New Michigan Football coach Brady Hoke has been doing a tremendous job on the recruiting trail as he rounds out his 2011 class. One position that needed immediate attention was quarterback. With the departure of Tate Forcier, Michigan was left with just two QBs, Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner. Those guys form a great 1-2 punch for Hoke at QB. However, it’s not a good idea to go into a season with only 2 scholarship signal-callers. It is also not advisable to have a recruiting class that doesn’t include a QB.
Hoke found his answer in Russell Bellomy. A 6-foot-3, 180 pound 3-star prospect, Bellomy had been committed to Purdue. When Brady Hoke came calling, it was an offer Bellomy had to consider. He made a two day visit to Ann Arbor and before heading back home to Arlington, Texas he told the coaches he would be a Wolverine.
As a senior, Bellomy passed for 1,564 yards and 15 TDs. He also rushed for 804 yards and 9 TDs.
Bellomy, who sports a 4.0 GPA, said that Michigan was always one of his dream schools. Here is an excerpt from the ESPNU scouting report on him: He is a very good athlete with a tall, but gangly frame that has a ton of room to fill out and develop strength. While his mechanics can be a bit wild and inconsistent, Bellomy displays toughness, grit and a competitive demeanor. Is a riverboat gambler that looks like a pocket passer, but is a deceptively good overall athlete with good foot speed and quickness for the position.