Jaqen H'ghar

May 30th, 2013 at 9:20 PM ^

Haven't seen the backwards visor in a while. 

Has there been any more info regarding Speight not going to the NFTC in Columbus? Is there another event he plans on going to for an Elite 11 invite or has he just realized Trent Dilfer is a huge douche?

MichiganMan_24_

May 30th, 2013 at 9:17 PM ^

You had it right at some point because i watched it..Its Wilton throwing some deep balls with some scary music playing..So far i sense Wilton is working hard to max his potential..im glad he is Blue

MGoClimb

May 30th, 2013 at 9:24 PM ^

I don't have a good eye for these sorts of things, but I liked what I saw.  Especially the visor!  I'm happy he will be a member of our class.

mgobleu

May 30th, 2013 at 9:39 PM ^

Doesn't seem like he's throwing very hard, but ball go very very far.

As opposed to a guy like me, who acts like he's huzzin the ball like a mother f-er but the ball does the wounded duck dance for 15 yards and drops.

Ron Utah

May 31st, 2013 at 12:07 AM ^

What in that video made him look like he's a 3-star QB?  His arm strength is very good if not great, and other than that, it's two minutes of highlights of near perfect throws and good if not very good footwork (especially for a 6'7" dude).

I'm not going to pretend that video proves he's a 5-star, but it sure doesn't offer any evidence that he is a 3-star QB.

WMU81

May 31st, 2013 at 10:14 AM ^

He has a really strong arm but he throws from his shoulder.. Thats the only thing that I see wrong. I dont think that Hoke and Co. are looking for another Denard so im not worried about his speed

TheBlueAbides

May 31st, 2013 at 12:19 AM ^

This doesn't show he is the next Tim Brady but based on a short video does he seem like an average QB who you would see at a school like Illinois or nc state? To me he seems like a QB qualified for a scholarship and opportunity (not a promise for pt) at a school like Michigan

Rmilkman

May 31st, 2013 at 3:32 AM ^

Looks good for a kid going into his senior year. it seems like he needs some work on his accuracy to me, but I'm pretty excited about him.

Ball Hawk

May 31st, 2013 at 6:39 AM ^

He's got decent mechanics and a strong arm. He can build on that. The thing that people sometimes forget is that when he steps foot onto michigan, the coaches will transform him into a good QB.

mgoknight

May 31st, 2013 at 7:58 AM ^

is it just me, or does it look like he has a low arm angle/delivery? this brings back memories of henne and navarre. I swear Navarre had more balls batted down than any 6'6" qb in the history of college football.

Wolfman

May 31st, 2013 at 8:23 AM ^

a low spot. They were the result of throwing over defenders instead of throwing into open lanes created by the pocket. This is also the reason he got sacked more than his fair share of times. He had terrible pocket presence, but he was listed by many NFL scouts as having perhaps the best long ball coming into the draft. This type of throw requires throwing the ball in an upward motion, of course, as opposed to try and hitting someone on a quick route that a defender will bat down if he attempts to throw over him.   The NFL lists a who's who of qbs generously listed at heights they could only dream of. For instance, Tarkenton was 5'10, listed at 6'. Flutie had no problem being listed at what is probably his correct height of 5'9."  No matter how low John threw from, Doug nor Fran could not have possibly thrown from a higher release point.  It is about knowing where to throw from on the field, not where to throw from relative to your ear, which is the release point that most top notch qbs use.  Speight has a very quick release, again differing from and why defenders were able to time their hand reach and jump so correctly.  ^Qbs, normally by habit, release the ball just above the ear with the forward point of the ball aiming just a few degrees down to prevent the "flying ball," the one that will take off and sail over the would be receiver's head.  So in answer to your real concern, you don't have much to be concerned about here. In watching previous video of him, I was always impressed on how quickly, after timing receivers whereabouts and where to put the ball, he was able to releas the ball with a fluid motion somewhat reminiscent of a Marino. I'm certain this jumped out at Michigan coaches right away.