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Michigan Football Recruiting -- Quinton Mandle (TE) -- 2012 Preferred Walk-on -- Profile

Posted at 9:00am — 3/24/2012

Michigan Football Recruiting — Quinton Mandle (TE) — 2012 Preferred Walk-on — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Quinton Mandle from Fenton High School — Fenton, Michigan.

Height: 6’5
Weight: 220
Number: 87
Current Position: Receiver/Tight End
Future Position: Tight End
City/State: Fenton, Michigan
High School: Fenton
Head Coach: Jeff Setzke
Committed: 3/18/2012
40-Time: 4.7
Bench Max: 245
Squat Max: 375
Vertical: 32″
GPA: 3.98
ACT: 34
Class: 2012 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Preferred Walk-on).

Michigan received another commitment as a preferred walk-on from local student athlete Quinton Mandle, a tight end from Fenton High School.

He is one of many from the small school who will walk on at Michigan.

Michigan is still low on tight ends and the Borges system demands tight ends that are either great at blocking or catching, or better yet a complete hybrid.

Coach Hoke announced last week that several players are changing positions to tight end.

Both tight ends coming in are not total locks at tight end at Williams could become a n inside blocker, and Funchess could become a hybrid receiver.

So, until the troops arrive in full force all help is appreciated..

Mandle is a Wolverine -- Photo from Flint Journal


Quinton is along and lanky player who could help at multiple positions.

He has played some tight end but mostly slot and wide-out.

Quinton is a 3.98 student.


Quinton has excellent hands and runs good routes.

He also shows good concentration and adjusts well to a thrown ball.

Although not massive, he is a willing blocker that shows good hustle and enthusiasm for the game.

Needs work:

Quinton will need to add plenty of size and strength.

He is also a bit stiff and will need to learn to bend his knees.

If Quinton is to play at this level he will also need to be more physical.

His feet are average at best.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Quinton Mandle 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 definitely.

Quinton Mandle reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Current Michigan Football Player — Jeremy Jackson — who plays wide receiver.

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