Don't Sleep On U-M Commit Carter Dunaway
Grant Perry earning a scholarship offer was cool. Chase Lasater committing to Jim Harbaugh on the spot was great, as well. But one of my favorite recruiting-related stories has been the quiet rise of Carter Dunaway, a legacy commit and a guy who committed to Jim Harbaugh back when he was still a back-up sophomore tight end for Brother Rice High School.
Almost immediately after, a couple sites made him a three-star despite the complete lack of film of the young man. His star totals have been mostly untouched since; Dunaway has attracted attention like Mark Dantonio attracts respect.
But now that Dunaway has put a full season of starting under his belt (and multiplied his career production eighteen times over), Dunaway has earned his stars and then some. In fact, it might be time to start talking about him as one of the underrated pick-ups by Jim Harbaugh.
"What I like about him is he has the ability to catch the ball and accelerate to make a play down the field," Brother Rice head coach Dave Sofran told the Free Press. "That'll be one of his best assets, He's got pretty good speed for his size. His ability to catch the ball is a strength and he's reliable."
Harbaugh has a history of finding great tight ends - sometimes before they even start for their high school team. And he's got a winner in Dunaway.
Hitting the Links Won't Discuss DeflateGate
Hopefully this doesn't turn out like DeflateGate.
I really think now that Iowa’s night football games are ISU and Michigan. No false idols during the bacchanalia, please.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) April 25, 2016
Agreed with everything in the first column. The offensive line was very solid. The linebackers are a revelation; the secondary looks improved. This defense will be tough.
An even shorter recap: the defense looked great. Corey Clement looked great. A whole lot of positions are still in development after that, though.
The blocking and the defense were in good form. I loved the confidence by both back-up quarterbacks, and in the long term I'm excited about redshirt freshman QB Drew Cook. Big frame, looked comfortable making decisions, and good wheels for a pro-style guy.
This team is going to throw it to their running backs a lot, and run it even more. They looked more solid along the line of scrimmage than I was expecting, which is huge. The defense looks more athletic than they did last year. Overall, not bad at all.
BREAKING: Former Hawaii cornerback Nick Nelson tells me he's committed to Wisconsin. Will sit out 2016 and be eligible 2017 and 2018.— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) April 23, 2016
It's been a slow week, but here was a substantive draft-related link that I appreciated.
See, I told you it was a slow week.