"I'd have to say it's Michigan."

So says Southern Ohio O-lineman Gerald Cadogan. No, it's not a commitment announcement ... will that come soon, or not?

I got Gerald Cadogan (6-6, 310 lbs., 5.1 in the 40, 370 lb. bench press, 3.8 GPA/18 ACT), from the Ohio River city of Portsmith, Ohio) out of bed this morning, but he woke up fast and was happy to talk. "I've been thinking about since we talked the last time, and I plan to decide sometime within the next two weeks, before our season starts. We've already started practice though, this is our second week."

Do you have a leader?

"I'd have to say it's Michigan."

Who else is still in it for you?

"Northwestern, and Wake Forrest."

Note: he camped at Northwestern, Penn State and Ohio State, and the Nits have also offered him, as has South Carolina and Boston College. His Michigan offer is a 'verbal' offer, the others are reportedly 'written' offers.

What do you plan to major in in college?

"I think I want to major in biology, with a pre-med emphasis. That's why I'll be working on raising my ACT score, like I told you the last time we talked. And I want to minor in music. I play the trumpet -- not in the school band, I take lessons and play seriously. I do sing in the school choir."

What is your strength as a player, and what do you need to work on?

"For me it's mainly 'room for improvement' -- I need to get faster and stronger. But my strong point is that I'm a hard worker. I'm may not be the fastest guy, or the strongest guy, but I'm always going to give 110%."

Gerald is the humble, well-spoken leader-type, evidenced by his leading Portsmith to an 11-2 record as a junior.

So, with a 'verbal offer' from Michigan, we'll see how this plays out over the next couple weeks.

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