Michigan football gets 2011 commitment from Delonte Hollowell
With its 2010 recruiting class all but finished, MIchigan is starting to turn its attention to 2011.
The Wolverines hosted about 30 prospects for a junior recruiting day Sunday, and got their second commitment for next February from Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Delonte Hollowell.
Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher said the 5-foot-9, 170-pound Hollowell had one other offer, from Central Michigan, but would have been highly sought after had he let his recruitment drag into next year.
"He's aggressive, tough," Wilcher said. "He's smart, good head on his shoulders."
Hollowell had 6 interceptions last fall as a junior, and 8 as a sophomore playing opposite Dior Mathis, who recently committed to Oregon.
He's the latest in a long line of Cass Tech standouts to commit to Michigan, following the likes of Will Campbell, Boubacar Cissoko and Teric Jones.
Cissoko, who was kicked off the team in October, planned to transfer to Grand Valley State this semester, but never enrolled in school, a Grand Valley State official confirmed Monday.
Jones, who saw spot duty at cornerback last year, will move back to running back/slot receiver this spring, Wilcher said.
Freemont (Ohio) Ross defensive back Greg Brown also is committed to Michigan for 2011.
Rivals.com reported that Michigan also picked up a 2010 commitment from Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker Jake Ryan on Monday. The Wolverines have 26 verbal commitments and are expected to enroll 26 recruits this year.
Michigan could oversign next month and ask some recruits to grayshirt - enroll in 2011 - or if some prospects are academically ineligible.
Dave Birkett covers University of Michigan football for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at 734-623-2552 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.