"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
Demetrius Hart, Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix and LaQuentin Smith talk about the recruiting process and their future plans.
Demetrius gives some insight on his top three and the the reason he is considereing them.
Michigan: "They are in a moment of rebuilding so they are going after the guys they really want," Hart said. "Most of the top programs are recruiting to fill a hole here or there but Michigan needs versatile athletes that can step in and do a lot of things."
I got a really positive vibe from the recent article about Clinton-Dix from rivals (http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1051540 behind a paywal I believe).
Here is one reason: "Hopefully me and DHart go to school together. We're still looking at it and trying to graduate early, so depending on how it works out it might be at Michigan," Clinton-Dix said. "We've got strong takes on Michigan. They were the first team to put me on the scene."
And some more good news: Michigan assistant coach Rod Smith is heading up Clinton-Dix recruitment for the Wolverines. Clinton-Dix has also spoken to head coach Rich Rodriguez on several occasions, but Michigan's most influential recruiter may be former Dr. Phillips wide receiver Ricardo Miller.
Come on Miller, work that magic!
Rivals list's Hasean Clinton-Dix as an athlete, but he played mostly as a safety and was often used closer to the line of scrimmage as an additional linebacker.
EDIT: Projected as a 4-5 star range by Rivals (although likely needs some stellar combine performances to reach that 5th star).
Damn I really want a solid Dr. Phillips pipeline... they consistently dish out quality talent.