GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting -- Devin Funchess (TE) -- 2012 Verbal Commit -- Profile


Posted at 6:00am — 4/24/2011

GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Devin Funchess (TE) — 2012 Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Devin Funchess from Harrison High School — Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Height: 6’5
Weight: 205
Number: 5/15
Current Position: Tight End
Future Position: Tight End/Wide Receiver
City/State: Farmington Hills, Michigan
High School: Farmington Hills Harrison
Head Coach: John Herrington
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Committed: 4/22/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, and Virginia.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 4-star … Rivals: 3-star … Scout: 4-star.
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Friday certainly was good for Michigan football with the commitment of two players listed at the tight end position. Strangely both, one, or none of the two may play tight end two or three years down the road. Here are brief GBMWolverine overview on the new commit.

Overview:

Devin is a long and lanky high school tight end and outside linebacker with the frame to add more weight.

Devin could play tight end or wide receiver at Michigan.

He is very athletic for a player his size (6’4 and over 200 lbs.).

Devin plays for one of the top programs in Michigan.

Plays for one of the top programs in Michigan under Coach John Herrington who was a speaker at the recent Michigan Coach’s clinic.

Strengths:

Funchess is a Wolverine

He runs very well for a player his size.

Devin also jumps well and times his jump well catching the ball at its highest point.

As pointed out, Devin uses his size and athletic ability to make difficult catches.

With his length and long arms, he makes an excellent red zone target. Devin has the ability to make a difficult catch look easy.

Needs work:

Devin needs to be a bit more consistent in catching the ball. He also needs to add weight and strength. His blocking will also need to improve.

His blocking will also need to improve.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Devin Funchess to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year and build strength and weight.

Devin Funchess reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Jerame Tuman — who played Tight End.

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