Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Austin White: 2010 Michigan Wolverine -- Running Back -- Signing Day Recap

Posted at 4:00pm -- 2/17/2010

Austin White: 2010 Michigan Wolverine

Height: 6'0
Weight: 186 lbs.
Position: Running Back
High School: Livonia Stevenson (Michigan)
Head Coach: Tim Gabel
Recruiter: Coach Fred Jackson
Class: 2010 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Enrolled)

Austin is a very versatile athlete with good size and the ability to play running back, wide receiver, or slot receiver at Michigan.

Austin has exceptionally quick feet and very good lateral movement skills. He squares up to the line of scrimmage well and hits a hole in a hurry. Austin shows good balance and the smooth hips to bounce outside. As a big bonus, Austin has excellent hands as well, a trait that could lead to early playing time catching swings out of the backfield.

Needs work:
Austin does not run as physically as we would like and does not break many tackles. He tends to run a bit upright and could use added weight and strength.

Austin reminds GBMW of this former Michigan Wolverine:
Austin is a combination of C. Perry and T. Biakabutuka. He has the same shoulder square, quick to the hole style that made Perry good. Also, Austin shows Biakabutuka-like quickness and feet.

Red-shirt or play his freshman year:
likely to play in 2010.

Where do they rank him:
ESPN: 3-Star .. #77 at position.
Rivals: 3-Star .. #10 at position.
Scout: 4-Star .. #15 at position.

Final Thoughts:
We believe Austin was one of the better running back prospects in the state of Michigan. He is not a big guy, but shows good vision, good feet, and more than adequate speed. Austin seems to really hit the hole hard and goes north/south in a hurry. He is a very good overall athlete who played several other sports in high school.

Written by GBMW Staff

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