2022 Season Countdown: #111 Evan Boutorwick

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10May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #111 Evan Boutorwick

Evan Boutorwick (image via Twitter)

Name: Evan Boutorwick
225 lbs.
High school:
Sterling Heights (MI) Henry Ford II
Long snapper
Jersey number:
Last year:
Boutorwick was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating:

Boutorwick is a preferred walk-on long snapper who was chosen for the Under Armour All-American Game, which I imagine is a pretty big deal. I mean, it’s certainly a big deal for him to be a UA All-American, but Boutorwick is a long snapper and I have no ability to judge long snappers. Kornblue Kicking has him as the #11 long snapper in the class of 2022, which is a 4-star to them . . . and sounds good . . . except a 4-star to Kornblue means they peg him as an FCS or Division II player. But Under Armour chose him as one of its two long snappers.

So I have no clue, but I hope he’s good. Regardless, William Wagner returns as Michigan’s starting long snapper, and he’s backed up by Greg Tarr, who might be good but who knows because he was a 5-star but hasn’t played in two seasons on the roster. My totally unfounded and pointless hope is that Michigan does not need its third-string long snapper at any point in 2022.

Insert a shrug gif here.

Prediction: Redshirt

9Feb 2022
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Michigan’s 2022 Preferred Walk-ons

Detroit (MI) Loyola safety Josh Nichols (image via Hudl)

At any top-tier football program, walk-ons can seem meaningless. When teams recruit 5-star and 4-star players, what are the chances that some walk-on is going to do anything significant on the field? Except in almost any year, a walk-on plays a significant role, even if it’s “only” on special teams. This past season, safety Caden Kolesar (9 tackles), defensive tackle Jess Speight (7 tackles), tight end Carter Selzer, and long snapper William Wagner all played significant snaps for the Wolverines. There’s a good chance that at least one or two of these players will end up playing a lot of minutes in a Michigan uniform.

Nico Andrighetto – S – Mountain View (CA) St. Francis
Andrighetto is the 5’9″, 180 lb. brother of walk-on running back Lucas Andrighetto. He turned down offers from FCS Colgate and Columbia to walk on at Michigan. Nico had 75 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 3 interceptions, and 1 touchdown as a senior in 2021. You can find his highlights HERE.

Chibi Anwunah – DE – Westland (MI) Lutheran
Anwuna is a 6’7″, 225 lb. Nigerian immigrant who played out of position – at least for college – as a linebacker in high school. He will almost certainly move down to the defensive line, probably defensive end, for Michigan. Anwunah has good size and decent athleticism, but he plays tentatively and needs to get a lot stronger. If he does he could be a diamond in the rough in a few years. You can find his highlights HERE.

Evan Boutorwick – LS – Sterling Heights (MI) Henry Ford II
Boutorwick has nice size at 6’4″ and 225 lbs. He was an Under Armour All-American and Korblue Kicking has him ranked as the #10 long snapper in the class of 2022.

Declan Byle – QB – Novi (MI) Catholic Central
Byle is a 6’2″, 175 lb. prospect who looks like a walk-on quarterback. He does not have a particularly good arm or noteworthy athleticism. I do not see him factoring into Michigan’s depth chart in the future. You can find some of his highlights HERE.

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