First off, possibly the best DB tandum at the combine (we say perhaps, because they got rained out of the QB/WR/DB drills that would've told the story) were the Houston Westfield guys Robert Kibble (5-10, 185 lbs., 4.45 in the 40) and Daruis Terry (5-6, 161 lbs., and one of the top 5 vertical jumps of 35.7 inches). Houston Westfield is the school of an early-2003 U-M recruit (an OL), so we asked them, and got confirmed, that Coach Jackson was at their school last week and watched them practice. Kibble is considered the Div. 1 prospect -- in fact he reported offers from UCLA and Wisconsin.
The second guy ... when we were watching Houston O-Liner Mark Ortmann run his shuttles, another big lineman caught our eye. So we chatted with his coach who was standing next to us watching him run. Yes, U-M has been in contact, and - surprise - the kid is from Portland, Oregon. The player (whose photo is above): defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (6-3, 270 lbs.), who was in the South visiting his sister, a soccer player at Mississippi State. The Suh family is from Cameroon, but Ndamokong has lived his whole life in the U.S. His coach said he had offers from his instate schools, Oregon and Oregon State. And, according to his coach, he'd love to 'progress' as a U-M recruit.
We'll keep our eye on both Kibble and Suh for you.
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