To kick off the official start to the 2016 Michigan football fall camp, we’ve broken down each incoming freshmen football signee. That includes their scouting report, 2016 season prediction as well as a quote from one of their positional coaches.
Devin Asiasi, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
- Position: Tight End
- Height/Weight: 6’4, 265 pounds
- Commitment Date: February 3rd, 2016
Scouting Report: Asiasi uses his size advantage in every aspect of the tight end position; blocking and catching. He is sneakily agile in evading defenders for an extra ten yards after a catch. The sneaky burst makes him a matchup nightmare for linebackers. His 6’5 frame makes him tough for cornerbacks to cover. He played some wide receiver in his high school offense; look for that to play to his advantage at Michigan.
True Freshman Projection: Tight end is a position of depth at Michigan entering 2016. Asiasi enters the fall already with Big Ten size. He surely will get an opportunity to show what he can do, but will at best be a second option to Jake Butt. In addition to his size, Asiasi’s agility is another trait that will help him get on the field early. He is battling other true freshman, Sean McKeon, as well as Ian Bunting, Tyrone Wheatley Jr., and Zach Gentry for snaps.
Jay Harbaugh Quote: “Devin is an ultra-competitive team guy who has had an illustrious high school career. He won two state championships playing for one of the best high school teams in the country at Concord De La Salle. As a player, he is tenacious, violent and physically bludgeons his opponents. He also has unusual quickness, ball skills and elusiveness for an athlete of his size.”