Michigan Football Recruiting: Chris Bryant

Update: Chris Bryant committed to Michigan on Friday night

Brady Hoke has racked up the frequent flyer miles in the days since he was named Michigan Football’s head coach. One of his stops has been Chicago where he has visited with 4-star OL Chris Bryant. Hoke’s efforts have put Michigan in a good position to land this behemoth lineman when he announces his decision on Friday night at 8:30.

Bryant checks in at 6-foot-5, 330 pounds and projects as a guard. He is a real road grader and has the potential to develop into an outstanding player. “(Coach Hoke) was cool. He is going to do something with that program,” Bryant told Sam Webb in a Detroit News article. “They’re fixing to get back on top. Brady Hoke is a good man. He is a players’ coach. He is the type that the players want to be around. He made a great first impression, and you know that first impression is always big.” Michigan is battling Arizona and Pitt for Bryant’s commitment.

Note: Michigan has added Air Force to the 2012 Schedule

Visitors for weekend of 1/28-1/30

Chris BarnettTE6-6, 245Hurst, TX4-starBarnett is one of the nations top TE prospects and is committed to Arkansas. However, he is going to visit Michigan and is also considering USC and MiamiArkansas
Darian CooperDT6-1, 275Hyattsville, MD4-starCooper is also considering Michigan State and Iowa, but will visit Michigan before deciding. Undecided
Trayion DurhamFB6-1, 230Cincinnati, OH3-starDurham is the nations 2nd ranked fullback. This recruitment is further evidence of Michigan beginning to transition back to smash-mouth football.Undecided
Antonio PooleLB6-2, 210Cincinnati, OH4-starPoole already committed to Michigan.Michigan
Thomas RawlsRB5-10, 210Flint, MI3-starMichigan has not offered Rawls yet, but if they do he'd likely commit. Undecided

Michigan’s 2011 commitments

Chris BarnettTEHurst, TX6-62453 star4 star3 star
Russell BellomyQBArlington, TX6-31783 star3 star3 star
Brennen BeyerDECanton, MI6-42224 star4 star4 star
Greg BrownDBFremont, OH5-101803 star3 star3 star
Chris BryantOLChicago, IL6-53303 star4 star3 star
Tamani CarterCBPickerington, OH6-01752 star3 star3 star
Frank ClarkLBGlenville, OH6-22103 star3 star3 star
Blake CountessCBOwings Mills, MD5-101704 star4 star4 star
Justice HayesRBGrand Blanc, MI5-101754 star4 star4 star
Keith HeitzmanDEHilliard, OH6-32373 star3 star3 star
Delonte HollowellDBDetroit, MI5-81624 star4 star3 star
Kellen JonesLBHouston, TX6-12093 star3 star4 star
Jack MillerDEPerrysburg, OH6-42683 star3 star3 star
Desmond MorganLBHolland, MI6-12253 star3 star3 star
Antonio PooleLBCincinnati, OH6-12153 star3 star4 star
Tony PosadaOLTampa, FL6-63153 star3 star3 star
Thomas RawlsRBFlint, MI5-112153 star3 star3 star
Chris RockDEColumbus, OH6-52503 star3 star3 star
Raymon TaylorCBDetroit, MI5-101703 star4 star3 star
Matt WileKSan Diego, CA6-22102 star2 star2 star