Michigan football wasn’t fairly done with the 2019 recruiting class and Saturday, the Wolverines included a pair of stroll-ons that will enable with exclusive teams.
It has been clear for weeks that Michigan football is mainly done with the 2019 recruiting class. Even so, on Saturday, the Wolverines included to gamers from the 2019 class that will enable UM on exclusive teams.
Of program, a software like Michigan football has to be very careful with scholarships and considering that the limit is 85, adding expertise devoid of surrendering scholarships can be tremendously beneficial and which is what the Wolverines are hoping they did listed here with kicker Karl Kerska and lengthy snapper William Wagner.
Equally gamers are coming to Michigan but each individual is coming as a most well-liked stroll-on, which means that even though the software desires them and they will get to follow with the staff, neither participant is assured a scholarship or even a place on the staff.
Certainly blessed & further than thrilled to announce that I am formally committing to the College of Michigan! I’d like to thank God, my family & my coaches. Thank You @kornbluekicking @kyle_brindza & @phil_jacobs16 for all of the enable & support in creating this desire appear correct! #goblue pic.twitter.com/qUdIxwSruu
— Karl Kerska🇺🇸 (@karl_kerska) January 31, 2019
Yet, just previous time, a most well-liked stroll-on kicker ended up winning the position as Jake Moody, who arrived to Michigan by means of the identical way as Kerska finished previous time as the Wolverines kicker pursuing struggles by Quinn Nordin.
According to Kornblue kicking, a website that evaluates higher college exclusive teams potential clients, Kerska is the No. 1 kicker in the point out of Michigan and the 23rd kicker nationally. All in all, it is a seriously stable shift as the Wolverines can insert depth and levels of competition to a quite crucial posture.
— William Wagner (@Williamwagner55) January 31, 2019
The Wolverines also appeared to land a extremely stable lengthy snapper in Wagner, who is ranked as the No. 14 lengthy snapper in the 2019 class. He also had gives from Brown and Mercer and he will appear to Michigan football as a most well-liked stroll-on just like Kerska.
As considerably as existing lengthy snappers on the roster, junior Cameron Cheesman held down the position previous time and did effectively. Even so, he will have just a single time left, so Wagner could be a lengthy-time period replacement down the road.
In the two cases, it is a acquire-acquire. The gamers get a likelihood to make a scholarship and taking part in time at a single of the best football colleges in the region, even though the Wolverines get a likelihood to acquire two gamers at positions of relevance devoid of owning to give up any scholarships. At least not right absent.