With 11 commitments received, plus Morris as a QB in 2013, we appear to be halfway home, assuming room for 22 incoming freshmen in 2012. There has been speculation that the fact slots have been filling up has caused some recruits to commit now, in order to lock in a scholarship and a slot. It appears this may be affecting Terry Richardson.
I am curious how the current commitments are affecting both outstanding offers (whether we're pulling offers already made,) and causing others to make a commitment. I'm also trying to gauge how the remaining slots are filled.
- OL: we have two commitments, four more expected.
- QB: none, one expected (could Hoke gamble with 3 QB, and one coming in 2013?)
- RB: no commitments, none expected.
- FB: no commitments, none expeccted.
- WR: no commitments, two expected.
- TE: two commitments, any more? What is happening with Thompson?
- DE: two commitments, any more?
- DT: one commitment, one more.
- LB: four commitments, no more.
- CB: no commitments, one expected.
- S: No commitments, one expected.
- One extra, reserve for best athlete, any position (say, Dunn?)
This would give us a total of 22 commitments, and the following breakdown:
- OL: Six
- QB: One
- RB: None
- FB: None
- WR: Two
- TE: Two
- DE: Two
- DT: Two
- LB: Four
- CB: One
- S: One
- Wildcard: One
With the exception of the Offensive Line, and maybe Wide Receiver, the pressure seems to be growing on potential recruits to make a commitment, if you want to be at Michigan in the Fall of 2012.
Is there anyone other than Richardson who we expect to hear from soon? Are there offers we are now slow playing or pulling off the table because things are getting tight? Is the breakdown by position off? Which positions is Michigan strong enough at that it can afford to accept only the best (for example, either accepting Dunn as RB or no one at all.)