January 21st, 2012 at 5:29 AM ^

It's often disappointing that local players wouldn't choose Michigan, but USC was appealing to him.  I'm sure he had expectations that Carroll would remain his coach.  At Michigan he might have expected Carr to remain his coach.  With Nick's family in Detroit, I'm sure that choice to go out West may not have been easy for him. 


January 21st, 2012 at 9:30 AM ^

He chose USC for reasons that made him happy, and good for him.  He has been a good-but-not-great DE for a couple of years, and should have a good career in the NFL.  He would have hated it at UM with the coaching changes, just like I'm sure he wasn't super-happy about USC switching staffs.  Wish him luck, but every year kids leave the state and UM brings in recruits from other hotbeds.  It happens.