New in-state offer: 2020 QB Anthony Romphf

Submitted by Magnus on January 15th, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Southfield (MI) A&T quarterback Anthony Romphf was offered by Michigan. He's only 5'11" and 167 lbs., so this is a bit of a departure from what we've come to expect from a traditional Michigan QB. He's a 3-star, the #28 dual-threat quarterback, and #789 overall, with a 4.65 forty and a 4.26 shuttle. 

Here's a link to his Hudl highlights (LINK).



January 15th, 2019 at 3:59 PM ^

Magnus, so with one QB committed (#752 on 247sports), and this offer going out, is Michigan just not even in the contention for a top 10 QB?  Or do they just trust their evaluation more than rankings?  

I know it is super super early, but kinda depressing seeing the rankings of the QB's we are offering.


January 15th, 2019 at 12:36 PM ^

Is that as a QB or the Zach Gentry "sure, you can try out at QB but let's both be realistic" QB?  I mean, I'm happy for the kid if he makes it here as a QB and I don't think the height is disqualifying especially if Michigan opens up the passing a bit; Kyler Murray is about 5' 9" and obviously is pretty good.


January 15th, 2019 at 2:07 PM ^

Where did I trash the kid? I never criticized the offer or the kid. Just looked at measurables and thought to myself, "those are not the measurables of very many college Qbs, I wonder if we're recruiting him as an athlete." And my comment does not indicate any inclination to refuse to adapt to anything. You've got some weird obsession. 


January 15th, 2019 at 3:12 PM ^

I think you are overestimating this kids speed.  If a 4.65 is accurate, and remember HS reported 40 times and heights are often inflated, then he would be a very poor man's Denard or Kyler Murray.  Now if he can sling the ball, maybe he can be a very good QB.  But football isn't moving towards tiny QBs with TE speed.