Who Was Recruiting Whom?

The ‘recruiting-visit royalty' of today's game, <b>Cameron Colvin</b> and <b>Chad Henne</b> were standing ten yards apart on the sidelines during pregame festivities …<br><br> (Note: Keep checking back for an expanding visitors-spotted list)

The ‘visiting royalty' of today's game , Calif WR Cameron Colvin (on his official visit) and Pa. QB commitment Chad Henne were ten yards apart on the sidelines during pregame festivities. Each was surrounded by separate entourages of families, Michigan coaches, staffers and other recruits as they stood near their respective Michigan position units watching the pregame warm-ups. Colvin had brought his video camera and was shooting everything like a big Blue fan. Both stars were appropriately modest, standing dressed in near identical white-shirt, blue-pants outfits (Colvin had on long ‘shorts') and seemingly oblivious to the mini-commotions they were causing, but both were clearly and comfortably ‘recruiting royalty'. The funny thing was, neither seemingly knew about the presence of the other! And then it happened – a magic moment, a preview (let's hope) of coming U-M attractions! A Hollywood Michigan moment! Cameron Colvin suddenly went purposely ‘on the move' with his his godfather Jay Lightner in tow – and made a beeline directly to Chad Henne and his family. The two embraced and introductions were given all around to families and friends. And then they stood together and chatted for quite a while. Cameron gave his video camera to his godfather who filmed the two standing together, arm in arm. Then they made their way over to the recruit seating section for the game, where they sat side by side for the duration.

Both of course ARE fans of the other – it's a mutual admiration society. Jay Lightner had told us on August 8th that, "Cameron came and told me yesterday that Chad Henne committed; he was all excited." And Chad Henne told me the last time I talked to him, "I've got an away game Friday night, but Cameron Colvin is going to be there and so I've definitely got to get to the game to meet him. Definitely."

Henne is the Michigan recruiting "King" so far, but if Cameron Colvin decides to join him in the Maize and Blue, it'll be Co-Wolverine-Regents.

Other recruits spotted – a ton of ‘em!

- Brett Gallimore (Sept. 13 Notre Dame game unofficial visit, 6-5, 290 lbs., 5.1 in the 40, 300-lb.bench press, 2.6 GPA) from Riverside, Mo., Park Hill South (Kansas City area). He is TheInsiders.com's #91 prospect.

- Fred Davis (U-M Nike stats: 6-3.5, 200 lbs., 4.59 in the 40, 12 bench press reps., 30.5 inch vertical, 4.17 sec. shuttle) from Toledo Ohio, Rogers. He is TheInsiders.com's #19 prospect.

- DE Ryan Baker (2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 3.5 GPA) from Indianapolis, Ind., Bishop Chatard, and his teammate Derek DiSalvo.

- Defensive lineman Marquis Walton (6-3, 280 lbs., 4.9 in the 40, 365 lb. bench press, 30 inch vertical jump, 2.5 GPA/25 ACT)from Homewood-Flossmoor, Illinois. Oklahoma and Michigan have offered and lead, according to Tom Lemming, for his #1 Illinois D-lineman, and TheInsiders #82 Big Ten area prospect. Stay tuned for more on him.

- Tight end Kellen Freeman-Davis (2003 U-M Camper, 6-6, 220 lbs., 4.6 in the 40) from Adrian, Mich. Kellen was all smiles – this week he got the U-M offer he's been waiting for. Freeman-Davis also attended the CMU game. He is TheInsiders #94 Big Ten area prospect.

- Michigan's newest commitment, junior running back Kevin Grady (5-9, 230 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 2.7 GPA) from East Grand Rapids, Mich. Grady attended his third U-M game in a row.

- Michigan's other top junior prospect was in attendance again, Jr. DT Terrance Taylor (2003 U-M Camper, 6-0, 285 lbs.) from Muskegon, Mich. Taylor also attended his third U-M game in a row. Terrance is looking more and more comfortable at Michigan.

- Completing the top instate juniors:
-- Jr. QB Evan Sharpley (2003 U-M Camper, 6-3, 200 lbs.) from Marshall, Mich.
-- Jr. LB Andrew Hawken (2003 U-M Camper,6-2, 220 lbs.) from Grandville, Mich.

- Huge OT Brandon Braxton (6-7, 300 lbs., 5.1 in the 40, 3.75 GPA) from Youngstown, Oh., Ursuline. He is TheInsiders #73 prospect.

- Michigan Lake Orion, Mich., commitments, Will Johnson (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-4.5, 278 lbs, 5.15 in the 40 {4.71 electronic at the U-M Camp}, 30 bench press reps., 27.9 inch vertical, 4.56 sec. Shuttle … 425 lb. bench press 3.8 GPA/qualified) and LB/FB Roger Allison (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 229 lbs., 27 bench press reps., 3.4 GPA/25 ACT).

- Michigan commitment Morgan Trent (STAN Nike stats: 6-1, 180 lbs., 4.41 in the 40, 3.88 sec. shuttle, 35.3 vertical jump, 15 bench press reps.) from Orchard Lake St. Mary's.

- Michigan commitment Alex Mitchell (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-6, 317 lbs., 5.69 in the 40, 24 bench press reps., 5.09 sec. shuttle, 20.0 inch vertical, 3.4 GPA/21 ACT) from Bay City, Mich., Central.

- Michigan commitment Grant DeBenedictis (2003 and 2002 U-M Camper, 6-4, 270 pounds, 3.75 GPA/31 ACT) from Boca Raton, Fla., St. Andrews Prep.

- Michigan commitment Safety Charles Stewart (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-1 1/2, 188 lbs., 4.47 in the 40, 3.5 GPA/21 ACT) from Farmington Hills, Mich., Harrison.

- CB Nate Lyles (5-11, 193 lbs.) from Chicago Hubbard.

- LB Chris Graham (Planned 2003 U-M Camper, 5-11, 205 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, 360-lb. bench press, 2.1 GPA/600 SAT) from Indianapolis, Ind., Warren Central. He is TheInsiders #67 Big Ten area prospect.

- DL Dewayne Roland (6-3, 275 lbs) from Southfield-Lathrup.

-LB John Thompson (planned 2003 U-M Camper, 6-3, 210 lbs.) from Detroit Crockett.

- DL Vernon Gholston (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-3, 238 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 31 bench press reps. … 3.0 GPA) from Detroit Cass Tech.

- DE Ronald Talley (Possible 2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-3.5, 230 lbs., 5.12 in the 40, 17 bench press reps., 27.2 inch vertical, 4.69 sec. Shuttle, 3.0 GPA/18 ACT) from Detroit Renaissance.

- TE/DE Jason Chapman (2003 U-M Camp visitor, 6-3, 240 lbs., 300 lb. bench press, 3.0 GPA) from Bedford, Ohio.

- DB Kwame Agyeman (5-11, 195 lbs., 4.5 in the 40) from Lake Park, Ill.

- OL Brian Leighton (6-4, 270 lbs.) from Gobles, Mich.

- Ath. Jermaine Cox (6-0, 180 lbs.) from Columbus, Ohio, Brookhaven. Note: Cox has been known more as a hoopster I believe.

Note: more will be added later.

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