Avery Horn, ex-Wolverine

Avery Horn, ex-Wolverine

January 9, 2009

Avery Horn, a Californa kid who just finished his redshirt freshman season at Michigan, has decided to transfer to a school closer to home. Horn was a smallish running back recruited by Lloyd Carr, but he was probably destined to spend most of his career sitting on the bench except for an occasional kickoff return. Horn returned five kickoffs in 2008 for 108 yards, but he didn’t see a single offensive snap.

I was actually somewhat excited to see Horn play in the spread option offense. He’s fast and quick, but rumors out of practices suggested that he was slow to pick up the offense. With Kevin Grady, Brandon Minor, and Carlos Brown scheduled to run out of eligibility after 2009, Horn might have earned some playing time for 2010 and 2011. But when a kid is such a long way from home and not sniffing the field, I suppose that can get pretty depressing.

No indication has been given of what school Horn will attend. If he transfers to another FBS school, he’ll have to sit out the 2009 season and then he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining. I don’t think Horn will ever make it to the NFL, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him putting up decent numbers for a WAC team or even a Pac-10 team in the next couple years.


  1. Comments: 21379
    Feb 28, 2009 at 6:40 AM

    This article was posted some time ago, Where did he go?

  2. Comments: 21379
    Mar 01, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    As far as I can tell, he hasn’t transferred anywhere yet. The rumor was that he would end up at Fresno State, which is closer to his home, but that hasn’t developed yet.

  3. Comments: 21379
    Jul 20, 2009 at 2:43 AM

    There is speculation that Avery Horn may land at EKU!

  4. Comments: 21379
    Jul 27, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    I had not heard that rumor. Interesting. Thanks for the tidbit.

  5. Comments: 21379
    Sep 02, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    He's at Reedley College, a JC near Fresno. It might be one year there before transferring to Fresno State.

  6. Comments: 21379
    Sep 26, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Avery is a very talented athlete. I do believe he will make it to the NFL if he puts his mind to it and stops all the partying!! Alright Avery… I got my eyes on you. That alcohol, those friends and those girls are gonna get you in trouble!!

  7. Comments: 21379
    May 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    hes had offers from oregon, oregon st, asu, arizona, fresno st, cal, texas, and unlv where his father played

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