Another signing day is upon us and you know where to go if you need your updates (not here). Like last year, Sam Webb is holding a live signing day extravaganza this afternoon on WTKA 1050AM.
His first call in guest today was the #1 rated player out of Ohio Justin “J.T.” Turner.
While Turner committed to Michigan last March, Webb asked him if any schools were making a push on him close to Signing Day. He mentioned Clemson was hounding him, and then dropped this little nugget—Florida’s Scot Loeffler (the popular quarterbacks’ coach for Lloyd Carr and of the Detroit Lions last season) and who just joined Urban Meyer and the Gators last month, apparently tried to woo Turner to Gainesville in the past three weeks. JT said that Michigan and “coach Gibby cut that out”, as in, squashed whatever shenanigans Loeffler was bringing.
Here’s the clip where Turner talks about Clemson and Loeffler’s pursuit:
Come on Scoty, J.T.’s a Michigan man! Here’s the podcast of the full interview, and where you can hear the interviews with several more commitments.
Michigan has actually had at least 30 different 2009 recruits commit to them at some point, but decommitments have obviously brought the final number down. Of course, some of those decommitments opened up opportunities for current commits, but that is still primarily why Michigan was unable to get to 25. Even so, this was still a solid class, especially for a team that went 3-9.