June 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 AM ^

I have a feeling a lot of people are going to question this offer. I like the kid though, and think he would definitely make a good FB, plus it doesn't hurt he's teammates with Dymonte either...


June 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 AM ^

As a TB.  Question is whether he would be willing to come to Michigan as a FB.  Not a bad option.

His HS teammate being Dymonte Thomas adds additional incentive to land him.


June 22nd, 2011 at 12:24 PM ^

If the class is going to hit 25, I'm okay with it.  If you have an offense that utilizes a fullback consistently, then you ought to commit at least one scholarship to the position.  Your starter should be on schollie, and any backups ought to come from position switchers (who can't hack it anywhere else) or walk-ons.


June 22nd, 2011 at 12:55 PM ^

If he commits, it will be interesting to hear what he has to say about what the coaches think his role/position will be.

Edit: just read Tom's story and he says he will be both a RB and FB, which makes sense. Someone who won't have to leave the field when they switch plays. If we get a top RB then he probably plays more of a FB role, but if we miss out then he can also be more of a RB.

Clarence Boddicker

June 22nd, 2011 at 1:24 PM ^

In addition to having no fullbacks and that being a problem, I'm thinking Hoke and Borges would like bigger backs in the rotation. They love Hopkins at rb, we're bringing in Rawls and have offered Hill. Any would have the option of switching to fb or remaining in 2-back rotation with a back like Hayes or Dunn, assuming the latter rejects the dark side for all that's right and good.