Unfortunately for Wolverines fans, safety help will not be coming in the form of Sean Parker.
Michigan led for his services up until a month ago, but faced an uphill battle as Pac-10 suitors Cal, USC, and finally Washington beckoned him to remain closer to the West Coast.
Parker selected the surprise Washington Huskies in a ceremony at his high school at 10 a.m. this morning.
He visited the Huskies in the closing weeks of his recruitment, a surprise to many who felt he was a lock for either the Trojans or Wolverines.
In retrospect, the undersized but hard-hitting safety was clearly searching for a replacement for the Wolverines, whom he hadn't visited since the Ohio State game.
He also wasn't sold on USC. The rumors were that he didn't like the look of the Trojans' depth chart, and safety Dietrich Riley, another fringe-five-star talent, is rumored to be USC's to lose.
At any rate, the Wolverines now will look to land safety Demar Dorsey out of Florida. The Gators' decommitment would help Michigan close strong on a large and talented, but questionably college-ready, class.
Parker would have enrolled ready to compete for immediate playing time, but that responsibility now falls to either Dorsey, current Wolverine free safety signee Marvin Robinson, or one of the players on Michigan's depth chart.
Hopefully, one of the players that actually had a scholarship offer this time.
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