Michigan Offers Penn St. Commit, 2014 LB Jared Wangler
In the wake of offered LB's Jimmie Swain and Richard Yeargin committing to TCU and Notre Dame respetively and Purdue gaining a pledge from recently-eyed Drue Tranquill, the Michigan coaches acted quickly and offered current Penn St. commit Jared Wangler. Most of us know the Wangler name as Jared's father is former Michigan signal caller Johnny Wangler. Jared's older brother Jack will be a walk-on with the football team this fall, and I learned via Twitter that his sister will be a member of the basketball team at Michigan. I was able to exchange a few texts with Jared and get a read for how he was feeling about the offer given all of the Maize and Blue in his family.
What's the Michigan offer do to your head and heart?
(Laughs) I mean it's definitely somethign I'm going to consider. I'm committed to Penn St. and I haven't made any decision yet. I'm going to talk it over with my family.
Coach O'Brien seems like a standup guy and PSU is pretty special, but your connection to Michigan is pretty unique wouldn't you say?
Yeah it really is unique. That's what makes this such a tough decision.
Numerous family connections make Jared Wangler becoming a Wolverine seem like an inevitability. Wangler also happens to be best friends, basically brothers as he desribes, with Shane Morris, and I'm sure the two will talk about the possibility of playing together. Wangler answered me very quickly, openly, and quite honestly. That usually speaks volumes when it comes to gauging interest. I believe Wangler will be a Wolverine.
(from Gordon Berenson who posted it first:
I think this link is ($) but Wiltfong over at 247 has reported that Jared Wangler was offered by Michigan today. I don't know what that means in the recruiting tea leaves but I assume it means some other LB/S prospects are becoming less likely or the staff sees another scholarship becoming available. Probably safe to assume he's going to flip and commit to Michigan soon.
What does this mean? Let's speculate.)