Devin Gardner Finally Enrolls at Michigan, Starts Classes on Tuesday

Jay NicolsCorrespondent IJanuary 17, 2010

According to an email I received from, I'm led to believe that Devin Gardner will be in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, Jan. 19 for his first class of the winter term.

Unfortunately, I do not subscribe to the website, but the email's subject read "Devin Gardner! And U-M commitment 24!" After I read that, I decided to search around the web to see if this indeed was true, that Devin Gardner was finally able to enroll at Michigan.

Over at, another paid site, a snippet on the front page by Josh Helmholdt has breaking news on Devin Gardner. All this would lead me to believe that Gardner is already on campus and preparing for classes on Tuesday.

I wanted to find more sources, so I searched the Michigan beat writers blogs and found a piece on the Detroit News blog.

Angelique Chengelis wrote on her weblog that she found out "before the game (Michigan v. UCONN at Crisler) from someone who would know that Inkster quarterback Devin Gardner will be able to enroll early at Michigan after all, and will be in classes on Tuesday."

She continued, "Gardner had qualified to enter Michigan early but issues at Inkster kept him from graduating early. However, those issues apparently have been cleared up."

This would be the best case scenario for Michigan, knowing that Gardner is expected to push Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson as the man behind center.

Gardner worked really hard to get himself ready to enroll early and from all accounts it was Inkster who was delaying his graduation.

As I was about to finish this story, Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press just reported that Gardner told them he will be starting classes on Tuesday.

This is music to Michigan fans ears. Spring game will be huge now. Devin v. Tate?! Michigan will look to exceed the 50,000 that came to last Spring Game.

April can't get here soon enough!!

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