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January 21, 2013

Poached recruits outnumber decommitments

Throughout the past decade (dating back to the advent of Rivals.com in 2002), Michigan has flipped 23 recruits, earning commitments from prospects previously pledged elsewhere. However, U-M has had 22 decommitments over the same time span.

Some notes:

  • Among commitments poached, eight were previously committed to a Big Ten competitor, with U-M raiding Purdue (twice) and Penn State (twice) most often.

  • Cincinnati probably has no love for the Maize and Blue, as three previously-committed Bearcats ended up wearing the winged helmet.

  • Michigan's decommitments have gone to Alabama (twice), Penn State (twice) and Oregon (twice) most frequently.

  • U-M had a program-high eight decommitments in 2009 while Michigan's four poached commitments this year match a program high established in 2008 and equaled again in 2011.

    Commitments Poached
    Class
    Recruit
    Prior Commitment
    2002
    DL Jeremy Van Alstyne
    Notre Dame
    2003
    DB Brandent Englemon
    Kentucky
    2005
    CB Brandon Harrison
    Notre Dame
    2007
    DT Renaldo Sagesse
    Illinois
    2008
    OL Ricky Barnum
    Florida
    2008
    LB Taylor Hill
    Oklahoma
    2008
    WR Roy Roundtree
    Purdue
    2008
    TB Michael Shaw
    Penn State
    2008
    CB J.T. Floyd
    Tennessee
    2009
    WR Je'Ron Stokes
    Tennessee
    2010
    DE Davion Rogers
    West Virginia
    2010
    DB Demar Dorsey
    Florida
    2010
    DL Jibreel Black
    Cincinnati
    2011
    LB Antonio Poole
    Cincinnati
    2011
    RB Justice Hayes
    Notre Dame
    2011
    QB Russell Bellomy
    Purdue
    2011
    TE Chris Barnett
    Arkansas
    2012
    OL Kyle Kalis
    Ohio State
    2012
    ATH Dennis Norfleet
    Cincinnati
    2013
    CB Ross Douglas
    Penn State
    2013
    WR Da'Mario Jones
    Central Michigan
    2013
    DB Delano Hill
    Iowa
    2013
    OL Dan Samuelson
    Nebraska

    De-Commitments
    Class
    Recruit
    Signed With
    2003
    QB Sam Keller
    Arizona State
    2006
    CB Jai Eugene
    LSU
    2007
    DB Jerimy Finch
    Florida
    2007
    WR Marquis Maze
    Alabama
    2008
    QB John Wienke
    Iowa
    2008
    LB Christian Wilson
    North Carolina
    2009
    QB Kevin Newsome
    Penn State
    2009
    QB Shavodrick Beaver
    Tulsa
    2009
    WR Bryce McNeal
    Clemson
    2009
    WR DeWayne Peace
    Arizona
    2009
    LB Jordan Barnes
    Oklahoma State
    2009
    PK Anthony Fera
    Penn State
    2009
    DL DeQuinta Jones
    Arkansas
    2009
    DL Pearlie Graves
    Texas Tech
    2010
    RB Tony Drake
    Colorado State
    2011
    RB Demetrius Hart
    Alabama
    2011
    OL Jacob Fisher
    Oregon
    2011
    QB Kevin Sousa
    Wake Forest
    2012
    TE Pharaoh Brown
    Oregon
    2012
    DB Anthony Standifer
    Mississippi
    2012
    OL Caleb Stacey
    Cincinnati
    2013
    DB Gareon Conley
    Ohio State




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