Michigan Football: Another Commit and Kevin Newsome News

Ryan Senior Writer IJuly 22, 2008

Yesterday, the Michigan Wolverines picked up the 13th player in their 2009 recruiting class.

Louisiana defensive end DeQuinta Jones is the first end to be brought into the class by Rich Rodriguez and his staff.

The 6'2", 252 pounder isn't tremendously regarded—he's a three star on both Rivals and Scouts—but will at least provide depth to a Michigan program that hasn't pulled in many ends in the past few classes.

Michigan is also after ends Craig Roh (AZ), Chris Bonds (SC), Anthony LaLota (NJ), Keenan Graham (NV), Sam Montgomery (SC), and Will Hill (VA), with eyes out on a few others but no offers to any.

Good news as well on the Kevin Newsome front (credit: http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=829032:)

"I'm committed to Michigan," Newsome said. "Me and Bryce McNeal were going around bragging how we're going to beat Randall Carroll, who's going to USC, Cierre Wood, who's going to Notre Dame. We were bragging about things like that."

Newsome said he really hit it off with McNeal.

"It was great to be around a guy that's going to be a future teammate hopefully," he said. "He's a great guy. Bryce is a good, good guy. He's one of my boys now. We're going to really stay in touch."

Seems as though Newsome's time at the academy is really helping his progression.  It's also nice that after so much speculation, he stepped up and solidified his verbal.

Of course, it is college football recruiting so nothing is really ever true until they sign that Letter of Intent.

Stay tuned.