Courtney Avery played so well at Michigan's camp this week that Rich Rod called him at home to let him know that the Wolverines were ready to make him an offer. Courtney is 5'11", 175 pounds, and named to the Division II first-team All-Ohio defensive back last fall. Courtney has committed to former Michigan QB Jim Harbaugh and Stanford, but the Michigan offer has him thinking a bit.
"Michigan has great tradition. It's one of the best programs in the country and, academically, it ranks among the best in the country," said Avery, who carries a 3.7 grade point average and plans to study medicine. "Stanford has the best academics in the country and the football program is on the rise."
Courtney's coach thought he played well at Michigan's camp: "He had a phenomenal workout at Michigan, which is exactly what we expected of him," Payne said. "He was the top defensive back there and he performed as such."
- Quarterback Kofi Hughes (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) plans to visit Ann Arbor on Saturday. He currently does not hold a Michigan offer.
- Chris Perry gets drafted by Orlando in the new UFL, which plans to start play in October. Grant Mason, DB from Michigan, is also on Orlando's roster.
- Clarett asks to be released from prison early so he can resume his football career. He may enter UFL, Canada, or Arena, but I'm pretty sure the ship has sailed on the NFL.
- QB Munchie LeGaux (6'4"-180), who had listed Michigan as his leader, is now listing the Oregon Ducks. This is no surprise after Michigan got its second verbal QB commitment for 2010 this week. Michigan should be finished at QB if both Devin Gardner and Cornelius Jones stay committed.
- Thank goodness Woodson picked Ryan Leaf off in the Rose Bowl to secure Michigan's national championship. Ryan has just become such an outstanding member of society after his NFL career flamed out. He recently tried to hide in Canada to beat drug and robbery charges in Texas. Nice work, Ryan, you have gotten so much out of your talent.
- Latwan Anderson from Cleveland dominated the 7-7 camp in Ann Arbor on Thursday. Latwan is a four star safety recruit that has just transferred to Ted Ginn Sr.'s high school, Glenville, which is a feeder school to Ohio State. OSU hasn't offered yet, but I expect one very soon. Right now LA has 13 offers.