Friday's Docket: More Good Recruiting News
Michigan Picks Up Indiana's #1 Recruit
Pads Safety (potentially LB) Position
Say what you will about Lloyd's in game decisions, the man can recruit. Oh baby can he recruit. Michigan picked up commitment number 6 yesterday in the form of headhunter/balistic missle safety Jerimy Finch. Finch is widely perceived as the #1 recruit out of the State of Indiana, and is one of the best safety recruits in the country. Mgoblog's got more information on Finch than many members of Finch's family. Mind bending. Johnny's been up all night too, and has found even more info. (Disclaimer: Creepy but very funny photo of recruiting "guru" Max Emfinger. Kudos to Johnny for any reference to sugar-free red bull)
I won't belabor the point of how good this guy is, Brian and Johnny already did, but this is a big, early pickup. He's listed as 6-foot-3, 205-pounds, and can run the 40 in 4.5 seconds. You read that right, he's a safety/linebacker who can run with anyone and while doing so decapitate them. Oh boy.
Mind you this is a verbal commit, but since Amaker isn't behind it, I'm inclined to believe it'll stick. You may commence overhyping your expectations.
Basketball Recruiting: Nada. Zip. Zilch. However, no one decommitted so thats good! At this point the 2007 class consists of SG/TE/WR Martell Webb and PG Kelvin Grady. This wouldn't be all bad, except Webb came to Michigan to play FOOTBALL.
Scout's got the latest Michigan prospect listing. You'll notice that several of them are listed in the Rivals Top 150 for 2007. Of the recruits on the list, only SG Corporrayle Harris of Detroit Redford has Michigan listed as a High interest. Harris checks in at #45 on the Rivals list. If we land either Boateng or Reynolds, I'd except some interest to pick up for Michigan in the 150. If not, don't expect more than one bottom of the 150 signing.
More info as it becomes relevant.