Michigan recruits shining at Big 33

Keith Heitzman

Three future Wolverines have invaded "Chocolate Town" this week for the 54th annual Big 33 Classic, a football game that features the best 33 players from Ohio and Pennsylvania competing against each other. Frank Clark, Antonio Poole, and Keith Heitzman, all hailing from Ohio, will do their best to represent the Maize N Blue tonight.

Frank Clark, Antonio Poole, and Keith Heitzman, all hailing from Ohio, will do their best to represent the Maize N Blue tonight. GBW has attended practice this week, and provides a breakdown of each player.

Keith Heitzman DE/TE Hilliard Davidson HS

Mostly likely the one incoming freshmen that Michigan fans know little to nothing about. Heitzman quickly proved to be one of the better players here despite the lack of notoriety coming into this event. He's been consistent, giving great effort on every snap of the ball. When talking with Ohio coaches about Heitzman they mention the word "motor". It's his motor that has caused him to be so disruptive coming off the edge although he's also done some damage working inside out. He uses his hands well, and has surprising strength at the point attack. This is no one trick pony, as Weitzman's pass catching skills have earned some time on the offensive side of the ball, getting a number of reps at tight end and H-Back positions.

Antonio Poole LB Winton Woods HS

This is a young man that many people like, not only for his view on the Buckeyes, but for the fact that he doesn't hesitate to stick his head into any oncoming collisions. Poole has enough skill and savvy to be a three down linebacker. He's a sideline to sideline guy that does a good job of taking proper angles to the football. Poole lacks great size so he may get caught up in the wash from time to time; fortunately, he does a great job of disengaging after initial contact.

Frank Clark SS/LB Glennville HS

He didn't get on the field until day four for various reasons. In the two live practices Clark participated in, he really got after it, wreaking havoc in every way possible. After working out at safety for awhile, the Ohio coaches made a phone call to Michigan to see where Clark fits best. Because of his size/speed combo, expect to see him roaming the field as a defensive end and line linebacker.

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