Chengelis Article on 2013 Preferred Walk-on WR Jack Wangler

Submitted by nmumike on February 27th, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Nice article about the next Wangler to hit campus. What does everyone expect from him while he is here?

Interesting portion of the article: He's used to people recognizing his last name and saying, "Oh, you're John's son," and got used to answering to that frequent reference.

"I think in four to five years people will know who I am just as much as they know my dad."




February 27th, 2013 at 8:05 AM ^

I would love to think that he will be the offensive version of Kovacs but I feel like that is going to be jinxed before he even hits campus given all this fanfare he's getting.


February 27th, 2013 at 8:30 AM ^

I expect him to be a solid team guy who maybe sees the field to block once in a while or be tossed a bone in blowout victories.  He's a walk-on for a reason.  I don't think he can be a viable player at Michigan.


February 27th, 2013 at 9:16 AM ^

but do you think he sees the field if there were highly rated prospets ahead of him? I mean, part of the reason he played was that our recruited guys left, were terrible, or coached by GERG. 

I have to believe he saw what was in front of him and thought "hey, if I work my ass of, I can actually start over these other guys!"

Now, WR is probably a good spot for a walk-on to work his ass of and play significantly in 3-4 years, but Michigan has recruted some ballers and there is still a class to go for Wrangler's competition in 3-4 years.


February 27th, 2013 at 10:15 AM ^

Play sparingly as an underclassman (after a redshirt year) in his junior season he will be the number two receiver and then he will wear the newest michigan legends jersey, the number 1, and be all big ten.


February 27th, 2013 at 11:55 AM ^

I think Wangler is a lot closer to being Nick Sheridan than being his dad.  I think he'll be a solid practice guy who comes to realize how great it is getting a sideline pass for every game.  Then again, you never know: he could find a niche as a third down guy.


February 27th, 2013 at 12:03 PM ^

enjoy his time in AA and be a great team player.

He doesn't have the physical skills to see playing time on a top 10 team, but he at least gets a shot to play every day in practice with the big boys.