Even with the fluctuation in the Michigan coaching staff in recent weeks, the Maize and Blue recruiting machine just kept chugging along. As the hires of Ron English, Ron Lee, and Steve Szabo were being completed, other members of the staff were busy securing the verbal of the second member of the Wolverines 2007 recruiting class.
Artis Chambers, a 6-2, 185-lb. three sport athlete for Fort Wayne (IN) Snider, recently made it known that Michigan was the place he planned to spend his collegiate career.
"He committed last week sometime," Snider head football coach Ray Isaacs said. "The quality of the school and the quality of the program were what did it."
Isaacs, who graduated from Livonia Stevenson in the early seventies, is but one of Chambers ties to the Great Lake state. Snider assistant Bob Beregeron was a standout kicker for the Wolverines from 1981-1984, earning All Big Ten honors in 83 and 84, and was a second team All-American in 1983 as well. Those connections may have played a part in giving the Wolverines an early jump on the in-state schools in the chase for this two-way player.
"Michigan was the only offer at first," said Isaacs. "IU and Purdue offered him as soon as they found out Michigan offered him."
GoBlueWolverine will have more from Chambers later.