Imagine the surprise of this writer as my cell phone rings ten minutes ago and it is the top player on the East Coast Terrelle Pryor telling me that he may have just unlocked the biggest coaching story of the year.
"Add Michigan to my list," Pryor said.
Michigan, the Wolverines? Of course I had to ask is Rich Rodriguez going there because its the only thing that would draw Pryor to Ann Arbor right now.
"I just spoke to Coach Rodriguez about ten minutes ago and he told me he is going to Michigan," Pryor explained. "He said they made him an offer an he can't refuse it."
So if Pryor is correct the Wolverines have found their man and the Mountaineers have lost the native son who this time last year flirted with Alabama only to stay at home.
That was how things began on Sunday morning with Terrelle Pryor informing us of perhaps the biggest coaching story of the year. As the day progressed we began to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
One of Pryor's coaches called and informed us ten minutes later that Rich Rodriguez had informed his players taht he had indeed accepted the Michigan job.
Parkersburg, W.Va., five-star prospect Josh Jenkins told us later in the day that Calvin Magee and Tony Gibson were also heading to Ann Arbor. Jenkins told us that he like Pryor will check into Michigan now.
We also spoke to Strongsville, Ohio wide receiver D.J. Woods father Derrick tells us that S&C Mike Barwis is also headed to Michigan and D.J. is now a soft commit to the Mountaineers.
After talking to Jenkins again, we learned that Rick Trickett and Jimbo Fisher had surfaced as names to watch in the WVU coaching search.
Pryor is coming off of a state championship as he helped lead the Jeannette Jayhawks to a 49-21 win over Dumore in the PIAA Class AA Finals.