IL DE Josh Augusta Offered

Submitted by Bluestreak on March 3rd, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Peoria, IL (Yes LTT's town) DE Josh Augusta was offered by Michigan recently.

Josh stands at 6'5", 275!!! and plays both sides of the pitch (yet another potential TE!)

Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/376678/josh-augusta

Profile: http://247sports.com/Player/Josh-Augusta-18550

Josh holds offer from Iowa and Illinois and is only starting to garner attention in the B1G. Look for his recruitment to blow up in the future given his size and atheleticism.

Not sure what position he's being recruited at Michigan but his highlights are TREMENDOUS!

Comments

manchild56

March 3rd, 2012 at 9:22 PM ^

can only help. If I was a recruit it would go favorite schools or schools, then the teams who always wanted me not just when I blew up or after all the others offered so we should also.

manchild56

March 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 PM ^

he is NR but as theOP said he is under the radar just getting attention now. So he probably isn't rated yet on most the other sites yet either. But if we offered then he is the real deal cause Hoke says so.

WolvinLA2

March 3rd, 2012 at 9:39 PM ^

And schools like Illinois and Iowa, even though they aren't top-10 recruiting schools, don't throw out offers to just anybody.  A kid who has three Big Ten offers by the end of February is legit.

WolvinLA2

March 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 PM ^

Wow - that would be a big TE.  In fact, maybe bigger than AJ Williams, who is a huge TE. 

I wouldn't be surprised if this guy grows into a 3-tech.  6'5" 275 is really big for a DE at 17 years old. 

WolvinLA2

March 3rd, 2012 at 9:49 PM ^

But that's much more a Campbell thing than it is a tall thing.  Both RVB and Heininger played DT well for us this past year, and they're both an inch taller than BWC.  Lots of teams have DT who are 6'5" or 6'6".  Wormley will likely play DT, and some say he's now 6'7". 

Sione's Flow

March 3rd, 2012 at 11:14 PM ^

I know the guy who runs the mgorecruit site is also in school full time and  he dedicated time to the site when he could.  I think once he's out of school, he can devote more time to it, but with his limited resources and course load he did a great job.  

Sarasota13

March 4th, 2012 at 9:06 AM ^

site that I found for Michigan recruiting.  I googled "Michigan recruiting"  and that site came up first.  Mgoblog was also in the first page of the search, but the web page showed only an old summary for year and position of each scholarship athlete and with no home page to click.

Mgorecruit also provided other links and eventually I click the Mgoblog link.  This site has the most up to date recruiting information as well as other topics.  Nevertheless,  I continued to visited Mgorecruiting for an excellent short summary of recruiting activities.

Good luck to Benji.  Go Blue!  (not necessarily Everton).

Ron Utah

March 4th, 2012 at 12:30 AM ^

He looks like a DE to me.  You never know what will happen his senior season or when he gets to college, but his size and skillset seems better fitted to DE.  He's already a pro-size DE.  He could probably add another 10 lbs. of muscle and be an NFL-sized DE with very good athleticism...I'm drooling now.

mwood

March 4th, 2012 at 9:18 AM ^

I had my field experience teaching at his school when he was a sophomore. He is a good kid. He placed second in state as a sophomore in the shot put. He also had something crazy like 6 sacks in one game that year.
This past summer I had the opportunity to interview for a coaching position at his school (tight ends) and got a chance coach him a little. My experience with him was brief, but he was a hard worker, took coaching well, and moved extremely well for a big man. It is crazy to see a kid his size play linebacker in high school.
I think he would end up as a five technique defensive end in college.

I play flag football against his head coach today so I will see if I can get any info on where he might be leaning and how hard the coaches are pursuing him.

Maizenblueball

March 4th, 2012 at 12:01 PM ^

annoying though.  Once I figured out which player he was, I was impressed, but it was kind of annoying trying to find the guy, then rewind the play every time.  Mix in an arrow or something.

Ed: I realize he's been flying under the radar, so maybe they haven't put together a clean and neat comprehensive highlight film yet.  But they really need to, because that kind of stuff is what keeps people under the radar.  Coaches at top programs are sifting through thousands of tapes, they don't want to have to figure out where he is, and if he's on offense or defense.  (Sorry, from a marketing standpoint, that just drives me crazy- probably more than it should)