Michigan Football Recruiting: Jared Wangler (LB) — 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit — Profile
GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Jared Wangler.
Michigan recently made a scholarship offer to Jared Wangler on August 3rd, a Penn State Commitment. With calmness and calculation, Wangler analyzed the choices available from the two schools. Eventually, the notion of committing to his dream school resulted in a decommitment from Penn State and a commitment to Michigan.
Jared’s father is a Michigan legacy, quarterbacking Michigan teams of the late 1970’s. His brother, Jack, is currently a member of the football team. His sister, Halle, is walking onto the Women’s Basketball team. Wangler family should enjoy the frequent visits at athletic venues during the next few years.
Wangler, if one breaks down all of the linebacker attributes, does well on most, but does not demonstrate any great strength. His strength is his collective, overall ability.
Current Position: Linebacker/Running Back
Future Position: Linebacker
City/State: Warren, Michigan
High School: De La Salle
Head Coach: Paul Verska
Recruiter: Coach Greg Mattison
Top 5 other Offers: Cincinnati, LSU, Michigan State, Penn State, and Yale.
ACT/SAT: Not listed, but must be good to get offer from Yale.
Class: 2014 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).
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.
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.
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.
Jared is the son of former UM QB Johnny Wangler. He plays for Warren De La Salle, one of the top programs in Michigan.
Jared is a former safety who has grown into a linebacker.
He has excellent measurables: 4.56 40, a 35 inch vertical jump, and is an excellent student with a 3.8 GPA.
Being a former safety, Jared’s coverage skills are very good.
He has enough speed and athletic ability to play in space over #2s/slots.
Jared runs well for his size and has a good burst and closing speed.
He tackles very well and explodes right through ball carriers.
Needs Work / Concerns:
Jared needs to continue to add weight and strength. He lacks experience playing in the phone booth, so must learn to use his hands and take on blocks.
Shedding blockers will be a big priority.
GBMWolverine believes he will definitely red-shirt his first year.
Jared Wangler reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — A poor man’s Larry Foote — (LB).
He got his offer from his dream school, his father’s school, his brother’s school, his sister’s school, and now his school. Penn State fans shouldn’t be to upset with him changing his commitment because of those reasons and they have plenty of time to find another recruit. Would have been different if it happened so close to signing day.
We welcome Jared Wangler 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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