Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saeed Blacknall is on The Block


About a month ago Michigan offered one of the best prospects in the talent-rich state of New Jersey, Saeed Blacknall.  Blacknall was a name I hadn't heard much about until the offer went out but after watching his film it was easy to see why the coaches offered him a scholarship.  He's listed at 6'3", 205 lbs. but his skill set is one you'd see on a smaller receiver.  He is great after the catch and appears to have the speed to really stretch a defense.  Saeed was very receptive to my questions when we talked and he had some great things to say about the Wolverines.

The offer:  I was called in from class by my coach and he gave me the phone and Coach Mallory gave me the news.  It was a great moment.

Visit:  I have never visited Michigan but I can't wait to.  I plan on visiting late spring or summer when I don't have to worry about school.  I'm really looking forward to it. 

Feeling Michigan:  It's hard to rank them right now since I haven't visited but they are high up there.  Michigan is a great school.  I like the big stage they play on and everything they have to offer.  Michigan has a legit chance with me, no doubt about it.

Blacknall has a pretty impressive offer list even though I don't see him being talked about all that much.  He fits the mold of the type of receiver the coaching staff seems to want and they offered him ahead of some of the other big boys on his list.  Blacknall won't be deciding anytime soon as he plans to announce somewhere around the midpoint of his senior season.  He plans on releasing his top list within the next month, and even though he doesn't have an official list yet, he specifically mentioned Michigan, Ohio State, and Florida State when I asked him who he likes right now.  I also think Rutgers will factor in heavily as it's in-state, close to home, and he's camped and visited there multiple times.

1 comment:

  1. His film looks great - prototypical UM [pro-style UM, that is] wide receiver, and seems to have excellent speed. He would look very good in maize and blue.

    I wonder if he knows how many UM wide receivers get to the NFL. Just off the top of my head in recent years: Braylon Edwards, Desmond Howard, Anthony Carter, Steve Breaston, David Terrell, Tai Streets, Chris Calloway, Jason Avant, Derrick Alexander, and Adrian Arrington. For sure there are more but that's a pretty good list.

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