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Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

Posted on: January 25, 2011 9:15 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Tuesday night was Brady Hoke’s night on the recruiting trail as one of the top uncommitted players in the state of Ohio said he was headed to Michigan and a current recruit reaffirmed his commitment to the maize and blue.

Cincinnati (OH) outside linebacker Antonio Poole selected Michigan over Pittsburgh, Miami and Kentucky, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Defense is an area of need for the Wolverines, who ranked 110th in the country in total defense last season. Poole’s commitment is also the first major recruiting victory for new defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who was the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Shortly after Poole’s commitment, Owings Mills (MD) cornerback Blake Countess tweeted that he would stay with his decision to go to Michigan. Countess is MaxPreps' sixth-ranked corner and one of the top players in the state of Maryland. He held offers from schools such as Arkansas, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Stanford.

The two commitments provide not only two good players for Hoke, but some momentum heading into Signing Day.

Comments

Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:44 am
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

Don't worry, Michigan will suck again next year, and nobody is surprised. Rich Rod was an undercover agent for OSU and he did his job well enough to destroy the Wolverine program for years into the future. Thank you Rod!



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

with ohio state losing there top 5 players for the first 5 games doesnt look good for next season.have little confidence that 2011 will be much of a season for the buckeyes.once these players are back playing its going to take 2 to 3 games for them to warm up and be part of the string by that time were looking at game 7 or 8.like i said buckeyes looks bleak next year



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

Don't understand why you don't think they will be in the mix. If they would have had just an average defense last year - they would have won ten games. Their defense with Mattison should be at the very least average. They wii e back



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

I'm with you 100% AES, to get someone with Mattisons creds. is Awsome



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

Lot of positive momentum for the Wolverines right now. I liked the Hoke hire, and I really like the Mattison hire. Go Blue.



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

don't count on michigan being in the mix just yet. it takes a few years to get better when you've been this bad. also, ohio state will be right near the top when the dust clears...probably win the big 10 again!! GO BLEW!!!



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2011 11:52 am
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

Yes I have to agree with you Sporthc. I believe Michigan will go 9-3 for the season.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:28 am
 

Michigan picks up LB, keeps another defender

theres a major turn around next season for michigan you can see there bad years are over. some of these big 10 schools are badly overrated for next season take MSU for example`linebackers eric gordon greg jones cornerback chris rucker are all gone for next season. Msu has never posted back to back double digit win season in there history. the big 10 is a defense dominated conference, MSU  will strugle next season. Ohio state is questionable as will with the loss of 5 of there top players for the first 5 games.Wisconsim has had major  player losses as will. i question there early ratings for next season placing some schools in the top 10!


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