GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting -- Ondre Pipkins (NT/DT) -- 2012 Verbal Commit -- Profile

Posted at 6:00am — 8/9/2011

GBMWolverine: Michigan Football Recruiting — Ondre Pipkins (NT/DT) — 2012 Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Ondre Pipkins from Park Hill High School — Kansas City, Missouri.

Height: 6’3
Weight: 325
Number: 71
Current Position: Defensive Tackle
Future Position: Nose Tackle/1-tech Defensive Tackle
City/State: Kansas City, Missouri
High School: Park Hill
Head Coach: Greg Reynolds
Recruiter: Coach Jeff Hecklinski
Committed: 8/8/2011
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Oklahoma.
Rankings: 24/7: 4-star … ESPN: 3-star … Rivals: 4-star … Scout: 4-star.
40-Time: 5.15
Shuttle: 5.12
Bench Max: 385
Squat Max: 520
Vertical: 29″
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).


Ondre has the ideal size and temperament for a Nose Tackle or a 1 tech Defensive Tackle.

He is originally from Saginaw, Michigan.

He showed extremely well at camps and combines against some of the top 2012 prospects.

Ondre earned the MVP at the Columbus Nike Camp.

Also had impressive measurable at the camps, including a 29-inch vertical at 300+ lbs.


Pipkins is a Wolverine

Combines outstanding size and power with surprising quickness.

Ondre is super strong at the point of attack.

He gets off the ball well and is almost impossible to single block.

Unlike many big guys, he shows a good motor and overall athletic ability.

Almost impossible to move and he is consistently doubled and even tripled.

Going further, when Ondre rolls his hips and keeps his pads he is almost impossible to move.

Needs work:

Needs to improve his overall conditioning and continue to add strength, more so upper body strength.

Ondre also needs to be more consistent with his pad level and hand use.

He has days that are better than others, but his days this summer at big events have been really good and his body definition appears to be improved.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Ondre Pipkins 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 play his first year, but we would like to see him red-shirt. He will probably be forced to play because of depth issues. We would like to see him red-shirt so he doesn’t fall into the “Will Campbell” hype and not being totally prepared at the next level.

Ondre Pipkins reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Terrence Taylor, just 3 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier. — who played Nose Tackle.

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