but Shallman will not end up as an RB at Michigan just like Cam Gordon was not going to end up at WR.
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I agree. Or if he does play running back, he'll never see the field.
You guys are forgetting about Mr. Peyton Hillis.
Edit: see below - and Brandon Jacobs.
I have no idea what Peyton Hillis and Shallman have to do with each other.
But yes, Brandon Jacobs is huge and a running back. And so was Christian Okoye about 20 years ago. I guess since there are 1 or 2 every 20 years, then Shallman will be destined to repeat their success.
said he was going to be a Heisman trophy winner. What I am saying, is that if the coaches think he could play RB, saying that he's only capable of being a FB might not be correct.
I thought they might mean that too, when they first came in, but then they told Blake Bars he was being recruited as a Tackle. He'll get a shot at RB, and get beat out for the job and be a great FB.
totally possible and the coaches may already have a plan in place for where they want him - they may fully anticipate him not being able to "make it" as a RB, which is totally possible as he does fit the FB mold in terms of numbers.
Peyton Hillis was pretty much a FB at Arkansas.
had a breakout year in Cleveland as a RB.
Point of the story, you can't totally write off a guy because he's a big bruiser.
I don't think anyone is writing Shallman off because he's a big bruiser.
Personally, I'm writing him off (as a tailback) because he's not very good at running the ball. And he didn't play much RB his senior year. CC's coaches obviously thought he was more valuable to them on defense, but it's not often that a kid who doesn't play a skill position in high school ends up as a Big Ten running back.
Regardless of what people here predict or think he would be suited for, the coaches and Shallman are in agreement that he's a running back. So there's that.
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Common prediction? By whom? Not a single person I consider reputable has predicted Shallman plays running back. Some have insisted RB while others have predicted DE, but no one other than random internet guy has said anything about fullback.
Really, only "random internet guys" have predicted DE, either. If we're talking about FACTS, then Michigan's coaches have recruited Shallman as a tailback. And that's what the Shallman people insist that he'll play in college.
Lots of people - recruiting analysts, random internet guys, etc. - have predicted fullback, H-back, defensive end, etc.
Personally, I don't think he'll end up as a true fullback in the sense that John McColgan and Joey Kerridge are/were fullbacks. If he plays a fullback-like position, it will probably be as an H-back type like Aaron Shea played.
Well that's not true - I've read interviews with Shallman where he says he's talked with the coaches about playing defense at Michigan. And considering he spent the entire season at DE for his team, that seems like the most likely destination to me. That's also what Brian is predicting, and although he is certainly an internet guy, he's not exactly random.
When Shallman committed 10 months ago, the Shallman people insisted he was purely a tailback, but that story has changed some. Fullback, however, has been purely random internet guy who thinks Shallman is too big to be a ball carrier.
I'm not saying they haven't talked about playing defense. But they've told him that he'll get a chance to play running back.
This makes up for the double Devin Gardner on CBSSports 2013 Heisman Watchlist post!
The prospect of Green, Smith, and Shallman toting the rock makes me happy. Converting 3rd and 1 won't be as difficult with this RB lineup.
I seriously have no idea how I missed that. Epic fail. I blame Monday, but really, I blame my inability to read, apparently.
Starting to get excited about MANBALL.
Your sins are forgiven and are especially absolved by your Blues Clues magic. Do not sweat it. Mondays suck.
What about Drake Johnson? Why isn't he being mentioned more in the backfield mix?
Most people don't think he's that great of a prospect...
practice press conference as one of the freshmen who impressed him? Can't find a transcript...
Hoke said something like "We like what we've seen from him." That's not bad news, obviously, but it's not a ringing endorsement, either. They liked what they had seen from Thomas Rawls, too, and he's clearly still a work in progress.
You beat me before my due diligence update. It was in response to a question after Hoke said he'd wouldn't mind the NCAA allowing redshirt freshmen to play in bowl games. Someone asked if he had anyone in mind, and he said, "Maybe. Maybe. We like what Drake's done to this point..."
This eases the pain of Monday morning.
is Derrick Green in our backfield in 2013.,
Did he mention a timeline/announcement date?
I believe he doesn't have a specific date, it's just whenever he feels like he is comfortable enough to make a decision. So he could commit at any time before national signing day.
He said it could drag out all the way until NSD...
Army or Under Armour?
Since we are getting so close to those games, I'm wondering if he doesn't pick a hat on national TV.
Army All-American game
The Army game.
The Army game is January 5, for what that's worth.
a candidate to enroll early?
He wants to take all of his official visits.
of Kyle Bosch
I swear, it was just posted last week that he was going to enroll early, obviously mistaken.
You're not the only one. I thought he was enrolling early as well. That's why I assumed his decision has to be coming soon. I guess not.
Leon McQuay is planning to enroll early, but not Green. Green has always been planning to graduate high school at the regular time.
that his earlier intentions were to enroll early.
Maybe you were thinking of Ty Isaac? Although that's not happening anymore.
If some of these other others (oline, McQuay - sp?) want to commit, do you think the coaches hold a scholarship for Green all the way until NSD?
I'm glad you posted the "good" in your title. There has been so much bad recruiting news lately I'm just happy to get through the day without losing another recruit. This is indeed, very good news.
Upvote. Getting would be legend....
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Only one reasonable response here.
This is good news... I miss hello posts very much