Germany Is Blue!

Defensive lineman <b>Eugene Germany</b> has made his decision, he will finally get to live his dream and be a Michigan Wolverine. GoBlueWolverine Magazine just got off the phone with the Pomona standout, and he said he just sent in his National Letter of Intent to Michigan. <br>

Defensive lineman Eugene Germany of Pomona Calif. is a Wolverine! After spurning the Wolverines for USC last Signing Day (2004), Germany has signed with Michigan today after USC gave him his release. "My dad just faxed my letter of intent a couple minutes ago," Germany told GoBlueWolverine just after 10 AM (EST) this morning. "I am so happy! I knew it was Michigan all along."

Germany said he will head to Ann Arbor on March 1 and hopes to be able to participate in spring practice. What is still in question is whether he'll need to sit out a year before he can play for Michigan. NCAA rules state that even in a case where a player practices early-on with a team and then is not admitted into the school (ala Germany), he is considered a transfer. Germany participated in several USC practices last summer. The transfer rule will likely be appealed with the NCAA.

What is NOT in question is how Germany feels about being a Wolverine, joining his former teammate at Pomona High, Keston Cheathem.

"I'm hoping Keston and I can be roommates," Germany said. "He is excited and happy that I'm coming to Michigan, it's great. It was the first school we called (after USC jilted him); I didn't want to go anywhere else."

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