Sunday, January 18, 2009

OL Travis Bond sounding rather Tarheelish

Michigan recruit offensive lineman Travis Bond sure looks and sounds like he'll be blue. Carolina Blue, that is.

His verbal commitment will be announced soon. Bond plays at a position of considerable need for the Michigan Wolverines:

Pre-Season Michigan 2009 Offensive Line

RT Steve Schilling-52 Sr. 6-5, 300 5 star

RG David Moosman-60, Sr. 5th, 6-4, 298, 4 star

C David Molk-50, Jr. 6-2, 284, 4 star

LG Tim McAvoy-62, Sr. 5th, 4 star

LT Mark Ortmann-71, Sr. 5th

The Wolverines enter the 2009 season with considerable talent, experience and depth on the offensive line, but it clearly did not convincingly demonstrate much prowess on the gridiron. Otherwise the Wolverines would have finished far better than 11th in scoring and 11th in total offensive yards in 2009 within an anemic Big Ten conference (to say the least).

Bond, a 6-7, 323lbs "mountain of mean" from Windsor, NC, was one of two remaining undecided offensive lineman that Michigan coaches had targeted. The other, Quinton Washington, remains undecided.

See Bond's Scout profile here.

If Bond does commit to North Carolina, that would bring HC Butch Davis' class to 28 players. Davis' class is already ranked 5th nationally by

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