Updates on Michigan's Grady brothers
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Chatted with Rich Rodriguez this morning about Michigan's hot start to recruiting for 2010 -- check Thursday's blog for more on that -- and he also talked a bit about Kevin Grady and Kelvin Grady, who both could play roles for the Wolverines offense this fall.
Kevin Grady, a senior running back, is working out with the team this summer after serving a 7-day jail sentence last month for violating his probation on a drunken driving conviction. Grady appeared in 11 games as a reserve last season and has seen his production decline since 2005.
But he might not have played his last down for the Wolverines.
"He's taking care of his responsibilities from the previous thing that he had," Rodriguez said. "His status with the team will be based on what he does over the next several months."
Kevin's younger brother Kelvin left Michigan's basketball team April and will attempt to play football for the Wolverines this season as a walk-on. Kelvin was a standout running back at East Grand Rapids High School and got recruited in both sports by Michigan and other schools. He started 33 games as a point guard for the Wolverines hoops squad.
Unlike Kevin Grady, whose size made him a natural fit at tailback, Kelvin is smaller and more explosive as a runner. Rodriguez said the younger Grady would get a shot at slot receiver.
"He's an outstanding athlete and he sees an opportunity," Rodriguez said. "We kind of teased him about it for about a year now. We would say, 'Why don't you play both?' because he was a really good high school [football] player.
"He's going to have an opportunity. He's obviously been out for a couple years, but he's still a young guy and he's been active and he's been training. So he's going to be in pretty good shape, and we'll see what happens."
- Rodriguez said there "may be" more players who leave the program but didn't name anyone specifically. Michigan has seen several players transfer, namely quarterback Steven Threet and wide receiver Toney Clemons. "Academically, guys are doing pretty good," Rodriguez said. "For the most part, we're in pretty good shape."
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