Yesterday Sam Webb broke the news that 2015 QB David Sills could be visiting Ann Arbor some time soon and I was able to semi-confirm that with him tonight.
Sills rose to fame as the 8th grader who committed to USC a few years ago. Today Sills remains committed to USC, albeit softly, but he has interest in checking out Michigan's campus.
Brandon Watson and Freddy Canteen are former teammates of Sills and enrolled at Michigan in January. Sills says that they both played a big part in his growing interest in the Wolverines.
Yeah, I believe I'll be up there in Ann Arbor next week. Brandon and Freddy have really talked me in to going up to see the campus. They've told me that it's the best place for football and academics and that life after Michigan will be great. They love it there. I'm still committed to USC but I'm keeping my options fairly open.
There have been a lot of changes at USC since Sills first committed. He says he's comfortable with the new staff and fellow verbal commitment quarterback Ricky Town will not deter him from becoming a Trojan if he decides to honor his own verbal commitment. He says there will be competition anywhere he decides to go and another player will not factor in to his decision.
It'll be interesting to see if this visit does take place and it will be even more interesting to see what kind of impression it makes on Sills if it does. Clearly there are a couple of advocates already in Ann Arbor for bringing Sills into the fold and Watson and Canteen have done their part.
I realize news out of the fort has been scarce. For those of us clamoring for any tidbits, I found the following articles on Go Blue Michigan Wolverine. As Brian has said, they display some "rough prose" over there but beggars can't be choosers.
Keep in mind this is one man's opinion. He says he watched two practices in shorts. As always, Spring Practice means very little once the fall arrives.
Some footage of Coach Mattison working with the linebackers, telling Frank Clark he tipped a coverage, yelling 'Danger!' and 'Banjo!', and biting his own hand.
Also a couple Mike McCray sightings as well as a Ross Douglas reception.
Bonus: Nuss in the background of 1:11 mark
Bonus II: and looks like Dave Brandon at 2:03 mark
title says it all. good to see him sticking around the league