Jr. FB Vince Helmuth Explains His Commitment

The junior Saline Fullback tells GoBlueWolverine what he did, and why he did it.

"This is what I have been working toward," 6-foot-1, 250-pound fullback Vince Helmuth told GoBlueWolverine Saturday evening. "To get an offer from Michigan."

A year ago Helmuth was a smallish, stock defensive lineman who was seen at most of the 2004 Michigan games.

But this fall, month by month, Helmuth was changing physically -- getting lighter and into better and better condition. By winter he'd transformed himself into a rock-solid fullback.

And then he went down to the U.S. Army all-American Junior Combine in San Antonio, Texas, and did an very good 24 bench press reps of 185 pounds and, even better, ran an excellent 4.34 second shuttle.

His physical transformation was complete.

"It was lots of time spent in the weight room," his father chimed in.

And Vince knew that there was no reason to wait when he got his chance to commit at the Michigan Junior Day today.

"Michigan isn't taking any fullbacks in their current recruiting class. I've been keeping close track of that. So this is my chance."

As a player comparison, think: Kevin Dudley.

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