“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
Video: Blake Countess Interview
Seems like he will be a leader as a true sophomore.
That was an impressive highlight reel. Countess is going to be a special player if he continues to improve.
I like his discipline with the contain. Nice to see the corner holding the corner and forcing the ball back inside.
Big year expected out of Blake. Would love him to wear the #2 some day.
Hes going to be special keep putting in the work Blake.
The Count is definitely going to be one of the next great CB at Michigan! Very special talent as well as intelligent.
The coaches have repeatedly mentioned that they are coaching Blake hard in order to avoid the sophomore slump that is often associated with players who experienced a great deal of success their freshman year. Judging by this interview it seems Blake realizes that the past is the past, and to have a successful career at Michigan he needs to keep his eyes trained on the future. Hopefullly a very, very bright future!
I think he'll be a great one
My favorite part of the video though: "He finished his first season with a career high 8 tackles". No shit.
"On a related note, every Michigan freshman finished with a career high in everything."
He had 8 tackles vs. VaTech, which is his career high. I agree that it was awkwardly stated though.
Just took a gander at Blake's Hello post. Tim thought Countess was a sure bet for a redshirt due to his size and likely wouldn't have the chance to start until he was an upper classman. Glad he turned out to be so wrong. Countess is going to be a stud. I also noticed that T Rich seems to have been ranked better coming out of hs, and from the way he's trending, it looks like Lewis probably will too. It would not suck if TRich and Lewis do indeed turn out to be even better than Countess.
wow, impressive interview
will he get the number 2 JERSEY!!!
Blake Countess WILL be an All-American and 1st Team All-B1G before he leaves Michigan.
I'll also go as far to say he'll be no worse than a 3rd round draft pick in the NFL.
Finally a pure CB. Avery is nice in the nickel, great hips...if we can find a big physical CB who can matchup with the bigger WRs, we'll be in GREAT shape.
Dude, the guy seems very intelligent and is well spoken. Really like him...He's going to be a special one!
He does seem really level-headed and down to earth. If he keeps progressing like it appears he is in the spring practice highlights, he will be a special corner by the time all is said and done. He has the ball skills and recovery speed to make a move on the ball to either bat it away, or intercept it (and I hope he gets a few this season).
but jeez I like how our secondary is looking now vs. just two years ago. The OSU game last year proves they have a ways to go, but it's promising. Really glad we have Avery for certain packages and as a reliable backup. That kid has made some nice plays for us as well.
Ohio game along with the Virginia Tech game. But I agree, the future for the team as a whole is very promising.
I like what i see, no entitlement, hard nosed, pushing for leadership as a sophmore. After graduating with Rich Rods departure this are really looking up for Michigan Football, This is going to be fun. Fergodsakes
He's quick and very athletic. I know coaching has a lot to do with it, but he gets in position to make plays.
very mature & level-headed...great kid
Also, beautiful complexion, and a sincere, soothing tone to his voice.
Are essential characteristics for a shutdown corner. Would be nice to have one of those on the D and Blake looks like he may fit the bill.
One word to describe this kid, Beast! The way he played as a true freshman was unreal.
One other word to describe Blake- smooth.