he grew a beard
I ran into Myles Wade this morning at a local coffee shop. He is a Junior JC defensive tackle transfer to Texas Tech with 3 years of eligibility left. I talked briefly with him and his dad. What a solid young man. I came away extremely impressed. He has a compelling story. This guy is going to make waves, and I wish him the best.
Michigan is ill served by not reaching out to players like this at and in positions of need. We have gone through hard times that could offer kids like this opportunity. There is more to these men than grades and test scores can document.
I've heard that Michigan does not look at JC players (the exceptions prove the rule) mostly due to transcript problems. It has been a revelation seeing Football interact with Admissions with some pushing and pulling going back and forth recently. This is definitely less an issue as the talent level rises, but JC transfers deserve more of a look than the current policy seems to allow.
The podcasts are not working for me, but I did listen to the broadcast this morning and Sam mentioned that Gardner, Robinson and Witty will not be enrolling early. This was brought out by Ira and confirmed by Sam.
To qualify...Devin is still checking with his school if early graduation is possible (still very unlikely IMO as class is starting this week.)
Hoping for the best here, but this bodes ill for Mich.
Note the broadcast cut off in mid discussion, I wasn't clear what the issue with Witty was exactly.
I didn't see this on the board. Sorry if this is a repeat. I know there have been several earlier discussions re: early enrollment.
According to Rivals($), Adrian Witty passed his Algebra course with the grade necessary to improve his GPA and is fully qualified to be admitted into the University of Michigan. He was in A2 this weekend on an official visit.
Edit: I didn't see this was already posted on TomVH's weekend recruiting update thread. Oops.
I read somewhere that Adrian Witty is retaking classes and hopes to enroll in January...if that happens, does this season count as a redshirt season? Or could he redshirt in 2010, anyway? And which recruiting class would he count towards? 2009 or 2010? I'm confused about the whole situation.
Okay, Im a self admitted broke ass college student. There I said it. Now, Adrian Witty's headshot is front page of thewolverine.com
Anyone, per rivals or not, have any updates on him? Prep school? Out completely?
thanks and please excuse my meager lifestyle.
Didn't see this posted anywhere else yet, so forgive me if it is.
From that local rag of a newspaper...
"Freshman cornerback Adrian Witty will not be joining the team after not being cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Coach Rich Rodriguez said U-M will still keep up with him over the next year."