Redshirt Freshman Henry Poggi, DT/DE
Hometown: Gillman School; Baltimore, MD
Height/Weight: 6'4, 271 lbs.
Three Things To Know About Henry
1. Poggi took a redshirt last year and had some injury issues during the regular season, but he still turned some heads in practice, especially during the bowl season:
"This poor guy, he had two months where he couldn't do anything, and then he hurt his shoulder after that," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said of Poggi. "All of a sudden, now, he's healthy. And the things we saw when we recruited him, you're seeing on the field.
"He made a couple plays the other day and you said 'man, all this kid needs to do is get stronger.' "
2. It doesn't matter how much progress he flashed. He still isn't a quarterback:
Yesterday during media day, the disappointment on a child's face when I told them that I was not Shane Morris was devastating #WrongSeven— Henry Poggi (@The_Hank_Poggi) August 12, 2013
3. Poggi also stands as one of Michigan's rare recruiting wins against Alabama, as the Tide were the main challengers for Poggi's services, and even looked like a real threat to flip his commitment up until signing day.