Quarterback Devin Gardner not enrolling early at Michigan; 6 recruits do
Inkster quarterback Devin Gardner said Wednesday he is not enrolling at Michigan this semester.
"I just wasn't able to do it," Gardner said. "Obviously, I was hoping to get it through, but I was obviously prepared for it" not happening.
Gardner, the nation's top-rated dual-threat quarterback according to Rivals.com, said he still expects to compete for a starting job next year.
Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson will split snaps during spring practice.
Six 2010 recruits did enroll early Wednesday. Wide receivers Jeremy Jackson, Jerald Robinson and Ricardo Miller, running backs Stephen Hopkins and Austin White, and offensive lineman Christian Pace started classes on Wednesday.
Gardner said earlier this week he's excited about the offensive talent Michigan has acquired.
"We got some good guys," he said. "Even the guys that are already there are really young so we’re going to be a good team when we work together and make each other better in practice and then when the game comes it’s no problem."
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