Witherspoon goes to Rutgers. He got cleared on Friday. WTF? Nick Perry is playing at USC but we let Witherspoon go? Why?
From the Detroit News.
Michigan did edge Notre Dame in recruiting on Friday. Defensive end Anthony LaLota
, a 6-foot-6, 260-pounder from Princeton, N.J., committed to the
Wolverines Friday night, according to Rivals.com. LaLota chose Michigan
over Penn State and Notre Dame.
Former Michigan commitment Marcus Witherspoon
(Atlantic City, N.J.), who did not qualify academically for Michigan,
where he would have been a freshman this fall, is headed to Rutgers,
according to the Press of Atlantic City.
linebacker, told the paper he will be at practice on Monday. The NCAA
on Friday cleared him academically, so he can play. Witherspoon was in
Ann Arbor in June and July working out. He told the paper he was sent
home because he needed a class to become eligible.
He took an online sociology course through Brigham Young University and received an 'A'.
said last week that Witherspoon did not meet qualifying standards and
would never play for Michigan. The NCAA, however, declared him eligible
"It was hard," Witherspoon said of the Michigan
situation. "But I have no hard feelings toward Michigan. We just
decided to move on."