2017 Season Countdown: #70 Chuck Filiaga

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20Jun 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #70 Chuck Filiaga

Chuck Filiaga (center, image via 247 Sports)

Name: Chuck Filiaga
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 340 lbs.
High school: Aledo (TX) Aledo
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Filiaga was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: 86

Filiaga was the prize of Michigan’s offensive line recruiting class in 2017. The U.S. Army All-American was the #14 offensive tackle and #113 overall. Michigan won out against stiff competition for his commitment, and he joins a team that needs contributions on the offensive line. After losing three fifth-year senior starters, as well as starting left tackle Grant Newsome to injury, there’s a fair amount of uncertainty.

Coming out of the spring, the projected starter at right tackle is redshirt sophomore Jon Runyan, Jr., who was expected to be a center or guard when he was a college prospect. Filiaga will have a chance to unseat Runyan and/or others on the offensive line, but according to some reports, he was the least prepared offensive lineman on the U.S. Army Bowl roster, and that’s not surprising. He’s too heavy at 6’6″ and 340 lbs., and his weight is not distributed well, since he’s somewhat top-heavy. He needs to reconfigure his body somewhat, and he also has some technique issues to fix. He might play this season out of necessity, but anyone expecting early solid play from him is likely to be disappointed.

Prediction: Backup offensive tackle

9Feb 2017
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2017 Recruiting Grades: Offense

Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via Rivals)

Commits (1): Dylan McCaffrey
Decommits (0): N/A
Why? McCaffrey was a U.S. Army All-American and there have been whispers that Jim Harbaugh believes McCaffrey is the best high school quarterback prospect he’s seen in a long time, maybe going back to Andrew Luck. So there’s that. McCaffrey has the height, the bloodline, and the athleticism to be a very good quarterback. However, there are questions about his arm strength and mechanics. So while Harbaugh really likes him, I would have preferred someone like Davis Mills, who chose Stanford instead.

Hit the jump for the rest of the offensive grades.

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17Jan 2017
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Final Rivals 250 for 2017 released

Dylan McCaffrey

Yesterday I put up a post about the final Rivals 100 (LINK). Today the final Rivals 250 was released (LINK). Here’s a link to the initial Rivals 100 (LINK) and 250 (LINK) for a reference point. Movement for Michigan commits:

  • Dylan McCaffrey dropped from #100 to #131
  • Ambry Thomas dropped from #133 to #146
  • Chuck Filiaga appears at #175
  • Joshua Ross dropped from #166 to #222
  • Benjamin St-Juste appears at #229
  • James Hudson appears at #240
  • Kai-Leon Herbert appears at #250
  • Corey Malone-Hatcher dropped from #223 to off the list

Hit the jump for the rest of Michigan’s targets.

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8Jan 2017
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Thoughts on 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via USA Today)

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl took place yesterday, and there were several Michigan-related players involved – including offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga, who committed to the Wolverines during the broadcast (LINK). Here are my thoughts on the game, which was won 27-17 by the East.


Cheshire (CT) Cheshire Academy wide receiver Tarik Black was a backup wideout for the East team, but he was the first receiver in off the bench. He earned positive reviews throughout the week of practice for his route-running abilities, something that I noted in his commitment post. The East quarterbacks targeted him a few times, but he ended the game with just 1 catch for 9 yards. One of the incompletions was a back-shoulder fade on which Black failed to adjust (a tough play that almost never works with such little time to build chemistry), and the other was a post route that was thrown too high and broken up by the defensive back. He played about as expected.

Aledo (TX) Aledo offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga was the backup right tackle for the West. To be honest, I did not keep an eye out for Filiaga. He was the backup right tackle, and there were too many other players to watch.

Flint (MI) Southwestern defensive end Deron Irving-Bey was a backup defensive end for the East squad. He’s another player that I did not notice, except for 1 QB pressure. I did record the game, and I’ll go back and take a look before finalizing the TTB Ratings, but for now I have nothing significant to report. I can say that he did not stand out, because if he had, I would have noticed.

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7Jan 2017
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Chuck Filiaga, Wolverine

Chuck Filiaga (image via Star-Telegram)

Aledo (TX) Aledo offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga committed to Michigan on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA, and USC, among others.

Filiaga is listed at 6’6″, 335 lbs. He claims a 5.59 forty, a 4.66 shuttle, and a 21″ vertical.

ESPN: 4-star, 83 grade, #14 OT, #137 overall
Rivals: 4-star, #16 OT, #118 overall
Scout: 4-star, #15 OT, #125 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 94 grade, #13 OT, #106 overall

Hit the jump for more on Filiaga’s commitment to Michigan.

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