Learn more about 2016 Michigan tight end signee Nick Eubanks and his journey to Ann Arbor.

Learn more about 2016 Michigan tight end signee Nick Eubanks and his journey to Ann Arbor.


His Recruiting Story:

Deep in the heart of the SEC, Nick Eubanks is a typical modern day tight end with great size and athleticism. Although schools like the in-state Florida Gators heavily pursued Eubanks, the coaching and opportunity staring at him with Michigan in Ann Arbor became enough to land his signature for the Wolverines. The development of the tight end position under Jim Harbaugh also contributing to his decision.

Scouting Report:

A tight end with a great frame and the ability to play on the line or to be flexed out. Has great length, he knows how to extend for the football, and he can use that to his advantage. He will fill out, add weight, and get stronger. Solid blocker, but can get better at the point of attack. More comfortable now flexed as a big wide receiver going out for passes. Has good athleticism. Solid hands, but he can be more consistent there.

Why Michigan?

With programs such as Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Georgia all very interested in Eubanks down the stretch of his commitment, Michigan's ability to sneak in and steal one from the south is an impressive feat. Jake Butt's monster junior season undoubtedly played a role for Eubanks, an athlete that should be able to add muscle at the next level, potentially serving as a pass catching threat in the middle of the Wolverines offense.

Bottom Line:

Eubanks joins the early enrolled tight end Sean McKeon already in Ann Arbor, adding to an already deep position for Jay Harbaugh. With multiple double tight end sets and jumbo packages for Michigan, Eubanks should have no issue earning playing time.


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