Rocco Cironi Has Two on Top

When GoBlueWolverine Magazine last spoke with offensive lineman <b>Rocco Cironi</b> from Warren Harding High School in Warren, Ohio he was anxiously awaiting a visit from a pair Michigan coaches. He stated that if he was offered he would seriously consider committing on the spot. The visit happened Thursday. Did the offer come along and will Cironi be Wolverine?

With offensive lineman Tim McAvoy and Justin Schifano already in the fold, the question is how many spots are left for others. Offers to Cory Zirbel from Kentucky, along with David Moosman and Dace Richardson from Illinois suggest that number is three. However, the Michigan staff is keeping an eye on other lineman in the region. One of those, 6 foot 7, 280-pound Rocco Cironi from Warren Harding High School in Warren, Ohio, received a visit Thursday from the Michigan staff. NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from speaking directly with recruits at this time; they are allowed to talk to the coaching staff at the high schools. "Coach Loeffler is friends with the basketball coach at my school," Cironi said. "They spoke and I was told that Michigan wanted to wait and see what the other guys they'd offered were going to do. They said I was a second option."

With offers Kansas, Michigan State, Indiana, Cincinnati, and most of the Mid-American Conference schools, the thought of being second choice, even for Michigan, didn't sit well with Cironi. "It made me kind of mad," he said. "But Michigan is still in it. I'm going to Michigan State this weekend on an official visit and there is a possibility I may commit when I'm there. Right now I'd say Michigan State and Cincinnati are my top schools." The visit to Michigan State was rescheduled from Dec. 17.

Cironi is a teammate of Harding wide receiver and Michigan commitment Mario Manningham and he said the two have been friends since grade school. The Raider season ended with 27-24 loss to Lakewood St. Edward.

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