Wilton Speight 3*, #21 QB on Scout

Submitted by Real Tackles Wear 77 on March 11th, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I believe these rankings must be relatively new, because he was unranked as of the last time I checked, which I think was last week. He is the 2nd-highest ranked 3*QB, making him a prime candidate to get that 4* status with a strong senior year. He is also just outside the top 300 overall, as the #19 QB is #297 overall.

 

Some chatter I've heard says he won't be making the camp circuit, but I don't know that for sure. Just thought you'd like an update on his rankings.

 

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5759238

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a2_electricboogaloo

March 12th, 2013 at 2:35 AM ^

 

 

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JohnnyV123

March 12th, 2013 at 12:02 AM ^

I think high 3 stars low 4 stars is fair but I think he will be underrated. He has the mechanical issues which is going to hurt him in the rankings...but combined with what look to be really good accuracy and really good touch. Add in reading defenses and that has all the makings of a very successful college quarterback. If he doesn't correct some of the mechanical issues he's likely to be Tebowesque in the future as in not getting love from pro scouts but being a very successful college player.

ShruteBeetFarms

March 12th, 2013 at 12:12 AM ^

there is a possibility he doesn't climb much. This is the pattern I have noticed the past few years of following recruiting. Under the radar kids usually come out during camps and make their way into the rankings. Kids who are currently ranked high often fall a little.

FreddieMercuryHayes

March 12th, 2013 at 12:13 AM ^

If he doesn't hit the camp circuit, I don't expect his rankings to change much.  I do expect him to be a 4* and nationally ranked by ESPN considering Luginbill seemingly loves his film and invited him to the UA game.  Kind of a disappointment because if nothing else, the camp circuit gives us something to watch during the long off-season.

B1G_Fan

March 12th, 2013 at 4:15 AM ^

 This was the first film i saw on him. Nice touch on the deep throws, looked like he missed by a mile on that little out route hehe.

Can't wait to see some of his senior films.

 As for going to the UA game i wish he wouldn't. I know it's cool cause you get to be on espn and all but that games a train wreck. I'd rather see our guys in the Army all American or the Semper Fi bowls. They where better coached teams and the coaches are there to do a job not try and get laughs on TV

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

March 12th, 2013 at 8:28 AM ^

He is tall with decent mobility, OK arm strength and very good touch. Probably rated correctly at high 3* based primarily on raw skills (as a contrast, the next QB Dawkins has 4/5* skills).

These drills are important, but really only to the degree a kid properly executes the skill - more binary grading. Wilton does them well enough.

His ability to understand the offense, diagnose Ds, make progressions and throw on time are far more important given the baseline skills and surely the key criteria for Borges.

Sione's Flow

March 12th, 2013 at 1:07 AM ^

Didn't he just go to the Nike camp in SoCal?  This staff is definitely making a name for itself in spotting talent prior to the ranking services picking up on them.  

uminks

March 12th, 2013 at 2:51 AM ^

If Borges found him to be the most talented to fit his offensive scheme then I'll take Al's pick over any rating service. 3* or 4*, I'm sure Al did his homework.

denardogasm

March 12th, 2013 at 8:55 AM ^

I'm pretty sure Borges would not have offered Bellomy in any other year, and probably would not have put him ahead of Gardner if the WR position wasn't so weak last year. It's not a function of talent evaluation or development as much as it is a far from ideal roster.

CRex

March 12th, 2013 at 11:02 AM ^

All Bellomy has done is perform poorly in one game where the other team's front 7 was exploiting our weak interior line to pressure the QB.  I'm not really sold that Gardner, Morris or the second coming of Tom Brady would have done wonders in that situation.  Specifically related to Gardner, it took him a quarter to really get up to speed against just Minnesota.  At the end of the day it wasn't a great year to be a Michigan QB, weak interior line and no running game to bail you out.  

I want to see Bellomy get some reps against the non conference schedule in 2013 and see how he does.  I'm expecting him to look like above average backup at the least, with his main limitations due to lack of a deep ball.

Space Coyote

March 12th, 2013 at 10:12 AM ^

To completely write off a redshirt freshman that was inserted midway into a game as a backup at night against the team playing for the division championship in a very harsh environment is amazing. I'm not saying Bellamy is necessarily the answer going forward, but he can still be a viable addition to Michigan's QB depth and can be good enough to lead the team into some games. He was phased in that game, most QBs (including probably DG) would have been. He's young, his footwork will improve, making all his mechanics improve, making his passes and decision making look much, much better than they did in that sample size of one. I'm getting pretty sick of so many people on here saying "Bellamy is the reason to not trust Borges", and completely writing the kid off as no good.

Magnus

March 12th, 2013 at 10:27 AM ^

"I'm getting pretty sick of so many people on here saying "Bellamy is the reason to not trust Borges", and completely writing the kid off as no good."

While I agree that he shouldn't totally be written off and that Bellomy isn't really a positive/negative for Borges (especially so early in Bellomy's career), if we're being honest...

...Bellomy has not looked good at any juncture.  He was mediocre in the spring game (constantly checking down and afraid to throw the ball downfield), did poorly against Alabama, and did poorly against Nebraska.  The sample size is still small, but early returns are not so promising.

Space Coyote

March 12th, 2013 at 11:39 AM ^

He hasn't looked good at any juncture yet, but he's still a redshirt freshman. I think by the time he becomes an upperclassman he can be servicable. Regardless, at this point, I think it's way too early to look at him as a lost cause.

I think as he gets more comfortable with his reads and understands his footwork better, his timing, mechanics, and decision making will all improve. This will happen when he isn't as nervous (my feeling is he was probably feeling nerves during all of those situations). As he begins to learn the speed of the game and what throws he can make, he should be able to push the ball into some places he hasn't shown yet (if he begins to understand his reads and footwork as well). His arm strength will always probably be a problem, but that that can be mitigated enough at the college level to overcome it, as long as he understands where and when to throw it and improves his mechanics.

I don't think he'll be "the answer" either, but I think he can be ok. I actually agree that most likely he wouldn't have been an offer in most cases, it was just the circumstances the coaches were in at the time. But that's not to say that he can't provide adequate depth and occassionally play later on.

And also, even as a Borges supporter for the most part, I think on the  reasons not to trust Borges scale, Bellomy is very low.

detrocks

March 12th, 2013 at 12:06 PM ^

Still, it's a very small sample size against two of the better defenses we played last year.   In the Alabama game, he threw one pass at the end of a blowout.   He had a whole half against Nebraska and didn't do well, but he had a couple of passes dropped early and had a nice drive going at the end (until he threw an int).    Once again, not saying that he's going to ever start, but I wouldn't hold those performances against him.

  

Magnus

March 12th, 2013 at 12:29 PM ^

Michigan's spring 2012 defense was not a particularly good defense.

And regardless of whom it was against, his arm strength is still a huge question mark.  Playing against a bad defense wouldn't change the fact that it took a month for his throw to reach Kerridge (IIRC) in the flat.

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

March 12th, 2013 at 5:30 PM ^

but completely agree with Magnus. Bellomy's raw QB skills (arm strength, touch, mobility) are average at best for a B1G QB. His HS ratings reflect those raw skills.

So the most concerning aspect with 2012 was the lack of "soft skills" such as poise, D reads, anticipation throws, etc.

He needs to flip the proverbial switch with the soft skills. I wouldn't write him off, but he's shown no reason to count on him on Saturdays.