January 28th, 2015 at 1:22 PM ^

He's had interest.  It just never really materialized.  I think if Michigan were to be interested in him.....things could heat up quickly.  I've told him how big of a deal Michigan is and what that degree means.  He knows that Michigan is another level.  I personally think he would do great in Ann Arbor.  I don't get too involved in it because I'm obviously in his fan club. We will see what the coaches think.  


January 28th, 2015 at 1:18 PM ^

SAT is back to being out of 1600 again? Shiet those stats and extracurriculars are impressive without the football let alone with football. 



January 28th, 2015 at 1:34 PM ^

I believe they are de-emphasizing the writing portion of current SATs and are flipping back to the 1600 format next year. 

Given his 4.0 GPA, I would assume OP is counting it out of 1600 b/c I doubt a 4.0 student would get a 1450/2400 unless there is severe grade inflation involved. 


January 28th, 2015 at 1:39 PM ^

Sounds good to me.

I was the last class that had the option of taking the SATs without the writing portion, which I took full advantage of. The writing portion always struck me as stupid. There were anecdotes about how professors could tell what score you would get based only on the length of your essay.

Standardized testing is already a poor measure of intelligence, and making it subjective just worsens an already big problem (people grading thousands upon thousands of essays are not going to be able to grade well).


January 28th, 2015 at 1:19 PM ^

Crazy how much overlay there seems to be between this site and the football team.  Former players, people who are close to recruits, FOIA getting all up in that business.  I'm sure that Wheatley will give him a look. How eager is he to get a Michigan offer?  Is he a big Michigan fan, or are you more  or less the one that is eager to see him get the offer?


January 28th, 2015 at 1:25 PM ^

I'm an FSU football alum actually but also a lifelong Michigan fan.  I don't try and push him either way.  FSU was close to offering but didnt simply because we had 3 backs with his exact frame already that were underclassmen.  I'm a fan of wherever he goes.  If he sticks with Iowa i'll be rooting for him in Black and Gold also.


January 28th, 2015 at 1:32 PM ^

this kid made plenty of noise on the field and will do well were ever he goes. I have seen him play and I think that M would be lucky to have him. #raidthecupboards #goblue


January 28th, 2015 at 1:42 PM ^

I truly hope you don't take offense to this, but my issue with Higdon has always been his lack of speed. I think he runs a lot like De'Veon Smith, which means that a) he's just not quick enough to be a standout at this level and b) we already have a back like him. Harbaugh had guys who weren't particularly speedy at Stanford (Gerhart, for example) and did fine, but I would prefer to see Michigan get a guy or two who can be a breakaway threat.


January 28th, 2015 at 1:54 PM ^

He has been clocked numerous times in the low 4.5s and has a camp time at USF of 4.4 apparently.  I've seen him run 4.5 personally 5 or so times.  He has plenty of speed, just not 4.3 speed.  Most backs his size can't throw 350 pounds around either though so there is some give or take.  He is faster than Green and Smith right now.  Drake and him may be comparable.  Not sure on Isaac.  Karan would be a steal if Michigan were to miss out on Weber.  Weber is a straight stud and the no. 1 option as we all know.


January 28th, 2015 at 7:15 PM ^

I would probably give a slight edge to Higdon in speed/quickness, but not enough to make a signifcant difference. He still doesn't look like a breakaway threat, and I think that's part of what Michigan has been lacking at running back for the past couple years.


January 28th, 2015 at 8:27 PM ^

reminds of fitz touissant.  obviously hes a solid player and sounds like great kid.  itd be cool if michigan gave him a shot for both your sakes.  

agree with other posters re speed, acceleration.  doesnt mean hes not or cant be a good player, he is and can - touissant was a decent player, just lacked a few ideal traits to reach that top shelf.  

hell be a nice college player.   but michigan already has a roster full of RBs who cant house it and lack those special cuts.  id imagine harbaugh and staff are looking for RBs with that elite acceleration (ie dalvin cook for the FSU baller) or more complete backs - hoke left them plenty of between the tackle type guys, this kid looks like another solid but incomplete back.  

best of luck to him though, sounds like you coached up a great kid, ferentz will love his new hammer


January 28th, 2015 at 1:58 PM ^

and they don't have use for "slower" backs most of the time. I'm thinking the Weber courtship is probably a bigger reason? Oh well, it makes for a good soap opera which I'm sure will have more twists and turns.

Kudos to the kid for having his head on straight and being a good citizen. Speaking of Toby Gerhart...

I think Kerridge will have a big season under JH and is an exemplary kid off the field. Stanford was interested in him and he may have gone there if not for a senior year injury. Lots of respect for coachable, smart kids who do it on and off the field.