2020 Season Countdown: #105 Mahdi Hazime

2020 Season Countdown: #105 Mahdi Hazime


May 14, 2020
Mahdi Hazime (image via Canada Football Chat)

Name: Mahdi Hazime
Height:
6’2″
Weight:
319 lbs.
High school:
Dearborn (MI) Fordson
Position:
Offensive guard
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#64
Last year:
Hazime was not ranked. He redshirted.

As a walk-on lineman, it’s always going to be an uphill battle to get on the field at Michigan. Hazime was raw coming out of high school, and he had some weight to shuffle around on his body. But I think he has potential as a scout team guy and maybe more down the line. Ultimately, he’s probably a little short and not quite talented enough to be a big-time walk-on success, but these types of guys are valuable to rep against the guys who might be a little taller, more advanced, or more athletic. Hazime transferred to Fordson from Canada, so his learning curve might be a little different than some others.

Prediction: Backup offensive guard

Hit the jump for his highlights from 2018.

3 comments

  1. DonAZ
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    DonAZ
    May 14, 2020 at 8:44 PM

    “he’s probably a little short and not quite talented enough to be a big-time walk-on success”

    and:

    “these types of guys are valuable to rep against the guys who might be a little taller, more advanced, or more athletic”

    I’m curious what you mean by this. Is there something about Mahdi Hazime’s skillset — limited as it is — that makes repping against him useful? Or is that having good scout team players is important, because having a lousy scout team doesn’t prepare the regulars for the upcoming game?

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      Roanman
      May 15, 2020 at 7:43 AM

      He’s pretty good and would play at a lot of places, probably a little bit this year and would be competing to start next year. Even sloppy and inexperienced at the high school level, he gave people problems by virtue of his size and strength. I saw him once and he was hard to miss against some decent athletes and likely more coached up guys.

      I don’t see the coaching very often in linemen. Truthfully, until just now I had no idea that what I saw was him being new to Fordson’s program. He looked like a pretty typical Fordson kid to me. Pretty tough, came to play.

      Actually, he looked a little quicker than you might expect on some snaps. Made me think of Vastardis.

      • DonAZ
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        DonAZ
        May 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM

        Thanks!

        Regarding coaching of linemen … a few years ago I went to a high school game here in central West Virginia. The other team’s linemen had 50 pounds on the home team’s guys. These guys play both ways as the rosters are sparse. I figured the home team was in for a long night, but the other team’s guys were big but not very good — the stood straight up, the seemed unsure who to block, etc. The home team guys were getting under the pads, moving the bigger guys, and getting around them quickly. The home team won. I was impressed with the line play, given their size disadvantage.

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