Michigan has started National Signing Day off with a bang. Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, 2015 Running Back Karan Higdon flipped his commitment from Iowa to Michigan.
Stats and Rankings:
High School: Riverview (Sarasota, FL)
Position: Running Back
24/7 Rating: 4 stars, #29 RB
ESPN Rating: 3 stars, #70 RB
Rivals Rating: 3 stars, #45 RB
Scout Rating: 3 stars, #84 RB
Other Offers: Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky
2014 Stats: 96 carries for 565 yards with 6 touchdowns. (6 games)
2013 Stats: 122 carries for 906 yards with 10 touchdowns.
Karan is your prototypical ground and pound runner. Possesses a good frame, and will fill out his frame once arriving at college. Has good speed, but lacking high end “top” speed. Runs hard, and won’t shy away from contact at the line of scrimmage. Hits holes on the offensive line and accelerates through very quickly. Can catch the ball out of the backfield with relative ease. Very strong lower body, which allows him to break tackles. Shifty runner, who utilizes the stiff arm well. Runs very aggressive, and does an excellent job of waiting for blockers. Excellent field vision and changes direction extremely well.Won’t often see Karan run sideline to sideline, as it doesn’t suit his playing style. Karan probably won’t crack the depth chart as a freshman, but could turn into an every down back later on in his college career.
Senior Season vs. Lakewood Ranch
Karan, who was offered by the coaching staff last week, visited Ann Arbor for an official visit this past weekend. When receiving his offer, he stated that he was “100% Iowa”, yet a last minute visit was scheduled. Karan becomes the third recruit that Jim Harbaugh has successfully flipped.
Higdon becomes the 11th member of Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class joining; QB Zach Gentry, QB Alex Malzone, ATH Brian Cole, OL Jon Runyan Jr., OL Nolan Ulizio, DE Reuben Jones, DB Tyree Kinnel, OL Grant Newsome, WR Grant Perry, and K Andrew David.