It's a quiet Tuesday in August so we thought we'd give you a quick wrap up of the Comings and Goings of Michigan Football's recruiting efforts in the 2012 and 2013 classes. As always, bare in mind that oral commitments are not binding. A kid has to send in his official Letter of Intent (LOI) to his school of choice before the deed is done. The first day that a 2012 high school recruit can do so is "National Signing Day", February 1, 2012. The sigining period ends on April 1, 2012. So keep all this in mind before going nuts over any particular commitment or player, and, as always, try to remember they're just kids and they're tryign to make the best decision they can for themselves. Now... on to the details.
There's quite a bit of information out there on Michigan's newest Defensive Tackle Commit. We're waiting with bated breath for Touch the Banner's overview of Pipkins, so while we wait, we decided to peak around the interwebz to see what out there. So here's all you ever needed to know about Ondre Pipkins:
Michigan gets their BIG man in Ondre Pipkins! - Brice's Recruiting breaks down Michigan's newest DT commit.
New Blue: Ondre Pipkins - The Wolverine Blog on Pipkins
Commitment Profile: Ondre Pipkins - Michigan Football Recruiting provides one of the best run down's of Pipkins recruiting and overall game on the interwebz.
Hello: Ondre Pipkins - Perhaps the most complete recruiting profile of MO DT Ondre "Pee-Wee" Pipkins comes from MGoBlog, this goes through his recruitment, strengths and weaknesses as well as any of the recruiting services.
Pipkins' commit on Monday wasn't the only Michigan recruiting news to come so far this week, here's the rest:
Jordan Payton Top 2: Cal & Michigan (AUDIO) - Jordan Payton, wide receiver from Oaks Christian in Westlake Village and former USC Trojans commit, now has a top two: The California Golden Bears and the Michigan Wolverines. Payton is a consensus four star receiver with offers from just about everyone, and Scout has him rated as the #12 receiver in the 2012 class. You've gotta like Michigan's chances in that kind of Top Two, but sometimes pulling those Cali kids out of the sunshine can be rough.
From the film room: Sione Houma - The Wolverine evalutates recent Michigan commitment Sione Houma. The Utah commit fulfills a need at the fullback position for the Wolverines. Rivals' film analyst evaluates his potential and says nice things about him. Could a bump in his ratings follow?
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2012 S Commit Jeremy Clark picks up another offer - Clark, a Safety out of Kentucky, committed to Michigan last month when he accepted a gray-shirt from Brady Hoke. this hasn't stopped his recruitment outside of Michigan. The link doesn't have any info (unless you're a member), but Clark's profile page indicates NC State just offered him. We'll see how his recruitment plays out. I can't imagine the kid will stick with a gray shirt when he's being offered by mid-range BCS conference schools. I'm hoping he sticks, but it's hard to project.
Magnuson sticking with decision - USC finally got aroudn to offering California OT Erik Magnuson this week, a month and change behind his commitment to Michigan. The Wolverine is reporting he couldn't care less. Woo.