Thursday, February 25, 2010
Josh Furman: 2010 Michigan Wolverine -- Linebacker -- Signing Day Recap
Posted at 4:00pm -- 2/25/2010
Josh Furman: 2010 Michigan Wolverine
Weight: 194 lbs.
Position: Outside Linebacker / Safety
High School: Old Mill (Maryland)
Head Coach: Damian Ferragamo
Recruiter: Coach Tony Dews
Class: 2010 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed)
Josh is a super, all-purpose athlete with excellent to superior physical measurables. He possesses a good combination of size and speed. Josh is capable of playing either linebacker or running back, but he will probably end up on the defensive side of the ball (hopefully).
Josh clearly has above average quickness and gets off the ball well. He also has excellent straight-line speed and acceleration. Josh is an aggressive defender who will hit hard and plays with some edge to his game. Josh hustles, is very good in pursuit, and is an excellent blitzer!
Josh is a bit stiff at times and must learn to bend his knees and play with better leverage against top-notch college athletes. Josh’s coverage skills need to improve and his lateral movement is not on par with his straight-line speed. He plays better at the line of scrimmage than in space and his backpedal needs some work.
Josh reminds GBMW of this former Michigan Wolverine:
With his linebacker size combined with safety speed, Josh reminds us of former Michigan Wolverine great Larry Foote.
Red-shirt or play his freshman year:
Might red-shirt or might play on special teams.
Where do they rank him:
ESPN: 3-Star .. #38 at position.
Rivals: 3-Star .. #38 at position.
Scout: 4-Star .. #7 at position.
Josh has excellent speed, ability, and seems to be a solid tackler. He is a great athlete who has the body of a linebacker and the speed of a safety, and plays with a lot of intensity and strength.
Written by GBMW Staff
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