this may be of some local interest
Here are your unofficial Michigan free agency signings, for our boys who missed out on draft day, but will still look to earn an NFL paycheck (except Carson Butler, who will undoubtedly be cut after releasing a terror-spree the nerdy denizens of Wisconsin).
Full (and still unofficial) list can be found here: http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2009/04/2009-undrafted-free-agent-signing...
Will Johnson - Ravens
Brandon Harrison - Colts
Tim Jamison - Texans
Doug Dutch - Redskins
Sean Griffin - Seahawks
Carson Butler - Packers
Here's hoping these undrafted guys impress enough to crack the roster.
I'm getting verklempt...
Let me give you a topic: Marve lists Purdue as his top choice. Discuss.
Source: ESPN. Won't let me link it.
I am looking to subscribe to one of the recruiting websites to help pass the time and keep up with Michigan football recruiting. Which site, Rivals or Scout, has better in depth coverage of Michigan recruiting and why? Brian tends to extract videos from Rivals for this blog, but Scout seems to have more up to date news articles. If you are a subscriber to either, I would appreciate any input.
Has any player in college football ever transferred to another school after playing for a different school and then transferred back to their original school?
Hey, if anyone could share where they know of any guys who signed as free agents today went? It's a bit more difficult to get that information right away than seeing who was drafted obviously but I do know that a lot of guys find out today where they are going if they signed as free agents. Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated.
Travis Williams recently took a visit up to Ann Arbor, and decided that would be the last place he needed to look. Williams is a cornerback/athlete from Florida, and saw nothing but good things at U of M. Here's what he had to say about his recent commitment.
TOM: So are you officially committed, or just high on Michigan?
TRAVIS: I'm committed. I talked to Coach Rodriguez today, and told him the news. They just told me to call him back after the Spring. He wants me to make sure that I made the right decision, and not make a bad move.
TOM: So what was the final aspect that made you make your choice?
TRAVIS: Just everything really. It was just incredible. The Big House, the locker room, and the practice facility. It was just amazing. Once I saw all that, it just put me over the edge.
TOM: Where did they say they see you playing? I recently saw on Scout that you run a 4.9 40, is that accurate?
TRAVIS: They want to use me as a cornerback. They like my stride, and my overall speed. I need to talk to those guys, because that is definitely not right. I ran a 4.49, a 4.56, and a 4.7 at all the combines. The 4.7 was when I was injured too. So, that's definitely not right.
TOM: What's the time table look like? When will this be officially official?
TRAVIS: I'm not really looking at any other schools. I'm just going to wait until after Spring, and then call Coach Rodriguez. They had three kids decommit last year, so they don't want that to happen again.