April 3rd, 2010 at 9:32 AM
Michigan Starting to Make Progress With Players at Southeastern...?
The article is behind a paywall, but the gist is that Michigan is recruiting 2011 LB Ed Davis from Southeastern. As most who follow recruiting closely know, UM has not had much success with Southeastern since RR's arrival in AA. But with Archie Collins (the former Defensive Coordinator at Southeastern and the person thought to be most responsible for swaying recruits away from AA ) joining the staff at MSU it looks like we might be starting to get our foot in the door a bit.
Perhaps the most intriguing quote was when Davis mentioned something he noticed about the Michigan team when he watched them practice:
This team, they work as a family. I like their togetherness; they are close as a team.
Family values...? At Michigan...? Whoda Thunk it.....
Given the talent coming out of SE (Fred Smith, Gholston, Hankins) and the fact that its been earmarked to some of our direct rivals, I'm giving RR an imaginary +1 for capitalizing on Collin's departure so quickly and bringing Southeastern kids to campus.
I know it might take a year or two before we actually start getting players from SE to commit, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. While Detroit isn't the hotbed of D-I talent it once was, solidifying our base in the biggest city in our state is certainly not going to hurt.