Redshirt freshmen step onto the field every year after spending the previous season watching and learning. Sometimes they are buried on the depth chart and other times they are not mentally or physically ready to play Division 1 Football. This week we will be counting down our Top 7 Impact Redshirt Freshmen. Coming in at 7th, Jordan Paskorz committed to Michigan as a consensus 3-star prospect by Rivals, Scout & ESPN as part of Rich Rodriguez’s 2010 class. When asked why he chose to come to Ann Arbor, he said it was meeting Rich Rodriguez:
“That’s basically what sealed the deal. The first time I went up there this year [in April], I didn’t get to meet him. This time I talked to him and I really felt like he wanted me there.”
He chose Michigan over offers from Pittsburgh, Virginia & Minnesota. In 2010, Scouts Inc. said of Paskorz:
“Paskorz is a football player who will offer some versatility as a defender at the college level. At the high school level he plays from a "two" point stance and could be considered as an outside linebacker / defensive end hybrid prospect in the right fit. Overall, we feel he will fit best more as a traditional defensive end. He could be asked to play from a "two" point, but seems best suited to play near the line of scrimmage in an attacking fashion.. Paskorz is a solid defender with good size potential and a workman type style of play. He will offer some versatility, but will likely be best utilized playing with his hand on the ground.”
During his recruitment, Paskorz was told by Greg Robinson he would be playing the same position as Craig Roh. Without hearing anything about him during the spring, I agree with Magnus over at Touch The Banner that he will most likely be a special teams contributor this season. High School highlights:
What do you think Paskorz will play this season and who do you think will be next in our countdown?