM offer|
|Austin White||Livonia, MI||Stevenson||Yes||MSU, ND, Wisconsin||Camped at ND; UM and MSU offers ($)|
|Nick Hill||Chelsea, MI||Chelsea||No||MSU, EMU, CMU, Stanford, ND|
|Corey Brown||Springfield, PA||Cardinal O'Hara||Yes||PSU, OSU, Pitt, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers||Offers galore; Michigan offer|
|Ricardo Miller||Orlando, FL||Dr. Phillips||Yes||COMMITTED||UM leads ($); Offer coming soon/mom loves UM (and went there!); Freep commit article|
|Jeremy Jackson||Ann Arbor, MI||Huron||Yes||COMMITTED||RB coach Fred Jackson's son; Recruiting Planet links; Freep commit article|
|Chris Dunkley||Royal Palm Beach, FL||Royal Palm Beach||Yes||Florida, Georgia, FSU||Unrequited Michigan love|
|Christian Lombard||Barrington, IL||Fremd||Yes||ND, Illinois, Iowa||Camped at UM ($); Camped at ND ($); 2007 Lemming fluff; Recruiting Planet|
|Matt James||Cincinnati, OH||St. Xavier||Yes||Cinci, OSU, Tennessee, Illinois, Duke||Michigan offer|
|Seantrel Henderson||St. Paul, MN||Cretin-Durham Hall||Yes||Everyone(!)||Michigan offer (along with the rest of the free world)|
|Robert Crisp||Chapel Hill, NC||Chapel Hill||Yes||The South||M offer|
|William Gholston||Detroit, MI||Southeastern||Yes||OSU, MSU||Camped at OSU ($); Camped at MSU; Comfortable with MSU; M offer ($)|
|Joseph Okafor||Bellaire, TX||Bellaire||No||Texas, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, etc.|
|Jamel Turner||Youngstown, OH||Ursuline||Yes||OSU, MSU, Illinois||M offer|
|Darryl Baldwin||Solon, OH||Solon||Yes||OSU, Illinois, WVU, ND||OSU offer/favorite; M offer|
|Anthony Render||Trotwood, OH||Trotwood-Madison||No||USC, ND, Florida, others||Calls USC his dream school|
|Sam Bergen||East Stroudsburg, PA||East Stroudsburg||No||ND, PSU, Pitt, Illinois, BC, Stanford||Camped at ND and UM; scored 75-yard TD at FB in season opener|
|Zac Rosenbauer||Lima, OH||Shawnee||No||Akron, MSU, OSU, others||Recruiting Planet - hearing from UM, grew up OSU, etc.|
|Jewone Snow||Canton, OH||McKinley||No||OSU, MSU||Dad played at UM, uncles played at MSU; top 3 of M, MSU, OSU|
|Mike Hull||Canonsburg, PA||Canon McMillan||Yes||Big Ten||Will stay in the Big Ten; Dad went to PSU|
|Dior Mathis||Detroit, MI||Cass Tech||Yes||Miami, Cincinnati, others||All that needs to be said; UM offer/Miami commitment on hold?; Freep article on Cass Tech pipeline; More M fluff|
|Lo Wood||Apopka, FL||Apopka||No||Florida, others most likely||Lots of connections to UF|
|Marvin Robinson||Eagle Lake, FL||Lake Region||Yes||UM leads OSU, Georgia, USC, UCLA||Recruiting Planet link dump|
|Sean Parker||Harbor City, CA||Narbonne||No||USC, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Florida||Likes Michigan|