Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Jarrod Wilson — Safeties — Wolverine’s Spring Football — GBMWolverine Evaluations
GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position-by-Position — Player Profile.
GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Jarrod Wilson and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring in our opinion.
Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (Safeties) we will not evaluate #14 Josh Furman since he didn’t participate in spring practices, #19 Charlie Zeller, and #23 Floyd Simmons. If you would like to chat about this player bring them up on the message board or send us an e-mail request.
Reminder: Also noted that we didn’t attend every practice and realize things happen during those fifteen practices, but our evaluations are based on what we seen first hand and in our opinion and not what we hear like just about every other site out there that relies on second, third hand information to make their evaluations of the players during the spring.
Losing from 2011 (Team #132) on scholarship: Nobody on Scholarship.
Coming in for 2012 (Team #133) on scholarship: Jarrod Wilson, Allen Gant, and Jeremy Clark.
Commit for 2013 (Team #134) on scholarship: Dymonte Thomas.
Year: Freshman (came in early for Spring Practices)
City/State: Akron, Ohio
High School: Akron Buchtel
High School Coach: Former Michigan running back Ricky Powers
Recruiter: Coach Greg Mattison
Jarrod Wilson could definitely be the future of the safety position for the University of Michigan. He is a very solid prospect, perhaps not spectacular, but his assets are already noteworthy.
Coming in early and undergoing spring practice really helped Jarrod learn what is expected at this level. And as with all early entrants he became acclimated to a college lifestyle on and off the practice field.
Jarrod’s expectations rose as the spring went along and he seemed to really fit in and played quite well for a player that just arrived on campus, essentially a high school senior. He should be clearly ahead of his incoming teammates this season.
He showed not only the best athletic ability of the safeties, but also the best range, and that is quite impressive at this stage of his career. His ability to cover ground could easily get Wilson playing time this season, especially in the nickel and other passing situations. The biggest issue this season might be trust from the coaches and the unknown question of can he get it done on Saturdays. Also, his playing time could depend on how others, such as Marvin Robinson and also Josh Furman do this fall camp.
Jarrod still needs to add some weight and get stronger to help his tackling and play against the bigger tight ends and larger wide receivers in the Big Ten Conference.
There is no doubting the overall skill Jarrod has. He is very representative of the type of player Ricky Powers has developed from his high school program. Jarrod will be a player to watch and somebody to notice on special teams, at least this fall. His chances of seeing the field are very high, if not already assured.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff
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