How will Tressel Resignation affect Michigan Recruiting

Submitted by StephenRKass on May 31st, 2011 at 10:15 AM

A number of articles have speculated on how much the Tressel resignation will affect recruiting. Off the top of my head, I am immediately aware of the following having offers from both Michigan and OSU, and being individuals we have a legitimate shot at:

  • Adolphus Washington
  • Dwayne Stanford
  • Ondre Pipkins
  • Sheldon Day
  • Chris Wormley
  • Jordan Diamond

In addition, there are quite a few other offers out there from both Michigan and OSU.

  • Kwon Alexander
  • Jordan Simmons
  • Jarron Jones
  • Stefon Diggs
  • Tommy Schutt
  • Aaron Burbridge
  • Se'Von Pittman
  • Jordan Watkins
  • Tom Stroebel
  • Kyle Dodson

(I didn't even bother listing several LB prospects still listed as holding Michigan offers, given the four commits we already have.)

Lastly, there are verbal commits to OSU that we may want to now pursue:

  • Brionte Dunn
  • Kyle Kalis

With the addition of Gant today, scholarships at Michigan are getting tighter and tighter. Michigan appears to be in the running for a number of other great candidates.

How will the scandal in Columbus affect recruiting? In particular, are there any offered recruits from the state of Ohio that this really opens the door to for Michigan? We already have a solid class. This newest turn of events potentially improves things even more.