Jim Harbaugh has continued Rich Rodriguez’s tradition and has taken backyard barbecues to the largest stadium in college football.
For a two recruiting classes that had looked extremely thin coming off the end of the season, Harbaugh has added to both the 2018 and 2019 classes quite nicely.
|Commits||Caliber||Position||Nat’l Rank (POS)||Hometown||Commit Date||Grad Year|
|Cam McGrone||4-STAR||OLB||14||Indianapolis, IN||7/31/17||2018|
|Stephen Herron Jr.||5-STAR||DE||4||Lousiville, KY||7/29/17||2019|
|Nolan Rumler||4-STAR||OT||18||Akron, OH||7/29/17||2019|
Cam McGrone, OLB
At 6’1″ and 215 pounds, McGrone is on the smaller side for a linebacker. In his tape, he makes up for the lack of some size with his incredible speed on the outside. The four-star talent is one who times snaps extremely well, and is able to slide through the inside gap, and is also quick enough to go around offensive linemen to get to the quarterback.
In the box, he eats up both running backs and offensive linemen in run defense. McGrone has an obvious sense of play recognition, which obviously helps with being able to get to the ball carrier quickly.
If he is unable to gain the size necessary to be a great college linebacker, McGrone could be used in the secondary at the safety position if he can get quicker during his development under Harabaugh.
Stephen Herron Jr, DE
A five star member of the 2019 recruiting class, Herron Jr. is already a flat out freak. At 6’3″ and 235 pounds, he dominates competition on the weak side. The Louisville native has incredibly quick feet for his age and position, and is strong enough to easily shed blocks from offensive linemen and explode into the backfield.
There isn’t much to say about this kid, he’s just one of those players.
Nolan Rumler, OT
The native of Akron, Ohio is another one of those players. At some point he will earn his fifth star at some point over his final two years of high school. If he doesn’t, the system is flawed. This current four-star is a lineman like Michael Oher in The Blindside. No, seriously. Rumler’s Hudl highlight tape of his sophomore year features nothing other than this behemoth eating defenders alive at the line of scrimmage, shortly put.
Over his final two years of high school, Rumler will exceed 300 pounds, and add even more strength when he gets to Michigan.
Cheers to the Barbecue at the Big House.
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