Julius Welschof Hat Sich zu Michigan Verpflichtet

Submitted by Seth on December 20th, 2017 at 8:58 AM

It’s a happy early signing day:

The coaches always planned to take another DE in the class, and with Oweh dropping them and Anoma almost certain to go to Alabama, Michigan didn’t wait long to move on their next target, das unglaubliche 6’6”/250 Deutsch ende Julius Welschof.

Welschof was on Michigan’s radar since impressing the coaches—particularly Mattison—at their mid-June camp. He was committed to Georgia Tech until Michigan moved on him late last week. Še das d' kemma bisd, der Moritz Wagner des amerikanischen fußballs!

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Comments

davidwiebs

December 20th, 2017 at 11:52 AM ^

american football has been on an absolute boom over there lately. Viewership for nfl games went up from 5-10 thousand viewers a few years ago to over 1 million this year. Here's to hoping Harbaugh opens a Germany recruiting pipeline. When I think 'German athlete' I think tight end or fullback, what could be more Harbaugh?

ijohnb

December 20th, 2017 at 9:08 AM ^

are we just going to keep taking dudes, regardless of need, ranking, scholarships available, etc. and then figure out the logistics later?  If that is the deal I am cool with it, just going to take some some getting used to.  Welcome, Mr. Welschof.

rc15

December 20th, 2017 at 9:18 AM ^

247 has him as the #12 SDE, #323 overall...

ESPN didn't scout him and Rivals gave him a generic 3 star because he's from Germany. That kills your 247 composite score. But the only recruiting service to actually scout him thinks he's a 4-star... Stop freaking out.

Kevin13

December 20th, 2017 at 9:22 AM ^

much Harbaughs approach. He just puts a bunch of names in a hat and pulls a few out. Whoever's name gets pulled they offer them a scholarship, they never worry about need or stars it's all just random.

They saw this kid in person at a camp and Mattison worked with him. They liked what they saw and that is why they went after him.

matty blue

December 20th, 2017 at 9:36 AM ^

we're going to take players regardless of need, ranking, and scholarships available.  obviously.  because the staff has no idea how recruiting or roster-building works, unlike random message board blowhard.

ijohnb

December 20th, 2017 at 9:43 AM ^

wasn't really like /s type sarcasm.  It is just that in the last couple of days we have offered and accepted a basketball flip with no other football offers and today we flipped a German defensive end from Georgia Tech.  I know this guy was highly rated, these have not not been typical commits.  The way I framed the comment was stupid.  It was a joke that came out poorly.