Michigan Football Recruiting: Andrew David -- 2015 Commit -- Profile

Posted at 5:45am — 3/22/2014

Michigan Football Recruiting: Andrew David — 2015 Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Andrew David.

Initial Thoughts:

He plays for fabled Massillon Tigers from Ohio where former Michigan football player Shawn Crable played. Also he was the very first recruit to Michigan in the 2015 recruiting class. The Michigan coaches offered him in the morning after seeing him kick and later that night he called the coaches back and committed to them.

Michigan was in need of a future kicker to follow Matt Wile. Into the picture stepped Coach Brady Hoke and long time Michigan devotee Andrew David. Andrew has made some noise at camps and has obtained a top ten ranking from kicking guru Chris Sailer. Andrew has been a varsity kicker since his freshman year, gaining a little notoriety by making a game winning 46-yard shot.

David had a very good workout for the Michigan staff, was offered quickly, and accepted post haste.

His leg slot is smooth and the technique pretty sound. There is adequate leg strength, perhaps even the ability to hit 50 plus yard shots in college.

Andrew David
Height: 5’8
Weight: 170
Number: 5
Current Position: Kicker
Future Position: Kicker
City/State: Massillon, Ohio
High School: Washington
Head Coach: Jason Hall
Recruiter: Coach Dan Ferrigno
Committed: 6/24/2013
Class: 2015 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).
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Rankings:

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

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.

Andrew David 2Overview:

Andrew David plays for the fabled Massillon Tiger program. He handles all the kicking duties for the Tigers. Andrew punts for a 40+-yard average and he has kicked many field goals over 40 yards

He is a very good overall athlete, starting at quarterback for Massillon at one point this season. David also plays middle infield for the Tiger baseball and also for a very good travel team.

Strengths:

Very strong leg, most of his kick offs reach the end zone. He is used to playing in high-pressure situations. He kicked a winning field goal in overtime for Massillon last season. Andrew’s accuracy his freshmen and sophomore seasons has been solid, if not spectacular.

Andrew DavidNeeds Work / Concerns:

As with all high school kickers, he uses a tee for field goals and will need to adjust to college kicking off the ground. He struggled at times last season. We were told that playing quarterback effected his kicking some.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely play his first year and compete from day one, but a red-shirt would help getting use to the college game. This may or may not happen, the factor may be the success of preferred walk-on J.J. McGrath.

Andrew David reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Bob Bergeron — Kicker.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Andrew David 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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