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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue Channing Stribling Is Michigan���s Diamond In The Rough There���s something special brewing in Matthews, N.C. During this recruiting cycle alone, one high school in the town, Butler, had six players sign national letters of intent to Football Bowl Subdivision teams, including defensive back Channing Stribling, who became a Wolverine on National Signing Day. With so much talent on one roster, it was hard to stand out. Three high-profile Butler players were recruited from a very early stage, Stribling was a major contributor on offense, defense and and all committed to big- special teams for a team that finished the season 15-0 name colleges in June. and won the 4-AA North Carolina state championship. photo by tim sullivan Four-star linebacker Peter Kalambayi committed to ACC schools and some in the SEC, Stanford, quarterback Riley Ferguson who are going to be kicking themchose Tennessee and wide receiver selves and wondering how they Uriah LeMay picked Georgia. missed out on him.��� And, for a while, it seemed as ���We have had similar experiences. though Stribling might get lost in the A couple years ago, we had five kids shuffle. Early on, Stribling received interest go to major BCS schools, and it was from mid-major teams such as Ball a fight to get all five of them, because State and Football Championship coaches have a hard time believing Subdivision teams such as Charlotte that there are that many players of that caliber at one school.��� and Howard. Hales knew that Stribling���s talent ���Plain and simple, recruiters missed the boat on him,��� Butler far outweighed the type of offers he coach Brian Hales said. ���There are was receiving. When Hales planned going to be schools all over this area, his annual summer trip to Ann Ar-

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