Michigan was able to flip the commitment of four-star 2015 quarterback Zach Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico) from Texas to the Wolverines on Saturday night, giving the team two signal-callers now committed in this recruiting cycle.
Gentry brings a unique skill set to the table for a player of his size. At 6-7, 230 pounds he is the eighth-ranked pro-style passer in the 2015 class, according to the 247 Composite.
Some have said Jim Harbaugh's pitch to Gentry was using him in a similar fashion to what he did with Colin Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers. He shows those similar traits on film.
He has the frame and bulk to sustain hits and the legs to move around quickly in the pocket, make throws on the run and escape from trouble when things collapse. Given how large he is, it is really surprising to see how fast he is.
Gentry sees the field well and is not afraid to make throws with defenders in his face, but his throwing mechanics could use some work. He has the tendency to throw off of his back foot a lot. He has a powerful throwing motion but can be inconsistent with where the ball is released from at times. Still, when he's on, he has one of the more impressive arms in the class.
Gentry has a ton of upside, perhaps more than any other quarterback on Michigan's roster, but Harbaugh will have to polish and adjust some aspects of his game. With that being said, he has the look of a player that will thrive in this offense.