Erick All, Wolverine

Erick All, Wolverine


June 24, 2018

Fairfield (OH) Fairfield TE Erick All (image via WCPO)

Fairfield (OH) Fairfield tight end Erick All committed to Michigan on Sunday. He chose the Wolverines over offers from Florida State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin, among others.

All is listed at 6’4″, 225 lbs.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #13 TE
Rivals: 3-star, #23 TE
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #22 TE, #478 overall

Hit the jump for more on All’s commitment.

All was a late-ish offer for Michigan, who had been pursuing Luke Deal heavily. When it looked like Deal was out of the picture, Michigan extended an offer to All. Things progressed fairly quickly between the two parties, and All camped at Michigan early last week. He took an official visit to Ann Arbor this past weekend, which resulted in the commitment.

All has a decent frame at 6’4″, 225 lbs. He’s a ready and willing blocker, and Fairfield uses him in a variety of ways, whether it’s split out, as a motion man, as a lead blocker on isos, as a kickout guy, etc. He should be able to add some weight to that frame, but I imagine he’ll top out around 245 lbs. or so. As a receiver, he shows decent hands and run-after-the-catch ability. He’ll fight for extra yards and tries to avoid going out of bounds. He seems to be at his best running crossing routes, which is great, because that’s where Michigan will have its most success with the tight ends.

There’s nothing about All that truly stands out other than his willingness to run at and through people. He needs to add weight and strength, and he probably needs to become more adept at putting his hand on the ground. I think Michigan will use him more as an H-back type, but that could limit his usage. His speed is good, not great.

Overall, this is an okay get for Michigan. All has upside as a slightly above average Big Ten tight end, and he will have plenty of opportunities at Michigan with all the offensive sets they roll out with tight ends galore. I don’t expect him to make a run at a Mackey Award, but I think he’s a guy who can make 12-18 receptions a year once his body matures. I think he will probably redshirt as a freshman, and by then, there may be lots of opportunity with Zach Gentry, Tyrone Wheatley, and Sean McKeon gone.

Michigan now has 12 commitments in the class of 2019. All is the only tight end in the class following a 2018 cycle in which the Wolverines took Mustapha Muhammad and Luke Schoonmaker. According to the Bentley Library’s database, Michigan has never had a football player from Fairfield.

TTB Rating: 75 (ratings explanation)

3 comments

  1. cayman go blue
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    cayman go blue
    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    I am always excited about Harbaugh TEs! All reminds me of the Stanford TEs that Harbaugh brought in.

    The coaches must really like this kid because we don’t really need a TE in this class. We won’t need him until 2020, at the earliest, so he has plenty of time to put on weight and work on his route running.

  2. Comments: 1145
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    Roanman
    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Saw three things I loved and one thing I absolutely hated.

    First, All loves finishing his blocks. Second, guys get tired of him beating them up and get all set up to hit him back, and then he blows past them into a route. Third, when dragging across, he doesn’t just run the back of the end zone, he finds a hole, get’s big and comes to the QB.

    It just doesn’t get any dumber than getting in one last shot on a kid you’re dominating a full three yards out of bounds. I’d have been in the kid’s grill, eating his face so fast he’d never get over it.

    I really do like how hard he fights, seemingly on every play, either blocking or carrying the football. Seems like other teams hate his guts.

    • cayman go blue
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      Joined: 6/22/2018
      cayman go blue
      Jun 24, 2018 at 3:33 PM

      Well stated – that was one of the things that reminded me of the Stanford TEs. I loved their feistiness and this kid seems to have that.

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