It's the biggest recruiting weekend of the year for the Michigan coaching staff, and their off to an excellent head start via the commitment of 2015 ATH Brian Cole.
Proud to say im a Michigan Wolverine! 〽️🙌 pic.twitter.com/TLMcQMPR7Q
— B.Cole...✊ (@Young__Kid__) July 26, 2014
Stats and Rankings:
High School: Heritage (Saginaw, Michigan)
Position: Wide Reciever, Defensive Back
24/7 Rating: 4 stars, #2 ATH, #42 overall, #1 MI
ESPN Rating: 4 stars, #8 ATH, #137 overall, #1 MI
Rivals Rating: 4 stars, #7 ATH, #106 overall, #2 MI
Scout Rating: 4 stars, #5 WR, #40 overall
Other Offers: Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Nebraska
While on a two day visit to Ann Arbor with family members, Brian Cole has decided he has seen enough, and made the decision to join the Wolverines. Cole is a very intriguing prospect and instantly becomes one of the bigger offensive threats the Wolverines have landed for the 2015 class.
Photo via Jeff Schrier, mlive.comCole, who can play on both sides of the ball, will likely end up playing Wide Receiver during his time at Michigan. Although he may not posses the quickest burst off the line, Cole can beat many defensive players with his speed. He uses his hands very effectively, catching it with both hands and cradling it into his body.
As you can see from his highlight film below, Cole does an excellent job of breaking off his man, and finding open space. While being tackled, Brian continuously keeps his legs moving leading to many broken tackles. He has excellent vision with the ball in his hands and follows his blocks to gain additional yards. Cole could be a very dangerous receiver at the college level with short routes in the slot or on screens.
A very under-rated part of his blocking ability. Due to also playing cornerback for his Heritage High School team, Cole's blocking abilities are better than most receivers. A player with his talent could see the field as early as his freshman year. Brian could see playing time in special teams situations, or in specific offensive packages designed for him.
Michigan is quietly landing one of the more quality recruiting classes in 2015. Currently, they are ranked #3 in the nation in average star rating according to Rivals.com. They've done a good job at landing impact players at multiple positions, and can now work on landing two defensive ends, one more linebacker, and another cornerback. Cole becomes the ninth addition to Michigan's 2015 class joining; Jon Runyan Jr, Alex Malzone, Darrin Kirkland Jr, Andrew David, Garrett Thomas, Chris Clark, Tyree Kinnel, and Grant Newsome.
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