Recruiting Update 1-29-09

Recruiting Boards can be found to the left at any time or right here: 2009 & 2010.

Decent recruiting overview with less than a week left from the Free Press.

OH CB Commit Justin Turner has apparently been offered the #2 jersey when he arrives in Ann Arbor. This would surprise me, as Boubacar Cissoko has been rumored to be switching to #2 this year.

LA DT Commit DeQuinta Jones gave a little feedback on his Michigan visit:

“Snow was piled up everywhere,” said Jones, who verbally committed to the Wolverines over the summer. “But it really wasn’t that cold to me.”

One of the highlights of the trip for the handful of recruits was getting to pay a visit to coach Rich Rodriguez’s home. “We went to coach Rodriguez’s house and played pool,” Jones said. “It’s a three-story mansion.”

Overall, Jones says his visit, “went real good.”

He also said he won’t be sure where he’s going until signing day comes and goes, but current scuttlebutt among those on the internets is that he’ll still end up with Michigan.

2009 FL QB Denard Robinson is considered a Florida lean? This goes against all the conventional wisdom on Robinson and Witty, but it is worth noting in case there’s something to it.

2009 PA WR Je’Ron Stokes is considering taking a visit to Georgia this weekend. I’m not quite sure how serious that interest can be, considering it’s pretty much come from nowhere. Rich rodriguez was also in his home “most of the evening” on Tuesday.

2009 SC DE Sam Montgomery was visited by South Carolina Monday, but he doesn’t plan to head to Columbia before Signing Day for an unofficial, so it seems like South Carolina probably isn’t a player here. Sam will announce his decision on ESPN at 10 or 10:30 on Signing Day. Also a very brief mention of his visit to LSU, wherein LSU commit Chris Faulk commits on his bubbly personality.

2009 LA LB Barkevious Mingo visited Alabama over the weekend.

Superfluff on 2009 MI QB AJ Westendorp. The article seems to say that he’ll definitely accept a scholarship offer somewhere (and Michigan doesn’t seem likely to offer). He might even pick GVSU over Central Michigan if the Chips offer. He’s verrry close to being removed from the board.

2010 SC QB Cornelius Jones is getting Michigan interest, though he’s no longer reporting a Michigan offer as he (falsely) was over the spring/summer.

2010 FL WR/Slot Chris Dunkley has a top 5, and Michigan isn’t in it. The big 3 Florida schools, Georgia, and West Virginia are.

The 2010 contingent from Byrnes, SC (including RB Marcus Lattimore, one of the nation’s top prospects, and fellow target DE Brandon Willis) made their way to Duke’s junior day last week, and will visit Florida State this weekend.

Michigan Sports Center does a bit of super-sleuthing to determine that Michigan has offered 2010 MI QB Robert Bolden.

2009 VA QB Tajh Boyd. Clemson.
2009 TX WR Josh Gordon. Baylor.
2009 TX CB/WR DeWayne Peace. Arizona.

Guys who weren’t on the board but can pretty much be forgotten about now:
2009 LA WR Travante Stallworth. Reaffirmed to Auburn.
2009 FL WR Willie Haulstead. Don’t entirely forget about him, but he’s reaffirmed his FSU commitment.

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6 Comments so far

  1. West Texas Blue says...


    ESPN says Cornelius Jones had his offer verified by UM coaching staff, FWIW.

  2. michman says...


    mentions that Cornelius Jones HAS been offered and that Michigan stopped by to “firm up” his offer.

    “Michigan has firmed up an offer for a speedy, dual-threat quarterback from the Southeast. Cornelius Jones (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) was offered verbally during the fall and the Wolverines coaches recently stopped by the school and confirmed that the offer was on the table, according to Spartanburg head coach Freddie Brown. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe also personally reviewed Jones’ film and extended an offer from the Blue Devils, according to Brown.”

  3. cfaller96 says...

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if M doesn’t get another quality QB recruit this year, I reserve the right to freak the eff out and suck on a paper bag for the next 3 months.

  4. Ann Arbor 1879 says...

    So what is the consensus?

    Q. Washington (50%)
    Je’Ron Stokes (90%)
    Pearlie Graves (50%)
    DeQuinta Jones (75%)
    Adrian Witty (50%)
    Denard Robinson (50%)
    Sam Montgomery (50%)

    Does that look about right?

  5. Tim says...

    Washington, Graves, and Montgomery probably a bit lower; Witty and Robinson probably a bit higher.

  6. Ann Arbor 1879 says...

    Thanks Tim. I hadn’t heard that Sam was so high on UNC. Sheesh what is it with them this year? Is Butch THAT good at recruiting?

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