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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue Wyatt Shallman Could Provide U-M With A Versatile Option Shallman played as both a running back and a defensive lineman during his prep career. photo by lon horwedel It���s not every day that a player comes in who could be equally successful at running back, fullback, tight end or defensive end ��� but that seems to be the case with Novi (Mich.) Detroit Catholic Central athlete Wyatt Shallman. The 6-3, 245-pound Shallman played running back and defensive tackle/end throughout his Shamrocks career. When a hamstring injury limited his physical ability as a senior, he played along the defensive line almost exclusively. So, unlike for many of the Wolverines��� 2013 signees, Shallman���s future position is still a little uncertain. Although Detroit Catholic Central coach Tom Mach believes Shallman is best suited for a pass-rushing defensive end role, Shallman and the Michigan coaches think he will be most effective on the offensive side of the ball. Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson wants to be able to utilize all of Shallman���s various talents as a runner, a pass catcher and a blocker. So

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