Michigan Wolverines news: Blake Corum’s car stolen, a No. 1 wrestler and recruiting

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, Michigan football player Blake Corum gets his car stolen, the Wolverines get a No. 1 wrestler, and some recruiting news. 

Talk about having a bad day. Michigan football running back Blake Corum had his car reported stolen this week.

There were some reports that the car, a Camaro, was from a NIL deal, however, Corum said that it was actually a gift from his parents for graduating high school.

That’s a pretty cool gift. It’s not cool that someone stole Corum’s car which isn’t hard to miss with the camouflage. Hopefully, he gets it back.


Michigan Wolverines wrestler moves to No. 1

Mason Parris has had a spectacular season for the Michigan Wolverines wrestling program and last Friday knocked off the No. 1 wrestler Greg Kerkvliet in the heavyweight division in a dual loss to Penn State.

Now, thanks to that and his unbeaten record in the 2022-23 season, Parris is now the top-ranked wrestler for the 285-pound weight class.

In the long run, it doesn’t mean much. However, it shows that Parris should have a legitimate shot to win a Big Ten championship and also an NCAA championship in the heavyweight division. Parris is 19-0 this season with 10 pins.

Michigan football recruiting news

There were a few nuggets from the recruiting trail this week to pass along and one is that Cameron Brandt is expected to make a decision sometime this week.

The four-star EDGE who is committed to Stanford, took an official visit to Michigan football last weekend and the projections have him flipping to the Wolverines.

Stanford is trying to keep the 6-foot-4, 260-pound edge rusher in the fold for the 2023 recruiting class but Brandt “raved” about his visit to 247 sports, and Michigan football is in a good spot.

In other recruiting news for Michigan football, five-star defensive tackle Justin Scott, who just visited Notre Dame, announced he was delaying his decision. He was expected to announce a commitment on Jan. 31.

This is good news for the Michigan Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh just visited Scott and Michigan was hoping for a delay. Yet, with Georgia just getting into the mix, it doesn’t mean a slam dunk for the Wolverines, it just means more time to get this recruitment back on track.

Next. 9 potential candidates to replace Matt Weiss. dark

Michigan football is also pursuing freshman All-American cornerback Davison Igbinosun who is in the portal from Ole Miss. He is from New Jersey and was recruited by Chris Partridge. A bunch of other schools are interested but Michigan has a need and it really seems like a fit.