Already signed on February 7 as a Walk-On with Oregon St, 2018 class, OL Griffin Korican, from Seattle, may flip to Michigan.
“I feel like Michigan is the only opportunity I have earned where I will compete against the best every day, which will make me into the best player I can become,” he said. “I also really like Coach Warinner because of his old-school mentality and toughness he instills in his players."
Link to article at Land of 10 Michigan: https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-recruiting-griffin-korican-oregon-state-ed-warinner
Griffin Korican had little in the way of scholarship offers, Colorado School of Mines, and San Diego, were the only ones.
Link to offers (Oregon St was a Walk-On offer): https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Griffin-Korican-114141/RecruitInterests
But Ed Warriner sees potential in him. Ed Warriner has an eye for spotting O Line potential. In this video, he talks about, when arriving at Ohio St, he saw a 2nd string TE, whose career in football was going to end soon, but that he had potential as an NFL Offensive Lineman. He ended up getting drafted by the Cincinnatti Bengals.
Link to video, will start at the point where he talks about the 2nd string TE: https://youtu.be/ljJN0DUlmFQ?t=825
Ed Warinner likes the run first. He says, "I think the first thing is: I believe in running the football".
He talks about it in this 3 min video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdeXPyAAbl8
Griffin Korican's highlight video clearly shows his strength is run blocking. He plows defensive players. And that could be why Ed Warinner wants him to come to Michigan, despite him being a 2 Star with only 2 scholarship offers, from very small programs at that. Korican knocks players to the ground in the run game quite a bit, not just safeties, but LBs and DLs too.
7:27 min Griffin Korican h.s. senior highlight video: https://www.hudl.com/profile/5143638/Griffin-Korican
He looks like a big, strong block of humanity on the field. And I see he doesn't hold, like so many good run blocking O Linemen do. I am very curious to see what Ed Warriner is going to get out of him.
I had thought Al Washington was the best off season coaching hire. But as I learn about Ed Warriner over the past four months, I think he is the best off season hire.
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