Michigan beats out KSU for playmaker Denard Robinson

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Michigan wasn't presumed to be in the hunt for Denard Robinson, but the Wolverines closed late to claim the recruit from Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Robinson, a 6-foot, 180-pounder was thought to be too small to play at quarterback. But Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said that Robinson will begin by playing the position at college.

"We had to fill our needs," Rodriguez said about Scouts Inc.'s No. 8 ranked athlete in the nation. "We needed explosiveness at every position. We got some players like that today."

Robinson had taken a recruiting trip to Kansas State last month, along with Central Florida, Florida and Georgia.