Signing Day Capsule: QB Zach Gentry

Michigan's second quarterback in the 2015 class is New Mexico 4-star Zach Gentry.

Zach Gentry


A long time verbal commitment to Texas, Gentry comes from a small school in the state of New Mexico, putting up big numbers as a prep quarterback. Souring on the Longhorns late in the process after Gentry believed a change in philosophy would take place from an offensive standpoint in Austin, the Wolverines were sort of in the right place at the right time. Jim Harbaugh and Jedd Fisch made the first impression on Gentry, the NFL experience both have at the position standing out mightily to the four-star signal caller. Officially visiting Michigan prior to signing day, Gentry committed during a Michigan basketball game.


“Gentry is an intriguing quarterback with NFL size but surprising mobility for a big man. He has a downfield arm and can make every throw but also shows the ability, when flushed out of the pocket, to run for positive yards. He looks to have a good feel in the pocket and doesn't panic when the rush comes at him. He can keep his eyes down the field and throws an accurate ball whether in or outside of the pocket.” – national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins


“The people I’d say. The coaches, the players and the community, all three aspects were just…everybody was just so friendly and it just felt like home and everybody was accepting. A lot of times when you take visits, you go and there is kind of an edge. It is just kind of different. When I was there, everybody was friendly, everybody was welcoming from the players to the coaches and the community for sure.” Zach Gentry


Gentry is 6-foot-6, 238-pounds and claims to run a 4.5 40-yard dash to go with a big arm. Playing against lesser competition at the high school level hurts his ranking but his physical tools and skills cannot be denied. Looking for players that can make all of the throws and possibly extend plays with their legs, Gentry appears to be a nice fit for Michigan’s offensive approach.

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