"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
I was reading an article about LaLota transferring to Rutgers. There was an interesting item about Marcus Witherspoon (LB recruit out of NJ that had clearinghouse issues and was not admitted to M).
The interesting quote: "In 2008, linebacker Marcus Witherspoon, a star at Holy Spirit High in Atlantic City, transfered from Michigan but he never panned out and left school last spring."
Here's the link to the article: http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2010/09/lalota_is_happy_to_be_a_scarle.html
The OCD in me wants to edit the 2-deep to put Lalota in there, alas I have not but 50 points and am unable to do so. So I was hoping someone could cure this weird twitch my eye has.
Also, with Black looking like a stud, does Lalota even beat him out?
|Boubacar Cissoko||Started||Started||Started||Started||Played||DNP||DNP||Inj. Only - suspended|
|Mike Jones||DNP||DNP||DNP||Played||Played||DNP||DNP||Inj. Only|
Rich Rodriguez has said that Boubacar Cissoko is expected to return to the field this year once he clears up the issues that got him suspended. That means he won't be redshirting. Only freshmen will redshirt this year, then, and the list of eligible guys is as follows:
- Isaiah Bell
- Jeremy Gallon
- Brendan Gibbons
- Cameron Gordon
- Thomas Gordon
- Mike Jones (Injury redshirt only, as he's played in a couple games - but not the DSU blowout).
- Anthony LaLota
- Taylor Lewan
- Michael Schofield
- Fitzgerald Toussaint
- Justin Turner
- Quinton Washington
A couple of these guys might be in the mix for playing time later in the year (especially Jones, since he's already played), so keep your eyes peeled.
A certain Anthony Rocco Lalota (who is not an otter) has enrolled at the University, according to a umich.edu directory entry created this morning. No surprise there, but he has an awesome middle name, FWIW.
With our entire starting D-Line graduating or leaving (I presume Brandon Graham will leave), I am worried about where we will stand next year. I know Martin has been playing well and the Butler shift may be interesting. Also, Van Bergen has showed some promise. Roh and Lalota and Campbell(?) are coming in next year. It would be a shame if we improve our LB core and DB's but our D-Line falls apart. Do we have any budding superstars I am unaware of? Is there any real cause for concern?