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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Update 5/4: Removed MI LB Chris Colasanti (PSU), added IL DE Martez Wilson, linked to Irish Eyes article with extensive passage on Joseph Barksdale and article on OH S Eugene Clifford. Linked to article on Brandon Saine -- more track zoomin' -- but it looks like he committed to OSU. Linked to article on OH CB Jordan Mabin, who says that Michigan is in his top three pending an offer. Moved Martell Webb to committed.

Editorial Opinion: Um... okay. Brandon Saine suddenly committing to OSU is a bit of a shocker. Mere days ago, Buckeye partisans were downplaying his abilities and calling him a defensive back; now he's thankyahJaisus. Michigan isn't exactly panhandling for tailbacks and will be fine, but Saine's commitment is annoying. Michigan has offers out to Chicago's Robert Hughes and Marc Tyler from California.

Colasanti's PSU commitment, on the other hand, was not a major surprise.

Mabin is still waiting on offers -- Pitt is his only BCS one so far -- but has turned in a series of impressive performances on the combine circuit. He's straightforward about his top three:

“If all my favorites offer, I’d say it would be a three-horse race between Ohio State, Michigan and Pittsburgh.

“Ohio State because they are close to home, I grew up watching them and I’m an Ohio boy. Michigan because of the tradition and Pittsburgh because I have family over there.”
Pitt freshman Dorin Dickerson is Mabin's cousin. Mabin was reportedly the only player who could keep PA WR Toney Clemons in check at some Scout combine or another and is thus getting hype commensurate with Clemons, another guy who is short on offers but long on rep. I would think both eventually end up with offers, and probably pretty soon.