Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Michigan Daily: Article by Dan Feldman

Tracking Rich Rodriguez's first recruiting class

By Dan Feldman
Daily Sports Editor

The Michigan football team signed 25 true freshmen to scholarships this year. On Monday, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said this is the time of year he figures out which will be relied on and which will redshirt. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from each this season, ranked in order of projected impact.

Running back Sam McGuffie
Hometown: Cypress, Texas ranking: four stars ranking: four stars

McGuffie has shown the vision, speed and cutting-ability on rushes that made him a YouTube star. His 213 yards and 50 carries lead the team.

But he also proved he’s capable of much more than a few impressive runs. His nine catches for 101 yards are both second on the team.

And, most importantly, he hasn’t fumbled. That’s why he’s the starter.

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