Prospect Watch: 2017 LB Tanner Motz

St. Johns (Mich.) 2017 LB Tanner Motz talks his development, upcoming camp and more.

Only a freshman, Tanner Motz made his presence known in the Pylon 7v7 at Youngstown State this past weekend.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder was in the middle of the action all afternoon, displaying unique athleticism for a linebacker.

"I think I did well here at the 7on7, and I did better on cover-two and in man coverage," Motz said.. "I only played in three varsity games last year at the end of the year, so I don't think any colleges know about me at all. I do get emails regarding camps."

Motz, who plays at St. John (Mich.) High, says he plans on camping at Michigan this summer to show the U-M coaching staff his full arsenal of skills.

"Just my athleticism and how I can move," Motz said. "(How I can) stop the run. How I get in my pass drops and everything."

Growing up in Michigan, Motz says he has watched the Wolverines from a far.

"I think they got a good program," Motz said the Wolverines. "I have watched them quite a bit. I like their linebackers and what they do. I just like the program."

Motz says he will be looking for certain characteristics on his visit to Michigan's campus.

"Just the overall feel of the campus. The coaches and how I get along with them. I want to check out their facilities and everything."


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