Despite an incredible recruiting class in 2003, one area that Michigan failed to sign a single recruit was at the wide receiver position. They have already landed a verbal commitment from WR/DB Morgan Trent, but wide receiver will remain a position of focus for the current recruiting class. If Trent ends up at defensive back, expect Michigan to sign two more wide receivers for 2004.
While Michigan has traditionally looked for tall wide receivers, when the 2004 class enters as freshman, Braylon Edwards will begin his senior year as the team's only receiver taller than 6-2. To fill that void, the Wolverines have made an early push to recruit Adrian Arrington, from Cedar Rapids, IA (George Washington HS).
GoBlueWolverine reached Adrian Arrington, who measures in at 6-4, 180 pounds, while running the forty in 4.4 seconds. The Iowa standout also carries a 3.5 GPA (no test). Arrington filled us in on where Michigan stands at this early point in the recruiting process.
Which schools have sent mail so far?
"Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio State, Kansas State, Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Stanford. There's been a bunch of others too. I can't remember them all."
What offers do you have?
"Michigan, Iowa, and Iowa State."
Have you ever visited Michigan?
"Well, I've been to the camp the last three years. I haven't toured the campus or anything like that though."
Do you plan to camp at Michigan again?
"Yeah, I want to go again."
Is it true that you grew up a Michigan fan?
"Yeah, I've always loved Michigan. I've always watched them."
Did Iowa's big season move them up your list?
"I guess it helped them a little. I just think that they're building a good program there."
Do you think that you'll decide early or late?
"I think I'm going to wait it out until the end. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm going to wait."
What do you consider your strengths as a player?
"I've got a lot of speed, jumping ability, and I've got pretty good height. I'm 6-4, so that helps me a lot."
What are you looking for in a school?
"Mainly the football program, and how academically strong each school is as a whole. Those are the main things."
Adrian Arrington ranks as Max Emfinger's #3 "Flanker Receiver."