LB Bolden cracks new ESPNU 150

Early enrollee gives Michigan four in 150, still chance to move up in team rankings

Updated: January 29, 2012, 9:04 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
The latest version of the ESPNU 150 is out, and overall it is positive news for the Wolverines. The previous list featured three Michigan commitments in the top 150, and the most recent rankings have added one more Wolverine to the top-ranked players in the country.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comJoe Bolden's performance at the Under Armour All-American Game propelled him into the ESPNU 150.
Linebacker Joe Bolden (Cincinnati/Colerain), who has already enrolled at Michigan, played his way into the ESPNU 150, checking in at No. 142. The bump in his ranking comes after a stellar week at the Under Armour All-America Game, where he impressed almost everyone in attendance.

He was named a starter and captain of his team at the UA game and has been rewarded for that performance. Bolden had been ranked as the No. 6 overall inside linebacker, and a four-star prospect, but was not among the elite list of 150 prospects.