Falcon commits to Michigan
Michigan added its sixth member to the 2016 recruiting class on Wednesday in the form of 2016 running back Matt Falcon (Southfield, Michigan), he announced via his Twitter account.
Extremely blessed to announce that I am committed to THE University of Michigan!! #goblue #fab25 #B1G pic.twitter.com/7kOWZ5dsVn— Matt Falcon (@mfalcon21) April 8, 2015
Falcon, a four-star prospect, is the sixth-ranked player in the state of Michigan and 13th-ranked running back in the nation, according to the 247 Composite.
Shortly after his commitment, we took a look at what Falcon brings to the table:
Falcon has a nice combination of power and speed in his arsenal and he is very shifty with his feet. What separates him from a guy like Davis is that he has the home run ability the backs his size generally do not possess. He has very good acceleration and can make guys miss in the open field without losing any of his momentum.
He also shows good vision and patience in waiting for holes to open up. Falcon can break tackles and keep a pile moving with his legs.
Falcon tore his ACL in 2013. On tape, you can still see that he may think about that a bit as he tends to concede when he is wrapped up below the waist. He has the ability to be an every down back, but his pass catching ability leaves a little bit to be desired.
Falcon and Davis as a one-two punch down the road has the potential to be lethal if both guys can stay healthy. Michigan has two very good prospects at the position heading to Ann Arbor in 2016.
Our own Joshua Henschke decided to chime in on the commitment, as well.
Relevant: http://t.co/jJnwKJa6GP— Joshua Henschke (@JoshuaHenschke) April 8, 2015
Lots of offers
It has been particularly busy on the recruiting trail in recent days as far as offers go. Michigan has been targeting several offensive playmakers.
On Wednesday, four-star 2016 athlete Devin White (Springhill, Louisiana) pulled in an offer from the Wolverines.
Blessed to receive an offer from #Michigan 〽️ #GoBlue @DemetricDWarren @RivalsJason @rivalsmike @HamiltonESPN— GAME CHANGER (@DevinWhite_40) April 8, 2015
They also extended a pledge to five-star running back Anthony McFarland (Hyattsville, Maryland), who is 2017's top player at the position.
Just received My 17th offer from the University of Michigan! #AllGloryToGod #KGF #GOBLUE〽️〽️〽️〽️〽️— Mac (@AnttMacc_) April 8, 2015
Four-star 2017 wide receiver Osiris St. Brown (Servite, California), brother of 2015 Notre Dame signee Equanimeous St. Brown, was offered as well.
#Michigan has offered 2017 four-star receiver Osiris St. Brown from Anaheim (Calif) Servite @TimS_Wolverine— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) April 8, 2015
Moving on to Thursday, the Wolverines picked up right where they left off in terms of offering skill position players. Class of 2016 wide receiver Kevin Stephenson (Jacksonville, Florida) reported an offer from U-M.
Blessed to receive a offer from the University of Michigan today! pic.twitter.com/5L1Nn3NHpf— Kevin Stepherson (@KevinStepherson) April 9, 2015
Finally on Thursday, five-star 2017 athlete D'Andre Swift (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) receiver an offer from Michigan, according to his Twitter account.
eyond lessed to receive an Offer from Michigan!!! #Wolverines All glory to God— SWIFT7⃣ (@DandreSwift) April 9, 2015
Do you think the staff has identified skill players as a glaring need on the roster? It looks like they have and they will address it.
That's it for Friday. Check back in Monday for the latest roundup of Michigan football recruiting news and more.