Amauri Pesek-Hickson defends
Like this, but with pads (Pesek-Hickson right) [Brody Hilgenkamp]

Amauri Pesek-Hickson Commits To Michigan Comment Count

Adam Schnepp November 17th, 2018 at 5:01 PM

Michigan has this year's Ronnie Bell.

2019 KS ATH Amauri Pesek-Hickson, now a composite three-star after being unranked just two weeks ago, played football his freshman season, then focused exclusively on basketball his sophomore and junior years. A return to football as a senior saw him pick up a Michigan offer earlier this month after they saw an athlete they liked on film; he immediately set an official visit for December 8th. With the news this week that he would be on campus today for an unofficial, this was more a matter of when, not if.

247's Allen Trieu watched Pesek-Hickson's basketball and football tape and saw a player with positional versatility.

Whenever kids come over from another sport, you wonder about physicality, but he runs with strength and physicality on offense and shows a willingness to put his face on ball-carriers.

Size, check. Athleticism, check. Physicality, check.

Trieu says that he's likely going to be a Viper, though he might get a look at running back; he played both safety and running back in high school. Full Hello post forthcoming.

Comments

Alumnus93

November 17th, 2018 at 9:47 PM ^

 I'd like to hear an insider here find out what position hes being eyed for...  I mean, Trieu says viper, but that seems odd when he hasn't really played LB.

outsidethebox

November 18th, 2018 at 7:43 AM ^

You are correct. And look at the physique of this kid...screams of lower body strength and explosiveness. He may be a project from a positional perspective but from an athletic one the arrows are all pointing up. I would love to see a big, strong and fast kid like this playing the viper but, OMG, would the back end of the defense be something else with him playing alongside Hill at safety!!!

Alumnus93

November 17th, 2018 at 9:47 PM ^

 I'd like to hear an insider here find out what position hes being eyed for...  I mean, Trieu says viper, but that seems odd when he hasn't really played LB.

xgojim

November 18th, 2018 at 8:21 AM ^

We had a terrific punter about 30 years ago from Kansas:  Monte Robbins.  He holds the M record for longest punt (82 yds) and highest season avg (45, probably to be broken this year).  If this guy can be half as good, it will be another brilliant recruiting job by the Harbaugh staff.  It is interesting to witness the disparate locations where recruits are found by the M staff these days, and very few from Michigan itself.