Michigan added to their 2016 recruiting class late Monday night, as 2016 QB/ATH Victor Viramontes (Norco,CA) gave his verbal pledge to Jim Harbaugh and staff. Victor became the second commitment of the day for Michigan as earlier, 2016 TE Sean McKeon (Dudley, MA) committed to the Wolverines.
Stats and Rankings:
High School: Norco High School (Norco,CA)
Position: Dual-Threat Quarterback/Athlete
24/7 Rating: 3 Stars, #830 overall, #57 ATH, #73 in CA
ESPN Rating: NR
Rivals Rating: 3 Stars, #19 Dual-Threat Quarterback, #56 in CA
Scout Rating: 3 Stars, #31 ATH, #13 West ATH, #10 ATH in CA
Other Offers: Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Washington State, Wisconsin
2014 Stats: 1,784 Passing Yards for 18 TD's and 2 INT, 1757 Rushing Yards
2013 Stats: 811 Passing Yards for 2 TD's and 3 INT, 1321 Rushing Yards.
After watching Victor's highlight film, I instantly fell in love with his game. While Victor could see playing time at a variety of different positions once he arrives at college, it's easy to get excited about what he could bring to the table after viewing his film.
For his Norco High School squad, Victor lined up mostly at Quarterback, but he's not the type of signal-caller you'd normally associate with Jim Harbaugh. While Victor is a little on the short side (6'0-6'2) to be a pro-style quarterback, he is extremely elusive and almost turns into a running back once he's snapped the ball. He possesses excellent speed posting a 4.58 yard 40 time and shows excellent lateral agility while the ball is in his hand. Countless times in his highlight reel, Victor turns a play that should only be a few short yards into a sixty yard dash. Victor does an excellent job of feeling pressure and looks very comfortable rolling out of the pocket. One major aspect of his game that I'm a fan of is his ability to follow blocks and gain any additional yard possible. Victor shows extreme toughness for a Quarterback and is willing to bowl over any defender that gets in his way. While all the talk about Victor's game is on his ability to pick up first downs with his legs, he is also able to make the throws and possesses a very strong arm. While he's not the most accurate quarterback I've ever seen on film, Victor is able to make a lot of quality throws and can stretch defences with his arm.
Even though Victor has been a quarterback for his high school career, there is a chance that he could see the field at a variety of positions including; Fullback, Running Back, Linebacker or Safety. One things for sure, once Victor ends up in college, he's going to bring fans to their feet.
With Victor's commitment, that all but wraps up the 2016 quarterback search as the Wolverines now have two quality signal callers committed. The coaching staff will look to continue their hot streak on the recruiting trail by adding commitments from a Wide Receiver, Offensive Tackle, Defensive End, Tight End, Cornerback and a Safety prospect in the near future.
Victor becomes Michigan's fourteenth commitment in the 2016 recruiting cycle joining; QB Brandon Peters, OT Erik Swenson, LB David Reece, LB Dele Harding, LB Dytarious Johnson, OG/DT Michael Onwenu, ATH Chris Evans, RB Matt Falcon, ATH Kiante Enis, RB Kingston Davis, TE Sean McKeon, CB Antwaine Richardson and DT Rashad Weaver.
With the summer satellite camps coming to an end, you'd have to think that they were a success. Michigan was able to hold camps in seven states and reeled in seven recruits from; Florida, Alabama, California, Massachusetts and Indiana. The coaching staff has done an excellent job of expanding their recruiting footprint across the country and the momentum should continue throughout the year.