Signing Day Spectacular Schedule

Submitted by Brian on February 1st, 2010 at 2:22 PM

world-of-warcraft-south-parkSigning Day 2010 promises to be far less hectic than last year, when Michigan picked up Denard Robinson, Adrian Witty, and Je'ron Stokes but lost out on Pearlie Graves and Dequinta Jones, and far, far less hectic than 2008, when Michigan snake-oiled a half-dozen guys and Sam McGuffie went on a vision quest. But it's still going down, and we'll be here to answer all your questions six to ten times each.

An up-to-the-minute accounting of events that will go down tomorrow: [UPDATE: HA HA! I meant Wednesday.]

CA S Sean Parker announces at 10 AM on ESPN. National guru opinion is USC, Michigan insider opinion is Michigan.

FL S Rashad Knight could drop to Rutgers or Michigan at any time but since he's waited this long he'll probably have a signing day press conference of some sort. Time is indeterminate. This one is fuzzy.

FL S Demar Dorsey announces tomorrow. Florida State is the favorite; Michigan just put on the full-court press. USC is also involved. Florida pulled his offer once he started looking around.

OH DT Terry Talbott may end up elsewhere. Twitter du Tom:

Jay Minton, Terry Talbott's coach sent me an email: "Terry's head is spinning, I wish I could tell you what he'll do."

There is an article on Rivals($) to similar effect. Talbott visited North Carolina two weeks ago. Brother and OH CB Terrence Talbott did not go and has been adamant he will sign with Michigan and the brothers wanted to stay together, so Michigan should come out on top here. That quote is alarming, though.

Other decommits are unlikely. No other Michigan recruits have taken post-commitment visits and all of them have taken Michigan officials; it would take some Roy Roundtree-style subterfuge for a Michigan commit to end up elsewhere. MI RB Austin White, TX RB Stephen Hopkins, MI QB Devin Gardner, MI WR Ricardo Miller, MI WR Jeremy Jackson, OH WR Jerald Robinson, and OH OL Christian Pace are already on campus.

Things happening tomorrow:

  • A potentially epic signing day liveblog kicks off at 9:30 to catch the Parker announcement. Depending on level of interest and how tolerant we are of answering the same questions fifteen times, this may extend until the Rich Rodriguez press conference scheduled for 6 PM.
  • The most timely MGoPodcast in history will drop, though obviously it will not contain information on Parker, Knight, or Dorsey.
  • The front page will update throughout the day with things that are occurring.



February 1st, 2010 at 3:17 PM ^

then they're gonna have a hell of a secondary for a few years. Greg Reid is a beast, I was impressed by him every FSU game I caught on TV and he's just a freshman.


February 1st, 2010 at 4:09 PM ^

Vlad is going to be all over Brian for screwing up the days. Come on Brian you are going to have someone do a triple check on the facts to win Vlad over. Ok. Inaccuarate, but ok.

The Impaler


February 1st, 2010 at 5:40 PM ^

Wait...we still have a football team? I read on ESPN that Michigan sold its football team to pay for the state's budget deficit. According to them we are now the Beijing Wolverines.


February 1st, 2010 at 5:43 PM ^

I just have a couple of recruiting questions.

Would it be that big of a deal if Talbott signs with UNC? We did just get Black's commitment and we already have Ash. All 3 will play either DT or DE. Wouldn't it be better to have the extra spot for next year, when we'll have 20 or fewer scholarships? Talbott was recruited by Hopson so could his interest in UNC be due to Hopson no longer being on staff?

Is there any guys that you have a feeling might just move to Michigan if a spot opens up? Any off off the board possibilities to move to Michigan?

Does Henderson look like he'll be going to OSU? That's what Rivals title seems to indicate but I don't pay for them so I can't read the article.


February 1st, 2010 at 5:55 PM ^

it would be a big deal. every DT recruit we miss puts that much more pressure on the existing DTs and DEs to pan out. given the way DL recruiting has gone for the two classes preceding this one, we have a margin of error of zero right now. If Black or Ash turns into another Adam Patterson, we are totally f'd straight down the middle of our D if anything happens to Martin or Campbell (or when Martin graduates).

So having Talbott, Ash and Black gives a slight margin for error.


February 2nd, 2010 at 11:54 AM ^

I heard Rashad Knight signed with Rutgers because he wanted to play for coach Samwise Gamgee and go on adventures. Is that true Brian? What are the insiders saying?