February 19, 2012
Pickerington's Butt, Charlton commit to Michigan
It was a heck of a weekend to be a Michigan -- and Pickerington -- football fan.
On the same Saturday night that the Michigan men's basketball team was making Ohio State look very bad on national TV, Pickerington Central defensive end Taco Charlton announced he was verbally committing to play for the Wolverines. The 6-6, 235-pound defensive end was among six players to verbal to Michigan on this particular Saturday.
I chatted with Charlton after his team beat Reynoldsburg in a boys basketball game Friday night, and he mentioned that he and Pickerington North's Jake Butt both were going to take a visit to Michigan the next day.
But little did I know at that time ... that both Charlton and Butt would be making their decisions over the next 36 hours.
Charlton verballed sometime late Saturday night, while at around 7 p.m. Sunday night, Butt, after giving it a few more hours thought, decided to take his 6-3, 235-pound frame to Michigan. Butt will play tight end for the Wolverines.
"It feels so good to be a Michigan Wolverine," Butt said on his Twitter account. "(I) can't wait to catch passes from my dude and new teammate (DeLaSalle recruit Shane Morris)."
Whatever Brady Hoke has been telling recruits has been working: The Wolverines now have 10 recruits to their 2013 class.
Morris is a five-star recruit, while Butt is ranked No. 96 among Rivals.com's top 100 prospects. Both Butt and Charlton are considered four-star recruits by Rivals.com.
The next question has to be: What is Urban Meyer's next move?