Gardner Starts Classes Tuesday, Incoming: Davion Rogers

Not sure what the situation was that kept Michigan 2010 commit Devin Gardner from enrolling at the beginning of the spring semester, but whatever it was it's been ironed out because he'll start classes this week.

“I start on Tuesday,” Gardner said after the Michigan-UConn basketball game. “I don’t know what the holdup was, but it finally got done.”

It was reported a couple weeks ago that there was some sort of mix-up with Gardner's paperwork from HS to UofM. Somehow, that's all been cleared up and he's ready to go.

Gardner will join 6 other freshmen who have enrolled early... WR's Jeremy Jackson, Ricardo Miller and Jerald Robinson, RB's Stephen Hopkins and Austin White, and OL Christian Pace.

This opens up more of an opportunity for Gardner to compete with Forcier and Robinson for the QB job.

“It means a lot,” Gardner said. “Just more opportunities. I’ll have a better chance (to start).”

At the UConn game this afternoon, Rodriguez was quoted as saying he expects to sign 26 freshmen to the 2010 class.

“We probably will,” he said. “We don’t want to take a guy just to take a guy, but we’ll probably go 26.”

Speaking of signing freshmen, Michigan received the 25th commitment to that class from Davion Rogers from Warren, OH...same place as 2010 WR commit DJ Williamson. Rogers is a 3-star OLB prospect according to Rivals. He stands 6-6 and weighs in at 210 lbs. His fake 40-time is 4.6 seconds. Yet another solid defensive recruit for the 2010 class.

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