2022 Season Countdown: #132 James Kavouklis

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2Apr 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #132 James Kavouklis

James Kavouklis (image via Twitter)

Name: James Kavouklis
Height:
6’2″
Weight:
275 lbs.
High school:
Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep
Position:
Center
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Kavouklis was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Kavouklis is a true freshman preferred walk-on. Listed at 6’2″ and 275 lbs., he is very undersized to play at Michigan right now. Even if he adds mass, the height thing is likely to always be an issue. If you watch his high school film, you will see a nice motor and leg drive. He plays with a little too narrow of a base and will really need to figure out leverage in order to handle bigger defensive tackles at the college level. Overall, he has some decent skills and could be a program guy who earns some playing time several years down the road, but he’s probably a career backup.

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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