These are 3 prospects with limited offers from elsewhere. They got recruits, but I have no real reason to think they picked up particularly good players this weekend. Meanwhile they pulled their offer from Hakeen Flowers - a guy with offers out the wazoo. I don't really get it.
I don't think Michigan traditionally pulls scholarships, so if they've told Flowers they won't be offering I think it's because they have a surfeit of dwarves, er WRs, and they going to focus elsewhere to try and pick up some serviceable kids.
Apparently headway has been made with a couple of solid LBs and TEs. They're also trying to target DLs as well. With a week and a half to go, getting some solid mid-range talent seems like a realistic goal. 3 commits at positions of need, with (apparently) more on the way mid-week.
Stonum, Hemingway, Roundtree, and Odoms are a solid 1-4 set of receivers. Michigan has a staggering 18 receivers listed on the roster; no seniors. On a roster with 117 listed players, that's a gross waste of resources. Even if Flowers is a 3- or 4-star, there are more pressing problems in 2011 than adding a 19th receiver (not including Shawn Conway, who I believe is a Michigan commit that is on par with Flowers). By contrast, they only have 13 LBs on the roster (6 of whom weigh 220 or less), two of whom are graduating. A couple of years ago, the Pats carried 11 LBs on their 53 man roster.
That's not a knock on your perspective, Bowiac, but I think it representst the practicality of Hoke trying to re-design the roster on the fly.
Of course,we have 7 returning CBs (most of whom are FR and SOs) and we already have 5 CB commits (including Blake Countess), and they are wooing Stefan McClure, who is another highly rated CB. That includes injured returnees JT Floyd and Troy Woolfolk. They've got to sort through the trash with the rest of that bunch.