I went to the Detroit Catholic Central vs. Detroit Cody game tonight to get my first in person look at Wyatt Shallman. As you can see the score got a bit out of hand (in fact it was 35-0 at the half) so all the stats Wyatt produced were in the first half. He did play in the second half but maybe 7 or 8 plays total. As a running back he looked good. He sees the field well and finds the hole and hits it hard. Only had 4 carries but he went for 45 yards and a TD. The TD run was right up the gut for 25 yards and took a solid shot to the legs but was able to stay up and take it to the house. The one thing on O I thought Wyatt didn't look to got at was his blocking. Hard to tell if it was a product of the bad team Cody put on the field but he was often "looking" for a guy to block and didn't really drive well when he found somebody. He wouldn't "hit-n-stick"... more just hit. I don't want to say there is no way he won't move to D but while playing DE he was simply using his athletic ability. Comes up high and missed a few tackles. Ended the night with 3 tackles and a sack. I would assume blocking is probably the most under coached part of a high school running backs training so I'm not too worried because he looks like a very good athlete. Overall I liked what I saw... size, good speed and balance. As a side note he changed his number to 17.
RB: 4 carries 45 yards TD
DE: 3 tackles, 1 sack