Hoops Recruiting: Big Visit Weekend on Tap

News on the massive visit weekend on tap for Michigan basketball, an interesting tidbit on Deshawn Sims' workout partners, and Ross Neltner's decision.

Big Visit Weekend on Tap for Michigan

The top three remaining targets on Michigan's 06 recruiting board will all be making visits to Ann Arbor this weekend. Tory Jackson, Deshawn Sims, and Tom Herzog will begin their campus officials this Friday.

Jackson was slated to visit Miami last weekend, but called the trip of do to a commitment from a highly touted 2007 prospect. "They got a commitment from Edwin Rios," Jackson said regarding the talented point guard. "Once that happened I stopped looking at them as much. I think they might have still wanted me to come for a visit, but I didn't see the need to."

Having last weekend off gave Jackson a much needed break from his extensive summer travels. His AAU club, the Michigan Hurricanes, had played in tournaments each of the three weekends previous. Because of that, Jackson originally planned to get some R&R the weekend of May 14th and visit Michigan on May 21st. Miami's removal from the equation made way for what appears to be a stellar visit weekend for the Wolverines.

"I'm looking forward to it," Jackson said. "One of the things I'm most excited about is going to a Sports Management class with Lester Abram."

For more on what Jackson had to say, check out the Monday Night Chat Highlights.

Working Hard

Deshawn Sims is working on more than just his post game this summer. The 6-8 230-pounder is attempting to take his conditioning to a new level. It should come as no surprise that a name very familiar to Michigan fans is responsible helping him do it. Former Michigan fullback Stanley Edwards has been putting Sims, Alex Legion, Dion Harris, and a number of others through a workout routine aimed at increasing their physical readiness for next year. "I think it's really going to help me." Sims said. "It's really hard, but I know I'm getting stronger."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on this in the coming weeks.

Off the board

Former LSU power forward Ross Nelter ended his recruitment last weekend when he decided to transfer to Vanderbilt. The 6-9, 230-pounder had visited Michigan on April 24th.

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