Is Dedrick Epps Commitment No. 2?

Rumors have been circulating that athlete <b>Dedrick Epps</b> of Huguenot High School in Richmond, Va., has committed, or will soon commit, to Michigan. <br><br> Did the Virginia star already commit to the Wolverines, or is a commitment imminent? On Wednesday, caught up with Epps and his coach to get the answer. <br>

Coming out of Saturday's final spring practice, rumors surfaced that Michigan had received, or was about to receive, its second verbal commitment of the 2006 recruiting season. On Wednesday, athlete Dedrick Epps of Huguenot High School in Richmond, Va. (David Terrel's alma mater), told that he has indeed received an offer from Michigan. "Coach Carr told me I had an offer to play for Michigan," he said. "I accepted the offer."

So, does this mean the 6-foot-4, 227-pound Epps has joined linebacker Brandon Graham of Detroit Crockett as a Wolverine pledge? "No, I'm not committed to anyone," he said. "My top five schools are Miami, Florida State, Michigan, USC and Tennessee." Epps reports all his favorites have offered.

Huguenot head coach Richard McFee said his star player is planning on making his choice early. "He'll wants to decide sometime after June and before the season starts," he said. "The report that he had already committed to Michigan is not true."

The No. 33 linebacker in the country according to Jim S., said he will attend the Michigan Camp in June, and that he's being recruited by most schools, including Michigan, as a tight end. "That's where I want to play," he said.

Comment: The fact that he said he "accepted" Michigan's offer is most likely where the confusion arose regarding a commitment. Bottom line: even though Epps said he didn't commit, GBW has reason to believe the young man will make his pledge for Michigan -- perhaps at the U-M Camp or shortly after.

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