Name: Eric Olson
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height & Weight: 6’7” 265 lbs.
High School: Buckingham Browne & Nichols (MA)
His coach John Papas (boston.espn.com): “He’s an incredible athlete for an offensive lineman. He came to us as a basketball player. He was skinny and extremely raw, but I think he’s become one of the best linemen on the East Coast.”
Sean O’Connell UMGoBlog.com: “At first glance Eric looks like a big tight end out there. He is very athletic for a kid his size and runs very well for a kid that is 6’7”. Olson does a great job of getting downfield to the second level of the defense. He is a very aggressive run blocker and also has pretty quick feet as well. Eric is a bit of a sleeper at this point, but has the skills to be a good player. I expect him to be a three star kid by the end of the year.”
Scouts Inc., ESPN.com: “Olson displays the explosion and playing strength necessary to dominate as a run blocker against his present level of opposition. Has the size and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the major level of competition … Olson may need some time and perhaps a red shirt year to add bulk to his frame while polishing his technical skills; once accomplished he should have a long and productive career at the BCS level of play.”
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I will no longer predict a lull in recruiting as long as Brady Hoke is the coach of this team. Anthony Standifer made it up to AA on Wednesday for a visit and made a surprise commitment to the Wolverines. Standifer was a bit of a sleeper up until a few weeks ago when Michigan offered him. He’s a good sized kid at 6’1” and should be a nice compliment to Terry Richardson on the other side. Michigan legacy recruit Allen Gant also made his pledge to the Wolverines this week. Gant has been one of the top player in Ohio since his freshman year and will be a strong safety for the Wolverines. Michigan was actually expecting New Yorker Wayne Morgan to commit as well, but that never materialized. It seems that the two parties have gone their separate ways and both will look elsewhere.
Sam Webb wrote in the Detroit News a great piece about the effects of the firing of Jim Tressel will have on some Ohio recruits.
The Bleacher Report talks about the same thing.
Scout.com’s Allen Trieu gives his thoughts on recent Michigan commits Allen Gant and Anthony Standifer in his Midwest Recruiting Notebook.
TomVH of MGOBLOG reports that Cali DT Aziz Shittu has reopened his recruitment and Michigan might get a visit.
In older news, Adolphus Washington names his top 5. He and his teammate Dwayne Stanford would like to attend the same school and will be visiting Michigan sometime soon.
Georgia defensive end Jordan Jenkins recently said that he might visit Michigan. A week later he reports that he’ll stick closer to home ($ scout.com).
Jehu Chesson (WR) – 6’3” 175 lbs. Ladue, MO.
Eric Olson (OT) – 6’6” 265 lbs. Cambridge, MA
Jake Rodrigues – Oregon.
Michael Starts – Texas Tech.