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Michigan adds tall CB to 2013 class

6/21/2012

After camping at Michigan for three days and receiving an offer on Wednesday, 2013 cornerback Channing Stribling (Mathews, N.C./Butler) decided to commit to Michigan.

The 6-foot-2 corner performed very well throughout camp and impressed everyone on hand. He has a great combination of size and speed and even reminded some of fellow Michigan commit Gareon Conley (Massilon, Ohio/Washington).

Stribling did have an offer from Ball State as well, but when the Michigan coaches decided to offer he knew it was special.

"It was [exciting]; it's my first big offer," he said. "The defensive coaches said I worked hard, and I came in like I had a chip on my shoulder."

He shut down receivers and adjusted to the coaching that was given to him. His initial plan was to wait a week and think things over with his parents, but he decided that he didn't need to wait any longer.

"It's mainly because a school has finally seen my talents," he said. "Instead of saying they were going to look at me some more, they said I'm a special player and that they need special players. They made me feel at home."

Stribling is the third cornerback to commit for the 2013 class and the fourth defensive back overall with Conley, Jourdan Lewis (Detroit/Cass Tech) and Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, Ohio/Marlington). He adds to the No. 1 ranked class in the country, and moves Michigan one spot closer to filling this class as he becomes commit No. 22.