Michigan football team adds two non-scholarship players to 2012 recruiting class
The Michigan football team has added a pair of non-scholarship players to its 2012 recruiting class, according to multiple reports.
Illinois wide receiver Bo Dever will be a walk-on addition to the class and Kentucky safety Jeremy Clark has accepted Michigan’s offer to greyshirt his freshman season.
Clark (6-4, 205) reportedly turned down full scholarship offers at programs such as Illinois and North Carolina State to greyshirt at Michigan.
Unlike redshirted players, who receive a full scholarship while sitting out a season, a greyshirt athlete pays his own way for one year or semester.
Tom VanHaaren, recruiting analyst for MGoBlog.com, spoke with Clark’s high school coach about the greyshirt offer. He said Clark was told he could be part of the 2012 class if another safety prospect doesn’t commit to Michigan. If that player does choose Michigan, Clark would greyshirt and be counted among the 2013 class.
Dever (6-2, 195) is the son of former Michigan defensive lineman Dave Dever and is named for legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler.