|Preferred walk-on linebacker Chris Terech with Jim Harbaugh and Chris Singletary (image via MLive)|
Here's a link to the rosters for both teams (LINK). There are a ton of players headed to the MAC on Michigan's side, but the only player headed to Michigan is walk-on Chris Terech from Saline. Otherwise, there are just a few Michigan connections. First is Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison linebacker Michael Ojemudia (Iowa), the brother of senior defensive end Mario Ojemudia. Also, former Michigan wide receiver Ronald Bellamy is building up a pretty talented program at West Bloomfield, which had two representatives in the game: wide receiver Obbie Jackson (Western Michigan) had 3 catches for 80 yards, and defensive tackle Eddy Wilson (Purdue) also played in the game.
The only Michigan-offered player to participate was Detroit (MI) Cass Tech lineman Joshua Alabi (Ohio State).
Boy, this Ohio roster is a far cry from the old Big 33 days. I remember a lot of studs playing in that game going back 15-20 years. Even the Ohio North/South game had a better roster. I imagine that colleges wanting to get the incoming kids on campus early in the summer has reduced the participation rate in these types of games.ReplyDelete