May 31st, 2013 at 8:53 AM ^

I'm really hoping, for his sake, that his last name rhymes with "barrage," because if he takes over a game, you could say it was a "Barrage of Ballage."

I think that'd be neat.


May 31st, 2013 at 9:56 AM ^

I generally scroll through the positions, so I hit a different position each week. Obviously, they have to have film available. And then I usually try to pick the one with the most interest in Michigan (who hasn't been profiled yet), since I want the reports to be relevant for Michigan fans.


May 31st, 2013 at 9:58 AM ^

I've heard his name pop up here and there for a little bit now. I know he has an offer but is the staff recruiting him hard or his he kind of a back up plan if someone else doesn't work out? Seems to be a very good athlete that could maybe play multiple positions and add depth to a thinner group.

Ron Utah

May 31st, 2013 at 11:28 AM ^

I'm a little confused by the was posted Sept. 12th (early in the season) and seems to include a lot of scrimmage highlights.  Maybe they play in a smalltown area with strange league rules.

Ballage looks like a good athlete with lots of work to do to understand the nuances of the RB position.  He doesn't look like much of a blocker, and doesn't seem to know how to find the hole.  But he's pretty strong and he's real fast.

If he is added to the '14 class, I see a definite redshirt and a guy who probably wouldn't start until his junior year.

Then again, I really don't know what I'm talking about.  


May 31st, 2013 at 11:47 AM ^

Yeah, there were definitely some scrimmage highlights in there. I basically skipped past all of those.  You can't learn much when they're not even wearing full pads.

If only Carr w…

May 31st, 2013 at 12:54 PM ^

Hey Magnus I'm a new user but long time reader of this blog! I have to say I am impressed by your work. However, as a high school coach, I was wondering what your experience is in scouting?

His Dudeness

May 31st, 2013 at 2:12 PM ^

Although I am really REALLY bored waiting for 5PM, I am not bored enough to make another account just to make fun of your scouting chops.

I would never do that to you.

To answer the question so awesomely brought up by the new user; he has none. He does have a blog where he looks at all youtube clips he can find of a kid (and only watches the ones where they are wearing pads) and writes up "scouting reports" on his blog about the high school football players. He then comes on to this blog and tells people to go to his blog to look at the write ups. He also keeps track of offers that go out, most likely by looking at Rivals or Scout offer tracking.


If only Carr w…

May 31st, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

I didn't mean to start anything. Magnus seems to have some weight around this blog and I was just curious. Y'all can leave me out if your squabbles. But uh. Interesting.


May 31st, 2013 at 9:38 PM ^

He isnt close to Mixon or Hurd or Fournette as a feature back, but his physical skills would help us somewhere, maybe H-back where he is a better athlete than Khalid.

At the very least, special teams talent in spades.