There were plenty of positions that were big time needs for the Wolverines staff in 2017 but one that wasn’t mentioned too often was the punter position, where Kenny Allen’s graduation was going to leave a big hole. So, to fill it, the staff went out and picked up the top punter in the class as 2017 Westerville South (OH) P Brad Robbins has committed to Michigan.
I am honored to announce that I have received and accepted a scholarship offer to the University of Michigan!〽️ pic.twitter.com/JMB3OwUdlY
— Brad Robbins (@brobb713) February 1, 2017
Bradley is the Fab 50’s top nationally ranked punter for the class of 2017. He earned the top spot after the Fall 2016 Kornblue Kicking Challenge event (Dec. 31, 2016). His punting performance included punts of 5.06/46 yards & 5.04/54 yards. He was named Punting Champion for the class of 2017 and earned the highest point total, including the JUCO/college transfer level. – per KornBlueKicking
Bradley Robbins of Worthington Christian is the #1 Ranked high school Punter in the state Ohio for Class of 2017. His average charted punting distance: 41.0 yards and his average hang time was charted at 4.36 seconds. His best hang time recorded was an NFL caliber 5.0 – per ProKicker
Robbins’ name popped up for the first time a week before NSD when Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz reported Chris Partridge visiting with and keeping an eye on the #1 punter. And it looked like an offer could go out if a spot was available.
Well, on National Signing Day and just minutes after the Signing of the Stars event ended, Robbins tweeted out his offer and his acceptance of it, flipping from Nevada and committing to Michigan.
- Height: 6’2”
- Weight: 180lbs
- Hometown (School): Westerville, OH (Westerville South)
- Notable Offers: Nevada, Navy
- Rankings: Kornblue Kicking (#1 overall) – Pro Kicker (#1 overall)
As for the Rest of the Class
Robbins is the 29th commitment in the class, 1st special teams addition and the 3rd commitment out of Ohio. With his addition, the staff will wait to get official word from WR Nico Collins before, likely, closing up shop and heading into the spring.
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