More than 15 Michigan football recruits expected on campus for BBQ at the Big House
Michigan caps the spring recruiting period with its annual "BBQ at the Big House" Saturday.
Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez said the event started two years ago as a way to bring a group of top prospects in for unofficial visits before camp season.
“Our big thought is if we can get them on campus we have a shot,” Rodriguez said earlier this week from the Big Ten spring meetings in Chicago. “Some guys are coming to campus for the first time, some have been there multiple times, but every time we get to see them is a bonus.
“Not only do they get to bond with us a little bit, but also with each other. I think that’s important.”
Rodriguez said he expects “between 15 and 20” recruits on campus this weekend. He’s prohibited from talking about individual prospects, but all four of Michigan’s verbal commitments - receiver Shawn Conway, defensive end Brennen Beyer and defensive backs Delonte Hollowell and Greg Brown - should be in attendance.
Michigan has just 12 seniors on its roster, but Rodriguez said he expects to sign a class of 15 or 16 this year.
Friday is the last day Michigan assistants can be on the road.
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 email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.