Preferred Walk-ons for 2018

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6Feb 2018
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Preferred Walk-ons for 2018

Utica (MI) Eisenhower QB Max Wittwer

It’s difficult to track preferred walk-on offers since recruiting sites, Twitter, etc. aren’t geared toward these types of things, but I’ve put together a list of walk-on offers and commitments that I have seen so far. If you have additions to the list, please let me know so I can add them. Thanks.

A preferred walk-on is different than a student body walk-on. Preferred walk-ons cannot get athletic scholarships within two years of enrolling in college, but they can get academic scholarships. They are guaranteed a spot on the fall camp roster. There are 85 scholarships and the maximum for a fall camp roster is 105, so an FBS team can have up to 20 preferred walk-ons start practice in August. Other walk-ons must wait until after the first contest to join the practice squad, meaning they miss the first month of practices and installs.

Commitments: Kyle Grady (CA), Max Wittwer (MI)
Offers: N/A

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31Jan 2017
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Preferred Walk-on Offers and Commitments for 2017

Richmond (VA) College offensive lineman Jess Speight (image via Twitter)

Michigan has upped the ante with walk-on recruiting over the past couple years, making a big deal about potential walk-on players. Michigan has a solid recent history with walk-ons and can point to Jordan Kovacs, Ryan Glasgow, Graham Glasgow, and others, all of whom are either in the NFL or headed to the NFL. Below is a list of commits and offers in the 2017 walk-on class.

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30Jan 2016
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Preferred Walk-on Offers and Commitments for 2016

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Warren (MI) De La Salle running back/safety Tru Wilson

Michigan has picked up a few preferred walk-on commitments over the past few days. I have had requests to comment on some of these players, but I’m going to hold off for obvious reasons (National Signing Day is giving us plenty of news on which to write) and maybe not-so-obvious reasons (walk-ons sometimes disappear when they get late offers). I don’t want to spend a ton of time commenting on Tru Wilson, for example, if he decides to take a scholarship to Eastern Michigan between now and Wednesday.

Here are the walk-on offers and 14 commitments that I have gathered so far. Highlights and brief biographical information can be found by clicking on each player’s name:

Commits (1): 
Peter Bush – Newport Beach (CA) Corona del Mar
Other offers:
Miller Mosley – Mobile (AL) St. Paul’s; Michael Shuster – Camp Hill (PA) Camp HillHolden Thomas – Los Angeles (CA) Brentwood

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17Nov 2015
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Carl Myers, Wolverine (preferred walk-on)

Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic DE Carl Myers

Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic defensive end Carl Myers committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on. Myers is a 6’3″, 270 lb. prospect who chose the walk-on route over a scholarship offer at Air Force.

Hit the jump for highlights and a bit of analysis.

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