Michigan Recruiting and Press Conference News and Notes

Big House BobSenior Analyst IISeptember 30, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 19:  Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines watches warmups before the game with the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Michigan Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Michigan won 45-17.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Recruiting:

  • California DB Sean Parker is planning a Michigan visit: "They're playing USC so it should be a great game and I'm looking forward to seeing what the atmosphere is like. I don't have any other visits set after Cal. I know I want to take all five and I'm going to set one with Michigan, but that's the only other one I know of so far."
  • Dior Mathis DB from Cass Tech still considers his final list Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, and Illinois (he is 5"9 166, I'm just saying).
  • Casey Prather, like expected, picked Florida basketball over Michigan basketball today.
  • Look for a bunch of recruits to be in Ann Arbor for the Penn State and Ohio State games (FYI Florida guys—it's usually 65 and sunny in November in Ann Arbor).
  • Michigan commit-to 2010 WR D.J. Williamson had surgery on his ankle this month.

RR's Press Conference today:

  • Tate's shoulder is sore and will practice again today.
  • Safety Mike Williams is practicing and will be ready for Saturday.
  • Brandon Minor sat out Monday and Tuesday, but practiced today.
  • Boubacar and JT Floyd continue to battle for the starting CB spot. JT Turner is still a ways off, but may still see some playing time this year (you know they want to redshirt him if possible).
  • RR doesn't believe the Michigan players have ever said anything disrespectful to the Spartans. He also said the players use more of the "bulletin board" material than the coaches do for motivation.
  • They have worked on snaps, which seem better.  Also, they are heading up to East Lansing on Friday.