First, the bad news....
Point Guard Darius Morris has officially declared for the NBA Draft, but has not hired an agent. College underclassmen have until May 8th to withdraw their names provided they haven't hired an agent. This is a fairly common move for players who break out like Morris did. I would be surprised if he didn't return to Michigan, but it only takes one team to "guarantee" to take him in the first round. More to come as this develops...
On the football side, CB Cullen Christian has decided to transfer. He was a highly regarded recruit, but got passed on the depth chart by everyone who could spell "cornerback" last year. This is case 23,187,069 why recruiting is an inexact science. It helps open a scholarship, but will hurt the APR.
As expected, Zeke Pike
On to better news. As I mentioned , Michigan received two commitments yesterday. I wondered how they would affect Ron Thompson, but it looks like Funchess can play WR and Williams will be playing OT, so Thompson shouldn't get squeezed out. Funchess should also help with his FHH teammates Aaron Burbridge and Mario Ojemudia. I also really like saying and typing the name Funchess.
This is a great video. It chronicles the strange path of LB Marell Evans. I remember him as a recruit, forgot about him, then heard he was back on the team this spring. I am pulling for him.
Rich Rodriguez speaks on Michigan, calling coming here "a mistake". I believe the mistake was hiring Greg Robinson and Scott Shafer. I am still a fan of RR, but he should probably speak less.
This just goes to show that there is no "off season" in major college football. Go Blue!