Fisch Impressed With U-M's WR Group

Wide receiver coach Jedd Fisch likes what he's seeing from his wide receivers early on in spring camp. Read about it inside.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- On Tuesday, Jedd Fisch got his first opportunity to see Michigan's wide receivers in action with full pads.

And so far, he likes what he's seeing on the field.

"I think that we got some size," Fisch said, who is entering his first season as U-M's WR coach. "I think we have strength. I think we have catching ability. We have some guy who have instincts. We have speed. But we also have quickness.

"Now what we have to do is get them to understand, to really grasp everything we are asking them to do. When they do that, they'll go from thinking to just playing. And when they're not thinking and able to just go. Like they do when you just tell them what they have rather than just process the whole play."

One player that stuck individually was senior wide out Amara Darboh, says Fisch.

"Today was the first day we were able to see him go full go -- and he was exciting," Fisch said of Darboh. "I hadn't seen him. I had heard about him. He's a good football player."

Another standout amongst the talented group is early freshman enrollee, Brian Cole.

"He should be a senior in high school," Fisch said of Cole. "He goes out there and I tell him, 'Your ball skills are just unbelievable. When you actually know what you're doing, it's going to be unreal.' He makes plays that are just tremendous. So right now he's just kind of figuring it all out, being on a college field."

Cole, who was rated a four-star prospect out of Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage, has transitioned well to his primary position of wide receiver. And part of that reason is his ability to play running back, which is where he learned the skills as a high school player.

"They have an ability to see the field in a certain manor," Fisch said of receivers who used to play running back. "They have an ability to use their peripheral vision in a certain way. That when you're runner you have to run different way than a wide out, when you're in space like a wide receiver.

"So he's just kind of going through all of that. He's one of those guys," ssys Firsh on Cole's running skills.

Michigan will play its annual spring game on April 4.

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