Name: Jake Pickard
Position: Tight End
Ht/Wt: 6’6" / 230 lbs. / 4.78
Location: Millburn Sr – Millburn, NJ (2015)
Offers: Louisville, Purdue, Rutgers, Virginia, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Nebraska, Syracuse, Temple
Rating: ★★★ .8067 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #1347 NAT / #44 TE (247 Composite)
Combo athlete Jake Pickard lines up as a tight end and a weakside defensive end for his high school team and does so well enough that colleges have offered him at both positions. Pickard has been in contact with Michigan for quite some time and the Wolverine coaching staff likes what he does on the offensive side of the ball.
Pickard's father is close personal friends with Brady Hoke and that relationship has kept Jake on the radar of the coaching staff for a while.
Yesterday, cornerbacks coach Roy Manning stopped in to see Jake at his high school and told him that the coaches are still monitoring what he's doing and they'd like to see him come to their camp this summer and perform in person. Pickard also said that the coaches are fond of his frame and the potential body type that he could achieve as a tight end.
Pickard told me that he'd like to attend the Michigan camp but he's not sure he'll be able to do that yet. If he does, look for him to be one of the players watched closely by the coaches to see if he's worthy of an offer.