Troy Woolfolk Sets Visit, Bringing a Friend

GoBlueWolverine called talked to Michigan commitment Troy Woolfolk Sunday night. Troy has his Michigan official visit set -- and he is bringing a top linebacker teammate with him on the visit. If fact, Sugar Land Dulles could well be delivering a recruiting 'two-fer' to the Wolverines this season.

GoBlueWolverine called the cell phone of former Michigan great Butch Wookfolk last night to track down his son Troy -- a Michigan camper last summer as a cornerback, and Michigan's first commitment for the class of 2007.

It was Troy Woolfolk himself who picked up the phone.

"I've set my official visit -- it's December first."

Sugar Land Dulles' season is over now, so the visit could be set. They lost this past weekend in the Texas 5-A (largest classification) playoffs to finish 8-3 for the season.

And, about a month ago, word started getting around that a Sugar Land Dulles teammate of Woolfolk's was in the middle of having a great senior season and was starting to get heavy Michigan attention as well. That teammate is:

Linebacker Brandon Herron. At the Texas A&M Nike Combine this spring his measurables were: 6-1.5, 200, 4.55 40, 4.25 shuttle, 37.5 inch vertical, 21 bench press reps.

So GBW asked Troy Woolfolk about Herron.

"Yeah, Brandon is coming up with me on the visit."

Herrons had been considered a Nebraska near-commitment, or even a Husker 'soft commitment' in the late summer, but that recruitment fell apart right about the time Michigan entered the picture big-time in mid-October.

The Wolverines of course have been on the lookout for linebacker recruits, and Michigan has gone ahead (GBW has confirmed) and offered Herron a scholarship.

GoBlueWolverine asked Woolfolk, "Do you think Herron will commit to Michigan at the visit?"

Woolfolk's answer: "Yes. I think so."

This season Herron has been playing a Lamarr-Woodley-type DE-OLB hybrid position for Dulles. Speed and athleticism are his game. He was UT camper this summer, and reportedly was one of the best 2-3 LB's there.

Herron is the Dallas Morning Star's #38 Texas prospect, and Scout.com's #49 Texas prospect. Woolfolk is Texas' #65 in Scout.com and #95 in the Dallas News. Herron is also Scout.com's #16 linebacker overall.

There is good reason to believe that Brandon Herron will be Michigan commitment no. 16 in a couple weeks.

Here is a scouting report on Herron, from a good friend of GoBlueWolverine staff (it is conservative, as scouting reports tend to be): "He plays a rush end position.  He doesn't seem to have lightning fast play recognition or reflexes, but he does rarely lose contain.  He plays with his hands well beating off blockers, including a couple instances of defeating a double team.  He plays too high, but most high school kids do. Apparently there are a few other good kids from Dulles in the next few recruiting classes as well."

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