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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Welcome to Michigan Kurt Wermers and Ben Cronin!

This time of year is usually the slow season for recruiting after spring practice and before summer camp, when another batch of players will earn offers, but news has spread today that OL Kurt Wermers from Indiana has committed to Michigan. He is listed as a 6'5", 260 lb OG and is now the 4th commitment, 3rd on the offensive line, for the 2008 class. OL is definitely a position of need and it is great to lock up another one in Kurt. As always MGoBlog is on top of it and already has a write up.

Also, on Wednesday Coach Beilein picked up his first basketball commitment as Ben Cronin a 7 footer from Syracuse, NY decided to join the Maize and Blue. He is from the 08 class and adds some much needed help to the front line. Cronin had been recruited by Beilein at West Virginia and continued to pursue him after he took the Michigan job. Syracuse came in late with an offer but Cronin wanted to play for Coach Beilein. Cronin is not highly ranked but considering most of the top ranked kids for 08 are already committed or deep in their recruitments it will be tough for Coach Beilein to get some big name help immediately. As the team picks up some W's the players will start warming up to Michigan again and Beilein will be able to recruit a higher caliber athlete than he was used to at West Virginia so the 08 class may disappoint many recruitniks. Just trying to keep a realistic level of expectations considering as soon as he was hired I was telling people I expected Michigan back in the tourney this season, which I still believe we can accomplish. At least its some positive news during what is usually the dead period of recruiting.

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