19 Commits: Will U-M Go to 24? (MORE on Germany)

Will Michigan actually sign <b>FIVE</b> more kids on Signing Day Wednesday?<br><br> Lemming reports Det. FB/DE <b>Andre Criswell</b> as commit #20 yesterday!<br><br> Plus:<br><br> <b>Chris Richards</b> - in this class?<br><br> <b>Eugene Germany</b> - Signing Day surprise? <b><br>AND, <i>MORE</i>: what is his eligibility status</b>?<br><br> <b>James McKinney</b> - in the fold?<br><br> <b>Nic Harris</b> - in the fold?<br><br> Read the latest!<br>

Will Michigan actually take five more recruits on Signing Day, to bring their number to 24? We at GBW think it's defnitely possible:

First off, Tom Lemming reported yesterday (Sat.) afternoon that Michigan has take a commitment from FB/DE Andre Criswell (6-1, 250 lbs.) from Detroit Renaissance, Carson Butler's school. The teammate of commit Carson Butler is a member of the Det. Free Press' All Detroit Team and is also the Det. News' #28 instate prospect. As a senior DE Criswell made 71 tackles, nine tackles for loss and seven sacks; he also has a 2.9 GPA.
We will confirm this report, especially that he's a scholarship commitment, not a preferred walk-on -- but there are ALWAYS surprises like this close to Signing Day, and we have reported to you that Michigan's scholarship-available situation is 'fluid' this year.

Calif. DE/OLB Eugene Germany. Germany will wait until Signing Day (Wed.) to announce his choice: conventional wisdom has been that a Signing Day announcement would mean it's Michigan (since KSU starts school Monday).
**MORE: AND GoBlueWolverine has learned that Germany has been declared a transfer student by the NCAA -- because, even though he never enrolled at USC last fall, he DID practice with the Trojans for 7 days last August. So at U-M he'd come to school in the fall, sit out a year, and then have three years of rligibility remaining.

Calif CB Chris Richards. Chris has recommitted to U-M -- but will be in this class or the next, as originally planned? Stay tuned!

Kent. DL James McKinney. He will announce on local TV on Signing Day; Lemming thinks he's already told the coaches it's Michigan.

La. S Nic Harris. Ditto McKinney: Lemming thinks he's already told the coaches it's Michigan.

Does U-M have 24 schollies available? By our own counting we can get to 22-23 now (even with Jim Pressley coming back as the Free Press has reported) ... so we assume they CAN get to 24 if they chose.

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