Two Michigan Wolverine Freshmen Not Yet Cleared by NCAA Clearinghouse

The WolverineCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 4:  Tight end Carson Butler #85 of the Michigan Wolverines gets tripped up by defensive back Erik Keys #7 of the Ball State Cardinals in the second quarter on November 4, 2006 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Ball State 34-26.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Coach Rodriguez announced that incoming freshmen Adrian Witty and JT Turner are in the process of being evaluated by the NCAA for their academic eligibility. Going into the summer, Michigan fans were concerned that Jeremy Gallon would not qualify but the news regarding these two is a bit surprising.

Michigan's secondary is already thin, and both players were expected to compete for playing time, especially Justin Turner, who was a highly touted physical recruit from Northern Ohio (he was ranked the No. 1 overall player in Ohio last year). Turner is capable of playing both corner and safety, although coaches have said he'll start off at corner.

It's unclear exactly what is holding them up, but Coach Rodriguez gave us a few tidbits. “We’re still waiting on Justin Turner to get some information in and hopefully that will be in before Sunday and within a week and the other one’s Adrian Witty, who’s got a test score we’re still waiting on. He’s kind of in limbo right now," said Coach Rodriguez.