I am very aware that we currently have 27 verbal commitments with full scholarship offers, but I was wondering if there we have any confirmation on any players that are walking on for 2013. I know we have the kicker from Luthern High North, but I also heard Jack Wangler from Warren DeLaSalle is a preferred walk on also. Any confirmation to this?
Who are are the 2013 Walk On's for the Football team?
elaborate, please. i thought he was offered and accepted a scholarhip.
There's some question about whether that's a true scholarship offer or a preferred walk-on spot.
Since all of the major recruiting sites show him with an offer, I'd say it's pretty likely he has one.
Sam Webb has more than once suggested that there could be as many as 29 in this class. Since 28 is the max scholarships we can offer, that strongly implies one of the commits could either be a walk-on or a greyshirt.
If it is on the Internet, it must be true. They can't put something on the Interrnet that isn't true.
Hopefully we get some good ones like Kenny Allen and that 3 star OL last year.
Dan Gibbs is his name, I don't think he's created any practice buzz. After 3 or 4 years he might be able to contribute as an extra lineman or maybe even at RT, but with the way Hoke recruits Oline he may have a tough time time seeing the field
Gibbs was a cool story and I also forgot his name.
We also picked up the Glasgow brothers in the last two classes. Graham is a big all state OL who walked on for the '11 class and has created some minor buzz. His brother Ryan walked on last year and is a big DL who also got some mention from the coaches. They were both two stars and not likely to ever start, but they provide depth to our lines which are still thin.
Yeah, it's Gibbs. He was a 3-star to Scout, but a 2-star to Rivals. I haven't heard any practice buzz on him. Based on what I saw of his high school film, I don't think he'll ever really factor into playing time. He's listed at 6'7", 311 lbs. on the roster.
Burzynski couldn't beat out Barnum and Mealer. I'm not convinced that he's a true success story. I mean, it's great for him that he's seeing the field a little bit, but he's nothing special. If Gibbs sees the field over guys like Magnuson, Braden, Fox, etc. over the next few years, then that will be a true accomplishment. In the meantime, I remain unimpressed.
I guess it's a bit early to think that any of them will be good, too. After all, if we can't project that someone will be on the bench, then we shouldn't project that someone will start.
Dan Gibbs is my boy so I cant really be objective about him, he's got great power but struggles getting low enough and might not have the quickness to be a starter, however I think he may have a chance as a junior or senior. Im also fairly certain that his fellow Seaholm product Sterling Johnson will be walking on, he had an offer from Eastern last year and he would have made the team this year but then quit because he required surgery.
His inability to get low is his biggest problem, in my opinion, and the lack of quickness is another factor.
There is also Ryan Glasgow he was a preferred walk-on last year as was his brother Graham the year before.
J.J. McGrath is the name of the kicker.
You don't need an apostrophe to make a plural. An apostrophe indicates a possessive.
must be an english teacher...
Or perhaps someone who made it through third grade?
Thank god youre here to correct everyone. Maybe the person is in second grade and hasnt learned apostrophe's yet...
is that you noticed the apostrophe, but didn't comment on the more glaring "are are".
seems like this forum is designed to communicate snippets of information and thoughts re michigan and sports mostly. i imagine many posts are created on a phone or tablet in less than 1 minute. incorrect punctuation and capitilization rarely interfere with this communication. although, awkward sentence structure and writing style can leave some posts open to interpretation.
i like comments regarding ideas and not punctation, spelling, etc.
True enough my friend. I was just trying to be funny. No offense intended.
On both levels:
1. Yes, I agree that ideas matter more and assume that you understood the irony of my post.
2. Your imaging that posts are created in less than one minute may be part of the problem. Grammar and punctuation do matter! Yes, nobody is perfect. And, yes, errors will be made. And, sure, it is the internet and there is an assumed casual nature in the conversations. But taking an extra minute to re-read what you wrote shouldn't be a big deal.
I actually laughed when I read what you wrote. I was raised by an English Teacher who felt it his life mission to correct every grammar, typo and misuse of punctuation. I find it comical and similar to a fountain of youth when random people also find these same things their life mission as well. After years of being corrected, I finally had an idea, so I waited for the next time he corrected me. The day finally came; it was a Tuesday around lunch time, when he corrected me. I then replied “well you knew enough about what I was writing to correct me, so you apparently knew exactly what I was trying to convey.” Because of this, I intentionally use an improper sentence structure and misuse or omit correct punctuation while on the internet. It is especially comical when you find those whose life mission is to police the internet, looking for anyone they can belittle, insult or fulfill their need for superiority. As a form of gratitude, I left a few errors in this paragraph just so the errors can be corrected.
We can only hope the English teacher can find the mistake's in both of are post's! Its like the English major has nothing better to do...
I still don't understand where people learned to make words plural using apostrophes!
"...but I also heard Jack Wangler from Warren DeLaSalle is a preferred walk on also. Any confirmation to this?"
As far as any recruiting site is aware, Jack Wangler remains uncommitted. Per Rivals, LSU, Northwestern, Harvard, Miami (OH), CMU, EMU and WMU are the other schools that have shown at least some interest, but no visits have been made according to them.
...I'd take him. He could prove to be a solid, go-to guy; Kolesar (sans hyperspeed), or Dileo (smart, good route-runner and great hands.)
I wonder what John Kolesar's 40 time would be if he were tested today. He was one of my all time favorite Wolverines.
kolesar is in his mid40s today and likely has some rough knees after all those years of ball (short nfl stint).
i guess in the 5s for 40 yds.
(good punctuation but a weird question he is a business man - who cares how fast he is?)
I realize that this probably is a longshot , but having read the diary about the 2013 out-of-state recruits for the Michigan baseball team, I wondered whether Michigan's football coaches have spoken with Ramsey Romano about an opportunity to walk on to the football team.
He's a quarterback from Valhalla HS in El Cajon, California, recruited as a shortstop for the Michigan baseball team. He had expressed interest in continuing his football career, but supposedly has decided to stick with baseball. He had only one season as a starter in which he threw for 3,380 yards and 30 TDs in a 9-4 season, so he wasn't getting any college football offers. Link to article about his winning an award as the most outstanding high school football player in his region: http://hs.utpreps.com/news_article/show/203571
I believe a two sport athlete can only "walk on" to a sport with a "lower" priority, and Football - Über Alles... I.e: a football player can "walk on" any other sport but not vice-versa. Otherwise teams would skirt the 85 scholarship limit with a compliment of: track, wrestling, etc... scholarship athletes to fill up the total 100+ head count limit.
But, he could play baseball & football if Hoke puts a scholarship on him... Not going to happen