I, like the rest of you, was wondering why Hoke would give a scholarship to an LS this early in the recruiting cycle. It doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. Then I considered something that we saw a lot of last year: Fake Field Goals. Michigan attempted three fake field goals (and converted all of them), and I believe a couple of fake punts, though I can't find the instances.
Anyhow, it occurs to me that one of our new long snapper's highest rated attributes was his blocking. He gets out of his stance and into his block very quickly, they say, and blocks effectively. I'm thinking that Hoke is planning to make the fake kick an even bigger part of the game and wants a very good long snapper to make sure it works.
Your thoughts on this possibility?
Plus, we all know what can happen if a long snap is even a little off the mark.
Edit: I don't suppose that the Mathlete or another of our statistics savvy posters could look into their records and see what an agressive fake kick is good for in points over the course of a season?