Michigan Interested in a Late Bloomer for the 2011 Class?

Big House BobSenior Analyst IIFebruary 8, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 12:  New University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke speaks during his introductory press confrence at the Junge Family Champions Center on January 12, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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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.