I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Although there is too much sparty mention here, Wojo discusses the opportunity presented by the recent OSU trouble. Discussing the Kalis commitment: "Of course, this is just one verbal agreement from one kid. But it's especially notable because he originally committed to the Buckeyes, until Jim Tressel was busted for serial lying and replaced by Luke Fickell."
Since there's not a lot going on today...
Apparently, 2011 Freshman RB Mike Blakely is going to be transferring from Florida. He enrolled early at Florida and today Florida released a statement saying he was leaving the program. Seems kinda strange to me considering he's only been there a few months, he's from FL, and was ranked #10 by Scout coming in this year for RB's. This is all according to The Ringer, and he still has to sit out a year even though he's technically not played.
Armani Reeves has announced 3/5 schools to be in his top 5 and Michigan is one of them. I know Magnus (I think) has said that he really likes Reeves as a cornerback target in this class. If T-Rich goes blue and Armani wants to come do we take them both?
Over at TheWolverine.com, Michael Spath has posted an interesting profile of 2011 OL commit Caleb Stacey [not premium content] with an extensive evaluation by his high school coach, Kurry Commins. Some sample quotes follow, but click on the link for the full monty.
"Caleb's only a shade over 6-4 but he has extremely long arms. [He] is a notch above most linemen when it comes to the cerebral part of the game. He understands blocking techniques, angles, leverage - the ins and outs of the game.
"I had a kid win the Super Bowl last year [linebacker Diyral Briggs] and I've had some other really great talents but in my 11 years, Caleb will be, by far, the most complete player I've ever had by the time he finishes his senior year."
"...[H]e's an ideal interior player. He's a very mean guy on the field. Not dirty, but he's one of those old-school throwbacks that is going to punish the man he lines up against.
"This is a kid that comes from a very humble background and he brings his lunch pail every day. He's worked so hard for this opportunity and when he got that Michigan offer I think he was blown away. I know those coaches very well and what I told Caleb is that they are guys that are going to be invested in your long-term future, and you want to play for guys like that.
"I think after that trip to West Virginia he just sort of knew that he was wasting his time looking at other places because Michigan had everything he wanted."
Nice to see that quality preferred walk-on that looks like a diamond in the rough football player but a high quality and character person. Welcome to the University of Michigan Gary!