2020 Season Countdown: #98 Dan Villari

2020 Season Countdown: #98 Dan Villari

May 28, 2020
Dan Villari

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Name: Dan Villari
215 lbs.
High school:
Massapequa (NY) Plainedge
Jersey number:
Last year:
Villari was a senior in high school (LINK). He passed for 1,306 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 1 interception, while running for 1,522 yards and 25 touchdowns.
TTB Rating:

Villari was a late add to Michigan’s class due to an unfortunate development with J.D. Johnson. Johnson, as you might remember, discovered that he would not be able to continue his football career because of a heart condition. That left the Wolverines scrambling, and in stepped Villari, who took a whirlwind trip to Michigan and ended up signing in December.

Villari is an athletic quarterback whose passing acumen might not wow many, but he does offer some versatility. First of all, Michigan and offensive coordinator Josh Gattis do value athletic quarterbacks more than some other past coaching staffs. But second, Jim Harbaugh has converted a quarterback (Zach Gentry) into a draft pick as a tight end. Villari looks to me like a player who will eventually end up contributing at a position other than quarterback. He shouldn’t be any higher than #4 on the depth chart in 2020, and 2021 will see 5-star J.J. McCarthy arrive.

Prediction: Redshirt

Hit the jump for Villari’s senior highlights.


  1. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    May 28, 2020 at 6:14 PM

    What position do you see this kid transitioning to?

    And … I had a telephone beer with a friend who has reffed Tyson Watson a couple times. He really likes him at Tackle. Have you looked at his film?

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      May 29, 2020 at 8:47 AM

      Villari looks to me like a future H-back.

      I have looked at Watson’s film. I know he’s listed as a DE, but he’s too stiff and upright for defense, IMO. I would aim to put weight on him and make him a tackle.

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