to play football, not to play trumpet
A huge thanks to Josh (aka MaizeNBlueJ) for compiling these highlights of 2012 commit Joe Bolden from the Under Armour All-America Game. Bolden, as you can see, was pretty much everywhere on the field, and though he had some issues corraling players to the ground (not normally an issue for him—his tackling earned high praise in high school and at the UA practices), his ability to diagnose plays appears to be quite strong:
Bolden, who was named a captain for the game, had seven tackles and was named as the Under Armour Game week's "Best Tackler" by Rivals ($).
The Under Armour game and highlights are up at mgovideo, but let's face it, there was only one highlight for Michigan fans.
Keep in mind that this was the state of Jake Ryan's almost negative flow coming out of high school.
Projecting high school kids to the next level is an inexact science, but with Mattison coaching him up and Ryan there to mentor him, Bolden looks like a high flow ceiling kid.
Seeing as Monty is still scheduled to visit on the 13th it may signal that we will take a 3rd WR, so link below to his senior highlights. Note the tape stops at 2:17 but enough there to see that he has progressed and would be a good pick up.
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I know Junior hasn't been looked at as much as Martin or Molk with regards to the NFL Draft, but what does everyone's opinion of him with regards to his draft status?
Maybe I'm a too optimistic, but I can see him going as early as the 4th or 5th round, just simply due to his playmaking abilities. He always seems to find a way to make near-impossible, clutch catches. I think his catches in the Sugar Bowl may have elevated his status as well.