TheWolverine.com: Caleb Stacey Profile

Submitted by MGoShoe on April 27th, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Over at TheWolverine.com, Michael Spath has posted an interesting profile of 2011 OL commit Caleb Stacey [not premium content] with an extensive evaluation by his high school coach, Kurry Commins. Some sample quotes follow, but click on the link for the full monty.

"Caleb's only a shade over 6-4 but he has extremely long arms. [He] is a notch above most linemen when it comes to the cerebral part of the game. He understands blocking techniques, angles, leverage - the ins and outs of the game.

"I had a kid win the Super Bowl last year [linebacker Diyral Briggs] and I've had some other really great talents but in my 11 years, Caleb will be, by far, the most complete player I've ever had by the time he finishes his senior year."

"...[H]e's an ideal interior player. He's a very mean guy on the field. Not dirty, but he's one of those old-school throwbacks that is going to punish the man he lines up against.

"This is a kid that comes from a very humble background and he brings his lunch pail every day. He's worked so hard for this opportunity and when he got that Michigan offer I think he was blown away. I know those coaches very well and what I told Caleb is that they are guys that are going to be invested in your long-term future, and you want to play for guys like that.

"I think after that trip to West Virginia he just sort of knew that he was wasting his time looking at other places because Michigan had everything he wanted."

Comments

WolvinLA2

April 27th, 2011 at 8:18 PM ^

Those are very good things to hear, even if it's from the kid's coach.  It sounds like he can be a real player.

Which, for those of you who know what our OG depth chart projects at by the time Stacey is done with his RS year, is pretty much a necessity. 

MMBbones

April 27th, 2011 at 8:47 PM ^

"...he just sort of knew that he was wasting his time looking at other places because Michigan had everything he wanted."

Can't imagine putting it any better than that.

umhero

April 27th, 2011 at 10:04 PM ^

His Oline coach is a former All-American lineman at North Carolina, who spent some time with the Seattle Seahawks.  Not a bad guy to have as a mentor.

Blazefire

April 27th, 2011 at 11:50 PM ^

is always a waste of time!

Long arms... good deal. I'm not much of a physical attributes guy; either a kid can play, or he can't; but I have always thought of long arms on O linemen as especially important. That extra 4 inches of reach might buy your QB the extra half second he needs to get the pass off clean.