Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Matt Falcon 2016 Commit Profile


GBMWolverine Michigan Football RecruitingPosted at 7:00am — 4/10/2015

Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Matt Falcon 2016 Commit Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent verbal commitment Matt Falcon.

First it was the quarterback frenzy and now Michigan has undertaken a run on running backs with the commitment of Matthew Falcon of Southfield, Michigan.

Matthew is a consensus four-star prospect. This is impressive since he did not play an entire season in 2014.

Falcon is a nice package of size and speed. He is about 6’ 1” and is well over 200 pounds, but has good burst. Like many local recruits he held Michigan in high esteem.

Falcons offer sheet is very impressive any includes Oregon, Arizona State, Tennessee, and many other major programs. He is a strong student.

On the surface it would appear Falcon is more suited to play running back versus fullback.

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Matt Falcon
Height: 6’1
Weight: 210
Number: 21
Current Position: Running Back
Future Position: Running Back
City/State: Southfield, Michigan
High School: Southfield
Head Coach: Tim Conley
Recruiter: Tyrone Wheatley
Visited: Michigan (4/4/2015).
Committed: 4/8/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, and UCLA.
Other Visits: Notre Dame (4/29/2015), and was suppose to visit Tennessee on (4/25/2015).
40-Time: 4.48
GPA: 3.75
Class: 2016 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

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24/7: 4-star.
ESPN: 3-star.
Rivals: 4-star.
Scout: 4-star.

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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.

We have him at 8 – 8 1/2 footballs.

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.

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  • Overview:

    If one were to build the ideal running back for Coach Jim Harbaugh’s offense, then such a back would look very similar to Matt Falcon. He is stout enough to run between the tackles and has enough speed to stretch a defense horizontally. Falcon rushed for over 1100 yards in only 6 games and is a strong student with a reported 3.75 GPA.


    Falcon is a super combination of size, speed and athletic ability. Film shows excellent balance and agility to go along with his size and speed. He runs very good routes and has the hands to be a factor in the passing game.

    Concerns/Needs Work:

    #1 worry would have to be health. He missed his entire sophomore season with an ACL and much of his junior year with minor, nagging injuries. When healthy Falcon is a very highly skilled football player. He will also need to work on his blocking.

    Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

    GBMWolverine believes he will likely play his first year “IF” healthy Matthew is physically ready and skilled enough to play immediately.

    Matt Falcon reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Chris Perry — who played Running Back.

    High School Coach Comments:

    “He wants to be there,” Blue Jays assistant Reggie Wynns said. “He really wants to be there, so why waste your time if you know where you want to be?”

    Video Highlights:

    2016 Michigan Football Class:

    Michigan currently has six recruits at this time with Erik Swenson (OL), Dele Harding (LB), Brandon Peters (QB), David Reese (FB/LB), Kingston Davis (FB), and Matt Falcon (RB).

    Final Thoughts:

    We welcome Matt Falcon 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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