Pearlie Graves Goes Blue

GoBlueWolverine reports defensive tackle Pearlie Graves (6-3, 260) from Tulsa East Central High School in Oklahoma has given his word to become a Michigan Wolverine. Graves is the 19th commit in the class of 2009. Also, he has an awesome name.

Player Notes
Graves plays primarily defensive end in high school, and that is where the recruiting sites list him. However, he has a big frame, and with a college-level strength and conditioning program, he will likely move to defensive tackle. He will likely end up as a penetrator who is more of a speedy defensive tackle than Big Ten fans are accustomed to.

Recruiting Notes
Graves was offered by Michigan in the summer, and the Wolverines immediately became one of his favorite schools. He took his visit to Ann Arbor this fall, and went home raving about his time there, particularly the academic support. Graves’s stock has been rising lately, with several programs offering him scholarships recently. He picked Michigan over Oklahoma State and others.

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5 Comments so far

  1. jacques auef says...

    I like this kid. Next Oct 31st falls on a Saturday and UM has a game against Illinois that day. I hope Pearlie does his face up like a skull to scare the bejesus out of Zook the crook and his players!

  2. UofMSnowboarder says...

    I know Schafer likes mix up where the pressure comes from. Is recruiting faster DTs going to be a trend to allow for a DL that can stunt a little better?

  3. Bob says...

    Seems he is a 4 star on Rivals and not rated on Scouts. What wouldn’t he be rated?

  4. Tim says...

    I believe he’s a 3* DE on Scout.

  5. jacques auef says...


    Scout is horrible on updating their rankings. Rivals seems to do it more often where Scout seems to only do it before the season, assuming they can with a kid, maybe once during the season (again if they have the info to do so) and then at the end of the season.

    I wouldn’t take much concern over the fact that Scout doesn’t have him ranked. When you see that Okie State, U of Ok and most of the big 12 was after him, you have to come to the conclusion he has talent.

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