Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ex-PSU commit Douglas chooses Michigan
By Brian Bennett
The fallout from the Penn State NCAA sanctions is beginning, and Michigan is an early beneficiary.
While we await on word of possible transfers, the Nittany Lions saw one of their top commitments cast his lot with the Wolverines on Tuesday. Four-star cornerback Ross Douglas decommitted from Penn State on Monday and gave his verbal pledge to Brady Hoke today. Michigan had been in the mix for the Ohio prospect before he originally committed to Penn State.
Wisconsin had also been recruiting Douglas, who visited Ann Arbor last year for the Michigan-Notre Dame game at night.
"That was the craziest football game I've ever witnessed," he told ESPN.com. "The atmosphere was nuts, and it just showed me what Michigan had to offer."
Just another day in the charmed recruiting life for the Wolverines, who now have 23 commitments for the 2013 class. Douglas is their 14th four-star prospect among the group, which ESPN.com currently ranks as the No. 2 class in the nation behind USC. He is the third cornerback in the class, joining Jourdan Lewis and Gareon Conley.
It will be fascinating to see how many more of Penn State's recruits decommit from this class. There's no question they will be re-recruited heavily. So far, the top two players in the class -- quarterback Christian Hackenberg and tight end Adam Breneman -- are holding on, but there's no guarantee they will end up in State College.