Word is on 97.1 (via The Wolverine) is that McGuff is really impressing people and could make an immediate impact. Somebody said that he is the most advanced Freshman they've ever seen.
Bad news is that Grady might be finished.........
His Sparq rating was outrageous. Sad to hear about Grady though. He's been through 2 knee blowouts. I hope if he's done it's on his own terms, not as a sacrifice to the press. He holds a special place in my heart for breaking a long run in the Minnesota debacle in 2005, but instead of cutting around the last defender and scoring, he just lowered his shoulder and hammered him in the open field around the 30 yard line, basically tackling himself. I think Michigan turned the ball over or didn't score somehow on that drive.
Edit: Actually that wasn't against Minnesota. Does anyone else know the run I'm referring to? I believe it was Grady, might have been Hart, but they broke into the open field, and bowled a guy over around the opponents 35-45 rather than cut back around a block. It drove me insane because we lost that game. I think it was a 20-30 yard run.
A guilty plea would result in immediate sentencing. A not guilty plea forces the prosecutors to work out a deal in order to avoid a trial. Hence the term "plea bargin".
I think you are correct about him committing early but there are a number of factors on why Grady was rated so highly. First, he was a four year starter on varsityin H.S. He was on track, at the time of initial, to break every significant Michigan high school rushing record (yards, TDs, most consecutive 100 yd games, others), and ended up doing so by the time he graduated. Also, the kid was a physical beast and a gym rat. For his size, he was pretty darn fast (not necesarily quick, but fast). Those are the obvious reasons why he was so highly rated.
However, I do recall how he dropped his senior year in the eyes of the scouts at various recruiting sites. They were saying about how he wasn't as special near the end of his career as they thought he would be and by the time they re-evaluated him, rankings had already been through their final update so they really didn't have time to re-rank him. If they did, he probably would've dropped down to a four star. If I find the link to that article that was explaining why he had such a high ranking, I'll post it.