Michigan Interested in a Late Bloomer for the 2011 Class?
Recruiting is a strange business.
A few rules:
Your junior year is the most important.
Make sure you have a highlight reel on YouTube.
Make sure you go to summer combines/7 on 7s and talk to Scouts and Rivals often.
Ok, so what happens to guys that don't do those things and have a great senior year? Sometimes they fall through the cracks and don't get a scholarship offer. I have to imagine there are plenty of guys like that. Most of them walk-on to a program or play in a lower division.
Graham Glasgow from Aurora, Illinois could be one of those kids that fell through the cracks or was a late bloomer.
Graham is a 6'7" 295 pound offensive tackle that didn't start playing football until his senior year; he played basketball.
Now he is starting to get interest from a number of schools including Minnesota, Ohio State and Michigan. He was a starter at tackle for a team that was the runner-up for the state championship.
Ohio State was out to see one of his basketball games and has asked him to visit Columbus. He visited Minnesota a couple of weeks ago and now he will be visiting Ann Arbor this weekend.
Graham's OL coach is former Wolverine Kurt Becker and Kurt feels that Graham could easily be a starter in the Big Ten. Ohio State is offering him as a preferred walk-on. Michigan might as well, but the Wolverines have two scholarships in their back pocket and could offer this young man if they like what they see.
A sleeper? Graham does not have any offers and is not rated by either Rivals or Scouts.
Chris Pool from ESPN seems very high on the kid.
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