Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jon Runyan Jr. Commits to Michigan

Position: Offensive Tackle
Ht/Wt: 6'4"/250 lbs.
Location: St. Joseph's High School - Philadelphia, PA
Class: 2015
Offers:  Michigan

In the least shocking move of my recruiting coverage, Jon Runyan Jr. committed to the Wolverines today, becoming member #2 for Team 136.  Runyan Jr. is the son of All Big-Ten offensive tackle and Michigan alum, Jon Runyan.  As soon as Junior was offered it was assumed that he would eventually commit, in fact he guaranteed to me that he would as soon as he had some time to talk to his family about it.  I'm sure that conversation was a lot easier to have than most recruiting discussions among prospects and family, but nevertheless, the outcome was expected.  I actually talked with Jon last night and he told me that he would probably commit within the next week, I guess he couldn't wait that long.  I caught up with Jon today after he made it verbally official.

The commitment:  "I just called Coach Hoke and told him that I was accepting their offer.  He was really happy.  His wife and daughter were screaming in the background. (Laughs)  They really enjoy getting new recruits."

Dad's feelings:  "He's happy for me.  He knew that eventually it would have been up to me in any case.  I think he's pretty proud."

Recruiter:  "I think I'm up for the challenge to recruit other guys.  I was talking to Michael Ferns last night.  I think I can do it.  We were just talking about Michigan stuff.  I saw the t-shirt thing he did on his Twitter, but we didn't really talk about it though.  I don't think I can top that." (Laughs)

Runyan committing is obviously a cool pickup for his legacy and his name, and hopefully he can live up to the lofty reputation of his father.  It's always good to get the class started early, and this is another in-road into Pennsylvania which routinely produces high-level talent.  Now we have to wait and see how well Runyan Jr. can recruit.  Morris, Speight, and Ferns have set the bar quite high. 

  

9 comments:

  1. Two years til signing day and the 2015 class is alerady starting to fill-up! Go Blue!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Welcome aboard Jon Runyan jr.

    Coach asked Tom VH how many scholarships will be available for this class and Tom responded with 15. If that number is correct that will really suck. The coaches will have to be extremely careful who they offer again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can't wait to see the Project 136 shirts starting to show up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Can't wait to see what kind of a recruiter he is. I would love for both D. Harris and G. Campbell to commit soon. I think they will be amazing recruiters.

      Delete
    2. I can see G. Campbell committing soon, not sure about D. Harris

      Delete
    3. I think Harris commits before Campbell.

      Delete
  4. Does anybody know where Jon Runyan played in the pros or why he is living in PA?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He played for the Oilers, Titans when they moved from Houston, and the Eagles. And that's why he lives in P.A.

      Delete