Four star CB and Army All American Blake Countess is the latest member of Michigan's 2011 recruiting class! He's either got a lot of faith in Rich Rod to get the job done, or he just loves Michigan for Michigan....I'll guess the latter.
This is a bit like the Desmond Morgan situation, I'm not surprised that he's chosen Michigan, but the timing is strange. Most people thought December would be a dead period for Michigan, but in fact they've picked up two commits!
Countess was rumored to favor Michigan as soon as they offered, but Georgia Tech was a serious contender after their official visit took place, helped by the fact they had a former teammate of Blake's. This is a nice pickup for Michigan, the cornerback position is officially solid for the next few years, unless the luck there gets even worse.
Possible Scholarship CB's in 2011:
Seniors - Troy Woolfolk
Juniors - J.T Floyd
Sophomores - Cullen Christian, Terrance Talbott, Courtney Avery
Freshman - Delonte Hollowell, Greg Brown, Dallas Crawford, Blake Countess
One, maybe two of these guys will probably end up at Free Safety, but still, the depth in a year or so is going to be very strong. This commitment from Countess should close the door on Daren Kitchen and James Richardson, two Louisiana CB's who both liked Michigan a lot. Full commitment post to follow.