...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Today is his last day. Have a good retirement, Jon.
Louisville 2014 signee Sharieff Rhaheed was arrested and charged with lewd lascivious behavior with his 14 year old cousin after DNA tests on the aborted fetus showed 99.9% DNA match. The investigation had been going since October so I don't how any school could have pursued him last month. The family knew about the investigation in November when he and his mother refused to submit for DNA test until warrant was served at his high school. Louisville got a good one in Bobby Petrino. On another note, his other main suitors and finalists: Mark Dantonio, Gary Pinkel, and Bret Bielema. I am not surprised at all.
Paskorz not listed. He is listed on Brian's weight post from yesterday but I don't know where that information came from. Is this an oversight or is he ho longer with the team (which would also explain the Heitzman shift)?
Michigan offered Josh Barajas on February 7, and since then he's reeled in seven more offers from the likes of Penn State, Indiana, Virginia Tech, NC State, Ole Miss, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.
I congratulated Josh on his recent popularity on the recruiting trail and asked him about how Michigan stacks up now that he's got several new offers and a lot of extra attention.
Michigan is definitely in my top. I just got off the phone with Coach Mattison actually. He talked about me coming to Ann Arbor again and told me that I'm his guy. Mattison is awesome, I really like that guy. I think I'll try to visit again in the middle of March.
Barajas is a prospect that is starting to blow up and with Michigan being one of his first "biggish" offers the Wolverines have positioned themselves well to be in the mix for his services.
0 - Passing interest or none
1 - Let's see if he visits before we talk
2 - Among large (8-15) group under consideration
3 - Contender in a top 3-7
4 - Tentative lead or solidly in a top 2-3
5 - Trending Blue.
Barajas holds Michigan in high regard and if he visits again in March that positive light could grow. I believe Michigan will be in a trimmed top group if that visit takes place and they could end up in a position to become a finalist.
Ivan Maisel devoted an entire ESPNU College Football radio show to Michigan football with Rittenberg and Chantel as guests. Worth a listen!