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Michigan Football Recruiting: Scott Sypniewski (Long Snapper) -- 2013 Wolverine Verbal Commit -- Profile

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Posted at 6:00am — 6/9/2012

Michigan Football Recruiting — Scott Sypniewski (Long Snapper) — 2013 Wolverine Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of recent verbal commitment Scott Sypniewski from Marquette High School — Ottawa, Illinois.

Height: 6’1
Weight: 230
Number: 56
Current Position: Long Snapper
Future Position: Long Snapper
City/State: Ottawa, Illinois
High School: Marquette
Head Coach: Tom Jobst
Recruiter: Coach Dan Ferrigno
Committed: 6/6/2012
Rankings: 24/7: N/A … ESPN: N/A … FanSided: N/A … Rivals: N/A … Scout: N/A.
GPA: 3.3
Class: 2013 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Well, this week surprise was not the shot heard around the world or an October Surprise, but having a long snapper commit would have not been in the top 5,000 predictions on anyone’s list. Teams need long snappers and the best get rides. His camp and training mentors rave about his assets (of course, since that is how the students get offers). There are plenty of assets to look at and this could solve a potential problem for four years. The other solution is keep hunting a walk-on or hope someone on the team could get it done (an unknown).

Overview:

Giving a full grant and aid to long snappers raises eye brows in many circles. Long snappers only get noticed when they screw up! But in our opinion this kid is worth the offer. Scott is well built and a solid overall athlete. He is rated as the #2 snapper in the country by the highly regarded Chris Sailer Camp . Scott is a solid student carrying a very good 3.3 GPA. He is reported to be 230 pounds, a good start for a snapper.

Strengths:

Scott has a very smooth snapping motion with no wasted effort. The ball literally rockets back to the holder in times well under one second (reported .7). His tight spiral makes a snap easy to handle. The most impressive part of his performance is his consistency. He is also a team captain for his high school as a junior and at a recent camp he averaged a .69 for a 15 yard snap.

Concerns:

Scott lack ideal height and length. He also could move his feet a bit more. This is bit picky as young Scott is an excellent snapper, period.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Scott Sypniewski 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 it is a toss up right now on whether he plays or not because Scott is probably ready to play. The only question is will Scott be ready to handle the pressure of performing in front of 110,000+ fans.

Scott Sypniewski reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Jeremy Miller — who was a Long Snapper as well.

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