Germany's List Has Grown

Throughout most of the fall, Pomona (Calif) LB <b>Eugene Germany</b> has listed Michigan and USC as his top schools. Now it seems a few others have jumped onto the scene. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke to Germany Friday evening about his favorites and his recent in-home visit with Michigan Coach Ron English.

The last time GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with standout Pomona (Calif) four-star LB Eugene Germany (Oct. 18 official visit, USC Nike stats: 6-3 1/2, 248 lbs…. 4.65 in the 40, 2.3 GPA) he said Michigan was his number one school, with USC right up there. Now two other schools have entered the mix. "I still like Michigan and USC a lot," Germany said. "But I also like Oregon State and Tennessee."

Michigan Coach Ron English was in the Germany residence on Wednesday evening. "We talked about when I was going to commit," Germany said. "Coach E also talked to my mom about Michigan because she didn't make the trip when I went back for my visit, my dad did." English is from Pomona and is a lifelong friend of Pomona assitant John Brown, as well as being a former teammate of Pomona defensive coordinator Leonard Hudson when both played at Cal.

Germany visited Michigan on Oct. 18 for the Illinois Homecoming game. He's also tripped to Washington State (Oct. 3), and Oregon State (Oct. 31). He had scheduled visits to LSU and Miami but has made some changes. "I'm taking the ACT on the Dec. 12 which is when I was supposed to go to Miami, so I'll have to reschedule," Germany said. "LSU cancelled my visit on the Dec. 7 so I decided to go to Tennessee on Dec. 19 instead. I'm not going to LSU anymore and I don't need to take an official to USC because they're so close. I know most of the players and coaches and I went to the USC/UCLA game and I might go this weekend (USC/Oregon State)."

Tennessee is a newcomer to Germany's list of schools. "Yeah, they've been calling me all the time wanting me to come back and take a visit," he said. "So when LSU cancelled I decided to visit Tennessee instead. The coaches are cool and I like their uniforms. They also play in front of 100,000 people and I want to see that."

Germany said he wasn't sure when he would re-schedule his trip to Miami. He's trying to get all his visits done before he makes his announcement on Jan. 2 at the CaliFlorida All-Star game. "I really don't want to take any visits after I commit," Germany said. "But I hope the coaches won't mind if I take one more after I announce, I want to see Miami so I'll try and fit it in."

The big man said he is excited at the chance to watch Michigan play in the Rose Bowl, which will be one of the events the players attend during their CaliFlorida experience.

Germany said he isn't going to play basketball this winter, though he will run track in the fall. The 250 lb linebacker runs the 4X100, the 100 and the 200. "I do pretty well in them too," he said.

Germany said English and Head Coach Lloyd Carr are planning on visiting next week.

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