2015 Names To Watch: Brandon Wimbush

Submitted by Brandon Brown on February 4th, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Brandon Wimbush

Position: Quarterback
Ht/Wt/40: 6'2" / 212 lbs. / 4.6
Location: St. Peter’s Prep School – Jersey City, NJ
Offers: Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech
Ranking: ★★★★ .9248 (247 Composite)
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Brandon Wimbush isn’t exactly a new name on the recruiting radar for Michigan but he is starting to get more regular attention now that Coach Nussmeier is part of the staff. Wimbush’s recruitment is starting to pick up across the country and Michigan is definitely in that new, more aggressive group of suitors.

With New Jersey becoming one of the more frequented states along the recruiting trail these days Wimbush has received plenty of attention from the Michigan staff. Coach Nussmeier has especially taken a strong liking to Wimbush and has started to show some serious interest in him and talked of a potential offer. Brandon spoke with Coach Nuss on Monday.

I called Coach Nuss and we were able to talk for a little while. He’s a great guy and he said he really wants to get to see me in person and throw a little bit for him. That will probably happen in the spring and after that he might extend an offer.

I have found that if an offer has been been mentioned it’s very likely that it will come to fruition. Even though it seems as if the coaches have been a little “offer-happy” lately, they do not throw that around carelessly with the recruits. The coaches are straight shooters when it comes to that. Plenty of recruits have told me that the coaches have never mentioned an offer to them so if it’s been brought up, it’s a very real possibility.

For a long time it seemed as if Wimbush was an Ohio State lock and while he maintains an affinity for the Buckeyes he said that he has pulled back from that stance as his recruitment has really started to pick up.

The stuff with Michigan is sounding very promising so I can’t say I’m leaning towards anyone right now because things are really starting to open up. The SEC is starting to come in and a wider variety of schools are starting to show interest.

I’ve talked to Brandon in the past and he was very forward about how much he liked Ohio State and he has cooled on that sentiment significantly. He now says he has no sort of top list at all.

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Ohio State was early to offer Wimbush and he clearly appreciated that but now that he is garnering more attention his comments seemed earnest about slowing down a bit and looking at a bigger picture. I think if Nussmeier continues to show genuine interest, visits to watch a throwing session, and decides to offer, Michigan could make a real push for Wimbush. Michigan has offered DB Minkah Fitzpatrick and shown interest in LB Jordan Fox, both teammates of Wimbush so the Maize and Blue presence in St. Peter’s Prep will continue to be prominent giving plenty of opportunity to pursue all three prospects.

Comments

swan flu

February 4th, 2014 at 10:12 AM ^

Does the 2015 QB class look to be a disproportionately talented one, or am I just interpreting it that way because of all the QB offers that we have distributed? 

GoWings2008

February 4th, 2014 at 10:15 AM ^

I saw two minutes of the film and decided that's all I needed to see.  DO WANT.  Kid has a cannon, can move well, good pocket presence and has great size.  I can see why his recruitment has picked up so much lately.

mills44

February 4th, 2014 at 10:21 AM ^

Brandon, why do you think Michigan is using a different approach to the 2015 qbs? Offering many instead of offering one and accepting an immediate commitment...

DenverBuckeye

February 4th, 2014 at 10:24 AM ^

Ohio State seems to be pushing hardest for 5* Torrance Gibson now. I'd have to say he is our #1 choice. After that, Wimbush and Lorenzo Nunez out of GA are OSU's other main pursuits. It also seems OSU is looking to take 2 QB's this year.

Wimbush is an awesome kid and a great prospect. Would love for him to be in scarlet and gray.

saveferris

February 4th, 2014 at 11:27 AM ^

Does Michigan's sudden interest in Wimbush signal a shift in the skillset that Michigan will be searching for in their QB recruits with Nussmeier in charge of the offense?  Under Borges, Michigan seemed interested in strict drop-back passer, big arm, etc...which is what we've got with Morris and Speight.  Wimbush seems to drift closer to Gardner territory.

GoWings2008

February 4th, 2014 at 11:55 AM ^

and would ask the same question, but it seems that Wimbush has the best of both worlds. He has a big arm and CAN drop back, but has the mobility to handle the rush. It doesn't look to me that he has the same mobility as Devin though. But he can "extend the play" (common term nowadays) with his legs. He seems to have a Big Ben thing going on, but faster.
/FredJackson'd

NJblue2

February 4th, 2014 at 2:47 PM ^

Brandon is a cool kid, so on that alone he'd probably be a good add for Michigan. Hopefully he gets an offer and everything works out for the best. If he didn't get injured in the first half of the championship game, there's no doubt in my mind that Jabrill Peppers would only have 3 state titles.