If you follow recruiting at all you know about the Michigan pipeline to Detroit Cass Tech. Michigan has gotten many great players from there and the 2014 class isn't short of talent. Brandon and I have talked and while Michigan has offered plenty of 2014 prospects one of the more puzzling non-offers is Cass Tech's Gary Hosey. Here's my breakdown and maybe I can shed some light into why no offer from the Michigan coaches.
You can tell right away that Gary has serious power in his legs as pretty much every time he touches the ball it's not the first tackler to bring him down its the second or third if they are lucky to catch him. He is constantly breaking tackles and running defenders over he definitely doesn't shy away from contact.
2. Great Vision.
Cass Tech runs quite a bit of shotgun so Gary gets a lot of his touches from that area. He makes very good cutbacks and has the vision to see those lanes that the offensive line creates for him. It's not just there but once he gets to the second level he can make cuts to juke defenders for long gains.
3. Catching Ability
He is very sure handed. They use him running out of the backfield and when he's thrown to he doesn't drop the ball. Backs that can catch are a hot commodity so having this skill is a good bonus.
1. Not The Fastest
Gary has what I would call deceptive speed. He isn't the fastest guy on the field but once he gets his feet going and into the second level he can run away from defenders. He kind of reminds me of Mike Hart in that aspect. The only reason this is a dislike of mine is because he isn't a barn burner type of guy. He's got good speed for his size just isn't the fastest on the field.
There really isn't much that I don't like about Gary's game. He's a good strong runner that can break tackles, make you miss, and he can catch. The reason I think that he hasn't been offered is because the Michigan coaches got 3 very good backs in the 2013 class and are being very picky with their offers at linebacker especially with arguably the top 2014 prospect out of Ohio in Michael Ferns already being committed. Gary may just be a victim to the numbers game. Do I think he deserves an offer? Without question he's a power runner that the coaches would love but I think it may be a bit of time before he sees one. I'm not sure of how many backs in 2014 they plan to offer because they've already offered a few in 2015 and a very good one if not the best in 2014 in Joe Mixon out of California. Gary has plenty of interest out of most of the Big Ten schools so if he isn't playing for Michigan I look for him to definitely be one of our opponents down the road. Depending on how things pan out with other prospects will tell us if Gary will get an offer or not. Check out his film and let me know if you agree.