Profile for 2012 U of M Commit Tom Strobel

  • Name: Tom Strobel
  • Position: DE
  • Height & Weight: 6’6” 250 lbs.
  • High School: Mentor (OH)
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HIGHLIGHTS

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ANALYSIS

Sean O’Connell, UMGoBlog.com: “Tom is one of my favorite DE’s in the 2012 class. He has an extremely high motor and never, ever gives up on a play. At 6’6” he has the size to potentially play at around 280 pounds or so. Strobel is a very solid tackler and has pretty good technique for a high school kid. He needs to work on his quickness and strength a little bit, but Strobel has the skills to be a special player.”

Bill Greene, Scout.com: “The first thing that sticks out about him is that he passes the eye test easily," said Greene. "He is a true 6-6, with long arms, and probably weighs 240 pounds. He could probably carry another 30-35 pounds easily on that frame. I think he has the chance to maybe be great someday. I think he’s a guy who is kind of growing into his body right now. He is just 17 years old and has got another year of high school left. I think his best football is three to four years ahead of us."

QUOTES

On his commitment (cleveland.com): “It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. It was everything I could ask for. The campus, it was great. The academics fit. Plus, it was close to home."

On Michigan: First and foremost I picked Michigan because of their academics. It’s also close to home which is great for me and my family. I love the new staff. They know what they are doing to turn things around in Ann Arbor. Plus, I always felt at home there. You feel like family already. You feel the warmth and comfort with the coaches and players.”

STATS

YEAR TEAM TACK SACKS 40 TIME
2010 (Jr.) Mentor 32 2 N/A

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