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.
Brandon Peters, Avon (IN) Avon
- Position: Quarterback
- Height/Weight: 6’5” 205lbs
- Commitment Date: April 5th, 2015
Scouting Report: Peters was one of the first targets for the Michigan coaching staff in the 2016 class and for good reason. He is the prototypical pro-style quarterback prospect thanks to his size, athleticism and mechanics. Though he needs to tighten some things up, like every freshmen signal caller, he has shown flashes of his extremely high potential in both his senior season and his spring practice performances. That included his ability to throw the deep ball with touch, read the defense and poise in the pocket to complete a pass with traffic in his face.
True Freshmen Projection: It would take some devastating injuries or play for Peters to see the field in 2016. And since that’s unlikely to happen (knock on wood), the freshmen will get the chance to hold the clipboard, watch and learn from Wilton Speight, John O’Korn and the coaching staff throughout the fall so he’ll be ready to truly fight for the starting job starting in the spring of 2017.
Jedd Fisch Quote: “Brandon has a big, live arm and is very athletic. He was an excellent basketball player as well as a football player. He led his team to the state semifinals this year, and is a proven winner. He has all of the tools as a quarterback to compete at the highest level very quickly. Brandon kind of comes across as a silent assassin; he has a very quiet demeanor about himself but is very competitive on the football field. He has a great attitude to be successful, and he has a great attitude to take this to the next level.”
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