Hey guys, I was fortunate enough to talk to 2012 commit Allen Gant a couple weeks ago. As has been the case most times, it was a great interview and a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy: Allen Gant
Allen Gant Interview
Excellent interview. Hope Allen surprises some people as he's one of the under-the-radar recruits in this class. Sounds like he's got a great head on his shoulders too.
So many great kids in this class. Personality wise AND skill wise, when I read interviews like this it just makes me like the kid that much more.
There definitely are a lot of "great kids in this class." That is why I'm not really all that worried about who the last few recruits turn out to be. The coaching staff knows who they want, and I trust them to bring in kids who will be cornerstones of the reshaping that is going on with the roster.
I know we can't really make any judgments for four or five years, but I think this is going to be a great class when all is said and done.
I know Allen and just talked to him a few hours ago and he is a great kid. I would be surprised if there was a better overall person in the class.
Sounds like a true Michigan man there. I hope the kid has the kind of success Kovacs has had, especially since he holds Kovacs in such high regard, how great would it be to have another Kovacs-like player roaming the secondary for Michigan for the next 4 years with the coaching of Mattison and co from day one.
Need Moar Kovacs!
Aqua, Given your recently revealed love for Gaga I couldn't help thinking of the aqua of my mind (basically lloyd brady) and Allen Gant breaking into a rendition of born this way after that question about instincts. Made me laugh out loud. Tremendous interview though. Maybe my favorite so far. You can tell Gant is going to make the most of his education and be a leader on the team. He can school the out of staters on what The Game is all about.
Seems like a great kid, and it looks like he can be successful here playing safety in the box.. precisely the kovacs role, and aqua thank you for your work this string of interviews have given us a deeper connection with the young men we will be cheering on for the next few years on Saturdays
Tremendous should have its own bar on the MGoBoard like Tom used to have, or at least a title before the thread titles (i.e. "Tremendous: Allen Gant interview"). I love these so much, and it has very quickly become a mainstay here. I can usually tell when a thread is going to be from aquaman, but I think the blogs should be even more integrated. I love it.
As others have said, this kid just seems to have a great head on his shoulders and all about the team. Great interview Aqua! Two things really stood out. One, when asked who he wants to model his game after, he stated Kovacs. He didn't state a pro player, rather the player Mattison told him he wants him to play like. Tells me how focused he is on M. Two, when asked whether he'd prefer a hit on a QB or an interception, he opted for the interception because it would give the ball back to the offense. This kid's got it right!
He is not the sort of 'playa' type that might become a game changer, but the sort of team player his father was. The Team, The Team, The Team!
He seems ready to go!
I got a chuckle from this combination of Q&A;
Tremendous: Safeties maybe more than anyone have to have good instincts, but nobody can really explain instincts. Do you feel like you developed those traits or were you born with them?
Allen: For me personally, I feel like I was born with them.
Tremendous: Try to explain your instinctive abilities if you can.
Allen: It all starts with practice.
Really awesome interview. He's now one of my favorite recruits in this class.
yeah im excited for this kid, seems liek a beast
just by your picture