Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Newsome was the higher-rated of the two four-star running quarterbacks Michigan was set to bring in next season (Shavodrick Beaver being the other). Now he has reopened his recruitment. The door is certainly not closed on him coming to Michigan, but this is a definite setback. Luckily, Michigan has two solid fallback plans in California QB Tate Forcier and Florida QB Eugene Smith, both of whom have listed Michigan throughout their recruitment.
Regardless of fallback plans, Newsome is probably the most talented mobile quarterback available in this year's class. Potentially losing him is a blow to Michigan's recruiting class and my general sanity.