Signing Day Showcase: Russell Bellomy

Russell Bellomy - QB - 6'3" 178 lbs
Martin HS - Arlington, Texas
40 yd dash - 4.63 sec
Vertical - 30 inches
Star Gazers - 3***/Scout , 3***/Rivals
Offers: Michigan, Boise State, Colorado, Florida International, Marshall, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio, Purdue, Rice, South Florida, Texas State, Tulsa, UAB

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Prep: (Jr) - Passing: 121/202 for 1,546 yds and 13 TD's, 3 INT, 59.9% completion rate. 

Rushing: 102 attempts for 438 yds and 6 TD's

         (Sr) - Passing: 113/196 for 1,564 yds and 15 TD's, 4 INT, 57.7% completion rate.

Rushing: 120 attempts for 804 yds and 9 TD's

Analysis: Russell Bellomy was a good late pickup for the Wolverines who's coach had only been on the recruiting trail for Michigan for a couple of weeks.  Russell pretty much matched his passing totals for his Jr year this past fall but after working harder on his footwork and movement in the offseason he seen his rushing yds improve by 366 yds on only 18 more attempts than the previous season.  Bellomy was ranked in the Top 50 in passing rankings and Top 60 in total offense in the state of Texas his senior year.  Michigan was looking at this QB previously when Rich Rodriguez was coaching the Wolverines but with no official offer from the Wolverines and Michigan's troubles ending seasons the past couple years, Bellomy verbally committed to Purdue in November.  When Michigan hired Brady Hoke, he and his staff again pursued Bellomy and offered the 6'3" senior a scholarship.  Bellomy de-commited from Purdue and liked what he saw in Brady Hoke and his staff and verbally commited to the Wolverines.  With Michigan already having star quarterback Denard Robinson and up and coming Devin Gardner it is likely to see Bellomy red-shirt his first year unless Robinson gets injured.  With Michigan's superb strength and conditioning program look for Bellomy to benefit greatly from this commitment and he may compete for some serious playing time later in his career with the Wolverines.

by David Danielson -

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