Michigan Football Recruiting: Noah Furbush (LB) -- 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit -- Profile

Posted at 7:45am — 7/6/2013

Michigan Football Recruiting: Noah Furbush (LB) — 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Noah Furbush.

Opening Statement:

Noah Furbush accepted the Michigan offer and committed to the Wolverines. Michigan was the only major football power that offered Furbush, excepting perhaps Tennessee, a school that seems to offer an inordinate number of scholarships.

It has become obvious that Michigan is prowling around for linebacker candidates and has put out several fishing hooks nationwide. Furbush grabbed the bait and came into the fold, frankly, probably a smart move on his part as several others may have been nearing a decision. Who knows, another linebacker type could commit. But with so few spots left, things must be getting tight.

Noah Furbush
Height: 6’4
Weight: 229
Number: 5
Current Position: Linebacker
Future Position: Linebacker
City/State: Kenton, Ohio
High School: Kenton
Head Coach: Mike Mauk
Recruiter: Coach Al Borges and Mark Smith
Committed: 7/1/2013
Top 5 other Offers: Michigan State, Missouri, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee.
GPA: 4.0
Class: 2014 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Follow Noah: on Twitter

Rankings:

24/7: .
ESPN: .
Rivals: .
Scout: .

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings: .

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

Overview:

Noah Furbush plays linebacker for one of the top small schools in Ohio, Kenton High School. Noah plays for Coach Mauk and the vaunted Kenton Wildcats. He is a long, wiry athlete with a solid fame. Noah could eventually play either SAM linebacker or rush defensive end at Michigan. Noah is an outstanding student with a 4.0 GPA.

Strengths:

Noah is a high motor and strong effort type of player. Our sources close to the Kenton program informed us he is an extremely hard worker. Noah has good length and a solid frame to add the needed weight and strength. He does everything well, but also does nothing that that just wows you. Perhaps the greatest strength of his game is against the pass. Noah makes solid drops and blitzes well.

Needs Work / Concerns:

He will need to put some time in the weight room to add weight and strength. Some of us are less than convinced about his stated weight of 235 pounds. He needs to be more consistent with leverages and wrapping up when tackling. Noah also needs to stop leaving his feet when tackling, one of our pet peeves!

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will definitely red-shirt his first year.

Noah Furbush reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Current Michigan Football Player — Brennen Beyer — (DE/LB).

Bottom Line:

We were not a big fan of this offer, but hope we are wrong! We wish Noah nothing but the best and would be exceptionally glad to see him succeed. One thing for certain, having another strong student on the team should never be underestimated.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Noah Furbush 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!

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