2021 Recruiting Update: February 18, 2020

2021 Recruiting Update: February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020
Spanish Fort (AL) Spanish Fort OLB Christian Burkhalter (image via Hudl)


Christian Burkhalter – LB – Spanish Fort (AL) Spanish Fort: Burkhalter is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Ohio State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #33 athlete, and #388 overall. There’s something special in those Burkhalter genes, because his brother Jackson is a 2020 quarterback who’s listed at 6’5″, 210; Jackson has some FCS offers and some Power 5 preferred walk-on offers (highlights here). Christian plays an outside linebacker position, and he could potentially fill a similar role to what Noah Furbush did at Michigan.

T.J. Guy – DE – Mansfield (MA) Mansfield: Guy is a 6’4″, 240-pounder who’s ranked as a 3-star, the #37 weakside end, and #695 overall. After a recent offer from Michigan, Guy decommitted from Boston College. Ace Anbender put in a crystal ball for Guy to become a Wolverine, for whatever that’s worth. You should only take the time to watch this highlight film if you’re really bored, because two-thirds of it is standing around before the play:


Thaddius Franklin, Jr. – RB – Hollywood (FL) Chaminade-Madonna: Franklin committed to Miami after decommitting from the Hurricanes in December. He’s a 4-star and the #188 player in the country.


  1. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Furbush was a fine role player but I don’t know that we need to be recruiting to fill that kind of role anymore than Ben Mason’s. Of course if he can rush off the edge like Uche — go get him.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Feb 18, 2020 at 12:21 PM

      I always thought Furbush was more of a defensive end, but he never bulked up the way I expected. In retrospect, I wonder if his goal of becoming a pilot prevented him from really buying into getting as big as he could. Maybe he feared that if he got too big, he wouldn’t be able to pursue his post-football career as easily.

      Regardless, I think Furbush was a better edge rusher than he might get credit for, simply because the staff had edge guys and could use him as more of a blitzing linebacker. I think Burkhalter is more athletic than Furbush, but he doesn’t have the dip-and-rip abilities that Uche has.

  2. Comments: 1
    Feb 18, 2020 at 4:14 PM

    Всем привет, сорян если не в ту ветку пишу, не получается воспользоваться личкой не пойму у меня браузер глючит а может не активирована функция какая?

    • Comments: 1356
      Joined: 8/13/2015
      Feb 18, 2020 at 5:28 PM

      I got this one.

      It says, “Always … drink … your … Ovaltine.”

      • Comments: 3844
        Joined: 7/13/2015
        Feb 18, 2020 at 6:03 PM

        This makes me so tempted to keep OlegFewHaxiaroandapindy around…but that’s a long name. We need a nickname for him, like “Lank” or “WJE.”

        • Comments: 82
          Joined: 1/10/2017
          Feb 18, 2020 at 7:06 PM

          I just ran that through a translation app. Results:

          “Hello everyone, I’m dirty if I write to the wrong branch, I can’t use the PM I don’t understand, my browser is buggy and maybe what function is not activated?”

        • Comments: 1356
          Joined: 8/13/2015
          Feb 19, 2020 at 6:05 AM

          Buggy Browser … then Buggy or BB

        • Comments: 400
          Joined: 12/24/2016
          Feb 19, 2020 at 7:58 AM

          “Oleg” or maybe “Apindy”……….
          “FewHax” fits too.
          Oleg is my first choice, tho………intjohn

  3. Comments: 295
    Joined: 12/19/2015
    Feb 18, 2020 at 10:55 PM

    That “Guy” doesn’t have very impressive highlights. Other than his size, I don’t see much value here. Plus, his height looks a bit exaggerated. Also, why can’t kids edit these videos better? All these video’s should be 5 minutes max no matter how much of a stud they are.

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