Cory Zirbel Clears the Air

There have been a slew of reports recently regarding the thoughts of offensive lineman <b>Cory Zirbel</b> from Murray, Ky. High School. Did he say he would commit during his Michigan visit? GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Zirbel to clear the air.

After jumping out to a 20-3 lead Friday against Hancock County, five second half turnovers allowed the Hornets to end the Murray, Ky. High School football team's season with a 33-23 loss. The defeat marked the end of the high school career of offensive lineman Cory Zirbel, the No. 13 ranked offensive lineman in the country, according to

In recent days there have been reports that Zirbel would commit to Michigan during his official visit Dec. 10. There was also a report that he said no such thing. GBW spoke with Zirbel. "Yeah, this is all pretty funny," he said. "I might commit during my visit to Michigan but I want to take my other visit first. I'm going to Miami the weekend before my trip to Michigan and I might take an official to Alabama this weekend." Zirbel said the reason for the recent addition of Alabama to his list of visit was due to connections his coach has with the Crimson Tide.

The 6 foot 7, 292-pound Zirbel isn't taking much time off from sports. "I'm playing basketball now," he said. "I took a week off after football; the team has been practicing for a while. Our first game is a week from Monday." Zirbel said he play center for the Tiger hoops team.

Michigan has been considered the leader for Zirbel since summer. He said he will visit Ann Arbor with his father and attempted to contact Michigan recruiting cooridinator Mike DeBord in order to make final arrangements for the trip.

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