TomVH: An Interview with Max Tuerk

Submitted by TomVH on April 20th, 2011 at 6:57 PM

The state of California is loaded with offensive linemen in the 2012 class and tackle Max Tuerk is among the best. The 6-foot-6, 281-pound lineman already has offers from Michigan, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, and Washington to name a few. Here's a look at Tuerk's film and where he's at in the process.

TOM: I know you have an offer from Michigan, but do you think any other schools are close to offering?

MAX: I hope so. I'm not sure if they're actually going to offer me or not, but I have been talking to Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Stanford came by my school last week.

TOM: You already have a good list now, have you thought about narrowing everything down any time soon?

MAX: I haven't thought about it yet because a lot of new offers are still coming in. When it starts to die down I will start to narrow it down.

TOM: Sounds like a good plan. Since you're from California do you know much about Michigan?

MAX: Of course. I know Michigan has a great football tradition and they produce a lot of great linemen. I really like Coach Funk and Ferrigno, and we're developing a solid relationship. 

TOM: To stay on that note, since you're from California do you think distance will factor into all this?

MAX: I don't think at all. I'm actually leaning towards getting out of California.

TOM: You said you're building a relationship with the coaches. What do you guys talk about and what have they told you about Michigan?

MAX: We talk every once in awhile and they've told me that Michigan not only has a great football team but it's a great school as well. Hopefully I can check it out soon.

TOM: Did these coaches recruit you while they were at San Diego State at all?

MAX: No, but SDSU is recruiting me now.

TOM: Is Michigan a school that you're going to try to visit?

MAX: Yes, this summer I am definitely going to try to get out there.

TOM: When you take visits to these schools and try to analyze them what are you going to be looking for?

MAX: A good fit with academics, the football program, and my overall comfort level with the people I am going to spend my college career with.

TOM: For anyone that hasn't gotten to see you play, how would you describe yourself?

MAX: I play as hard as I can every play. My best attributes would probably be my speed and aggressiveness.

TOM: Do you have any idea of how you want your recruitment to play out?

MAX: It's still up in the air for me but I think I am going to narrow it down to three to five choices in the summer, so it's not so overwhelming during the season. I plan to take official visits to those top schools.



April 20th, 2011 at 1:06 PM ^

I wonder how many other schools have independent bloggers that represent the school so well when interviewing recruits? I think Tom does a great service not only for us but also for the school itself. Unless it's an inside joke between them, not sure why aaamichfan would neg this. Guess you can't please everyone. Thanks Tom!


April 20th, 2011 at 2:21 PM ^

Can someone explain what negging is, how to "neg someone", and how to figure that someone got negged and who did it? I see the voting details post, but I can't find that button anywhere.


April 20th, 2011 at 6:13 PM ^

I would love to have more California kids playing at Michigan.  I think Tony Anderson might be the only one left on the roster from California.  I know there are no scholarship athletes from California after Jonas Mouton graduated.


April 21st, 2011 at 7:30 AM ^

for hitting..... I like seeing him lay the wood like that.  He does seem to overrun the DE from time to time, a bit raw, but fast and athletic. Wow!! Would someone please just get this kid a jersey? 


April 21st, 2011 at 10:26 AM ^

Our first true offensive tackle will commit.  With depth at the position nearly gaurenteeing playing time early on, and to play at a place with such a legacy of producing offensive linemen, surely a few of the top OT prospects will have to come michigans way.

who do you all think will be our 2-3 OT commits?  And who will be our highest rated OT commit?


April 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 PM ^

Scout usually rates kids taller than they are and heavier than they are and everybody gets 4 or 5 stars and Rivals usually goes conservative all around, yet Scout has him weighing in at only a measly 255 while Rivals has him weighing in at 281. He's a 3 star Scout prospect because they have him 26 pounds light (35-40 pounds light on a Scout scale) so he's a bit of a sleeper prospect. He'll get a high 4 star rating by the time he's commited somewhere out of California. (Hopefully at 2A because work-ethic trumps "athleticism" any day.)