2010 Countdown: #70 Courtney Avery

2010 Countdown: #70 Courtney Avery


June 29, 2010


Name: Courtney Avery
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 165 lbs.
High school: Lexington High School in Lexington, OH
Position: Cornerback
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Prediction: Redshirt

Avery is a 3-star cornerback out of Ohio, who was also Lexington’s starting quarterback. And a very good quarterback, at that. There has been some talk from opposing coaches that if Avery were a few inches taller, he’d probably be playing quarterback in college. Avery is just a good overall athlete, and has a chance to be a very serviceable corner for the Wolverines.

But that probably won’t happen this year. The word is that the coaches really like his potential, but he’s probably not physically (165 lbs.) or mentally (he was the starting QB) ready to play just yet. I imagine he’ll have at least a year of sitting on the bench before earning some playing time. It’s important for him to get to a decent playing weight of 180-185 lbs., but with Troy Woolfolk graduating after this season, Avery could battle for a starting job as a redshirt freshman.

6 comments

  1. Comments: 21386
    Anonymous
    Jun 29, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    ok obviously im new to touchthebanner. can you(or someone) explain to me wat exactly you are counting down? being new to michigan recruiting in general, im completely lost. obviously, you are counting down recruits. but why start at #86? obviously, UM doesnt have 86 commits from 2010. are you talking about every UM player? id appreciate some help. thx in advance.

    -burntorange wit a lil maize

  2. Comments: 21386
    Jun 29, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    It's a countdown from "Least Important Player in 2010" to "Most Important Player in 2010." I did it last year, so the people who weren't around (like yourself) might not understand, I guess. Obviously, the freshman who are redshirting are the least important for this year.

  3. Comments: 21386
    Anonymous
    Jun 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    ya i sorta jumped around numbers wise and slowly started to pick up that feeling. im sure everyones holding their breath as to who gets the nod from you: DRob or tate? care to hint?

    -burntorange wit a lil maize

  4. Comments: 21386
    Jun 29, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Hint: Denard Forcier will be the starter.

  5. Comments: 21386
    Anonymous
    Jun 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    hahaha fair enough. i dont know where to ask u questions other than here(dont feel like getting negged for being OT on mgoblog). ja'juan story to UF: disappointing(for a michigan fan) or expected/forseen?

    -burntorange with a lil maize

  6. Comments: 21386
    Jun 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Story mentioned a couple weeks ago that he had a top seven or eight, and Michigan wasn't in it. I was never really counting on him to consider us seriously, but he's a good player. Oh well.

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