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Michigan lands verbal from ’13 Penn State commit

Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke is dunked after his team won the BCS Allstate Sugar Bowl NCAA football game in New Orleans, Louisiana AP

And so it begins.

Shortly after the debilitating sanctions on Penn State’s football program were announced Monday morning, Ohio high school cornerback Ross Douglas confirmed that he had decommitted from the Nittany Lions’ Class of 2013, a direction in which he had been leaning in the weeks leading up to the announcement.

Now, the Detroit News is reporting that Big Ten rival Michigan has offered Douglas a scholarship and, according to FightOnState.com, the player has given a verbal commitment to the Wolverines.

In a post to his Twitter account a short time ago, Douglas confirmed the commitment to UM:

Douglas is rated as a four-star player by Rivals.com and is the No. 22 corner in the country according to the same recruiting service.

There is, though, some good news on the recruiting front for head coach Bill O’ Brien and his coaching staff.

In a conversation with Scout.com last night, five-star tight end Adam Breneman reaffirmed his verbal commitment as a member of PSU’s ’13 recruiting class.  He did, however, seem to leave the door slightly ajar for a future change of heart.

“I committed to play for Coach O’Brien and in front of 100,000 fans, and all that stuff is still there,” Breneman told the website. “This is still the beginning of the process, and I’m still evaluating things with my family and talking things over with my coaches and people I trust right now. I also spoke to Coach O’Brien, and I remain committed to Coach O”Brien.”

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17 Responses to “Michigan lands verbal from ’13 Penn State commit”
  1. rickrock6661982 says: Jul 24, 2012 2:03 PM

    And those are the breaks..

  2. cappa662 says: Jul 24, 2012 2:09 PM

    Breneman, you commit to the school… not the coach. Coaches change jobs like we change underwear.

  3. anmd1 says: Jul 24, 2012 2:11 PM

    What selling tool was Bradley using to get players to go to PSU in the first place? “Great opportunity for playing time since most of our starters will leave.” Either way, Go Blue!!!

  4. moagecu says: Jul 24, 2012 2:13 PM

    Read an article on Brenaman that showed him texting pro penn state text to all the other recruits only to receive a response of “Shut the F… Up”

  5. mungman69 says: Jul 24, 2012 3:25 PM

    Penn. St. people make me sick. Why don’t you get it. Shut up and go away.

  6. steeler1nation says: Jul 24, 2012 3:36 PM

    speaking of Bradley. Tom Bradley remains an underrated villain in this whole PSU saga. There is no way in hell he didn’t know about Sandusky’s crimes, yet he didn’t do ANYthing & lied about it, that he “didn’t know any of that was going on”. BS!
    An argument can be made that Tom Bradley was actually closer to Jerry Sandusky than Joe Paterno was. Same with Larry Johnson, Sr.. Bradley, Johnson, Jay Pa…a lot of those PSU-lifers all knews. They spent hours every day with the guy for decades. Coaches talk about everytyhing. State College revolved around PSU Football. It was the gossip. McQueary told his other coaches, too.
    Hell, PSU has the stupidity to retain Johnson to the new regime & they interview Bradley for the new.
    Bradley is a scumbag coward enabler.

  7. psublueandwhite says: Jul 24, 2012 3:41 PM

    steeler1nation, seriously? Stop with the speculation based on absolutely zero facts.

    Just shut the hell up already and go support your quarterback that rapes women.

  8. fnc111 says: Jul 24, 2012 3:42 PM

    State Penn, scUM, and O$U are all on probation right now…. So classic that big 10 11 12 lol.

  9. steeler1nation says: Jul 24, 2012 3:46 PM

    @PSUBlue&White:
    seriously…to YOU!
    I KNOW a lot of you PSU die-hard zombies LACK common sense & logic, but explain to me how Bradley DIDN’T know! come it – it defies logic that he didn’t know…you have to assume he knew, at this point.
    Bradely=scumbag extraordinnaire!

  10. psublueandwhite says: Jul 24, 2012 4:05 PM

    steeler1nation, because “assuming” things doesn’t mean that he actually knew anything.

    What defies logic is how you are able to jump to such a conclusion without any proof whatsoever.

  11. steeler1nation says: Jul 24, 2012 4:20 PM

    Tom Bradley = deserving prison.
    Jay Paterno = deserving prison.
    Dottie Sandusky = deserving prison.
    Sue Paterno = deserving prison.
    Larry Johnson, Sr. = deserving prison.

  12. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 24, 2012 6:32 PM

    Roethlisraper=deserve prison

  13. dannythebisforbeast says: Jul 24, 2012 6:33 PM

    Steelernation on second thought your an idiot

  14. throtmorton says: Jul 24, 2012 6:53 PM

    dannythebisforbeast: Dude, when you call someone an idiot, it helps to not pull a second grade level grammar mistake, and in only seven words to boot. And that’s after your really clever wordplay in the post before that. You sure learned him!

  15. kupski says: Jul 24, 2012 8:52 PM

    head coach Bill O’ Brien

    Lets open something up about how long O’Brien is going to b.s. that hes staying for the long haul ?

    I give him two years max

  16. polegojim says: Jul 24, 2012 9:50 PM

    That’s the way the game is played.

    It’s legit opportunity.

    Good for Coach Hoke and Go BLUE!

  17. blueinok says: Jul 25, 2012 11:28 AM

    Unless the kids are from Pennsylvania and have been born & bred PSU fans, you will see a majority of the commits – decommit and some existing players to transfer.

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