2013 OT David Knevel Offered

Submitted by ghost on December 15th, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Michigan has offered 2013 OT David Knevel (Ontario). Reported by Allen Trieu.  This most mean they intend on taking a 6th OL.  A 3 star to scout, but has some great offers.  Alabama, Wisconsin, Nebreska, Missouri, and West Virginia all offered him.



December 15th, 2012 at 8:28 PM ^

the alabama offer is surprising! Rarely expect a National Champion SEC team to offer someone from Canada...why take a risk? Must have talent


December 15th, 2012 at 8:46 PM ^

2015 QB Michael O'Connor  from Ottawa, who I believe Michigan has interest in, also has offers from Miss St. MSU, and Vandy.  Seeing alot more Canadians having NFL success with Akeem Hicks, Tyrone Crawford and Phillip Blake all drafted last year.  

Mr Miggle

December 15th, 2012 at 9:26 PM ^

I thought you were joking, but you asked this twice. Pretty much every recruit is a risk. Whether it's because they live in the north, play basketball, baseball, run track, picked up the sport late, are coming off an injury or it's just the nature of transitioning from HS to high BCS level football. Alabama doesn't get everyone they want and they don't pile up top recruiting classes by ignoring talent and potential from outside their region. They also run through a lot more recruits than most schools by utilizing medical exemptions.


December 15th, 2012 at 8:30 PM ^

Again, it kills me that we let prospects like Pocic, Levenberry, and O'Daniel get away early. With classes filling up so fast, there's just no way to forecast if there will spots down the road


December 15th, 2012 at 9:50 PM ^

Jerald Robinson leaving and from the sounds of things a lb leaving due to a knee injury have opened up a few more slots. This is not the sec where you recruit 30 kids and cross your fingers or send a few packing when the scholarships aren't available. Some fans really are clueless. I doubt this post clears anything up for some but it was worth a shot.


December 15th, 2012 at 8:45 PM ^

No I'm saying if they are taking a 6th OL commit because Lewan is leaving, than they should have known all along they would be taking that many.  Turning away the talent they did early because "They were only taking 5 OL" should have factored in Lewan leaving from the start.


December 16th, 2012 at 8:34 AM ^

So...Michigan should have taken a commit from a guy who could potentially not fit into the class if Lewan got injured or pulled a Jake Long and stayed for 2013?

I like Pocic about as much as any other offensive lineman in the country for 2013, but you can't just take commitments from 10 offensive linemen, 14 wide receivers, and 9 cornerbacks...  At some point you have to draw the line.


December 15th, 2012 at 10:03 PM ^

Sure you can.  Extra offensive linemen are a waste of scholarships.

Extra DBs, safeties, linebackers, RBs and WRs can play special teams.  You can move extra defensive lineman to the offensive line.  You can move DBs to safety, safeties to LB, etc..  Not much you can do with offensive linemen numbers 11 to whatever.


Mr Miggle

December 15th, 2012 at 11:33 PM ^

We only took four OL last class, not five, when we were very shorthanded. At the same time we took 5 DL. With 85 scholarships, I don't know what the ideal number is to allocate to o-line, but with so few proven players on the roster and so much playing time coming open, it seems prudent to aim a little higher now. While you mentioned not moving OL to other positions, you might have forgotten that with five OL spots they often move around more than other players. 


December 16th, 2012 at 8:38 AM ^

Extra offensive linemen give you depth.  What are the chances that all five or six of these class of 2013 offensive linemen will still be on the team in four or five years?  A Lewan type might enter the draft.  A Schifano type might quit.  A Pace type might get injured.  There's a pretty good chance that at least two of these guys will be gone by, say, 2015 or 2016.