Michigan’s philosophy on recruiting quarterbacks is simple and clear… try to bring in one top notch signal caller each year. That need has already been met in the 2013 class with Warren De La Salle star, Shane Morris. The five-star gun-slinger’s commitment has cleared the way for the Wolverines to devote some of their recruiting attention to courting their 2014 QB targets. One of those targets is Beaver Falls (PA) Blackhawk QB, Chandler Kincade. The Keystone State star made his way to Ann Arbor a few weeks ago and was blown away by the experience.
“It was unreal,” Kincade said regarding his time at Michigan. “It was really cool. I actually had a meeting with Coach Borges – just him, myself, and my dad. We just talked things over, and he was real upfront. I really liked that about him because he basically told me, here’s what we think of you, here’s where we think you could fit in our program, and he just laid it out for me, so it was nice. It was really nice.”
While he still considers himself a Pitt commitment, Kincade is determined to evaluate a number of programs to make sure he settles on the best fit. One of the factors that will be closely evaluated is style play. Though clearly open to playing in a passing spread (as evidenced by his commitment to former Pitt coach Todd Graham), Kincade fancies himself as a prototypical drop back passer. That makes Michigan’s planned migration to a pro-style offense extremely appealing.
Said Kincade, “(Borges) actually said that right now that they have Denard, so he’s going to play to his talents and abilities, but after that, they’re going to be focused on taking pro type quarterbacks who they can run the plays for, instead of having to run like spread type plays for Denard or something like that.”
The Maize & Blue didn’t extend an offer during the visit, but they made it clear that they plan to closely monitor his growth.
“(Michigan and Michigan State) both said they want to see me progress because I’m so young right now,” Kincade explained. “They both said they’d like to see me come up to camps, maybe spring practices this off-season, and then see my junior year and how that goes. Then they’ll feel more comfortable with (offering). They said they want to figure out more about what kind of person I am before they offer me a scholarship."
“I definitely am going to try to camp at both.”
Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine for more on Chandler Kincade in the coming weeks an months.