Pete Lalich: Did U-M offer another QB?

Ryan Mallett appears to be the consensus top quarterback target for the University of Michigan football coaching staff this recruiting year. However, it is also widely speculated the Wolverines would like to take two QB's in this class. Has the second target just been offered? spoke Thursday with a four-star prospect who reports he has recently spoken to the Michigan staff.

Peter Lalich is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback from Springfield, Va. He is one of the top QB prospects in the country, and is already reporting seven offers. "Miami, Pitt, UCLA, North Carolina State, Ohio State, and Virginia have offered," Lalich said. "Yesterday I called Coach Scot Loeffler from Michigan and he said I now have an offer from Michigan. I will seriously be considering Michigan. As a matter of fact I'm reading Tom Brady's book right now."

The West Springfield star said he attended the Ohio State - Michigan game at Michigan Stadium last November. "I really like Michigan a lot," he said. "Their depth chart is really good. As a matter of fact, my coach made a spreadsheet with the schools that have the best depth situation. Those were UCLA, Miami, Michigan, LSU, and another school I can't recall right now."

The West Springfield star at one time listed the home-state Cavaliers as his favorite. "I really don't have a favorite now," he said. "I'm pretty wide open with things."

Lalich grew up a fan of Joe Montana, but said he is now a Washington Redskins fan. One of the top priorities for him is finding a school that can prepare him for an NFL career. "I'm definitely looking for a place where I can develop and move on to the next level," he said.

Decision time for Lalich may come before the season begins, and he said he may even consider graduating early, though that isn't clear at this time. Spring plans include a trip to USC for the Nike combine, and a visit to the combine at Duke on March 26. "I may also go to the Junior Days at Virginia and Miami," he said.

Lalich said he is participating in the triple jump for the West Springfield track team, and is lifting weights. "I'm up to about 230-pound now," he said.

Lalich was the top QB participant at January's US Army Junior Combine in San Antonio. Click here for GBW regarding Lalich at Army Jr. Combine..

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