Signing Day Capsule: Devin Funchess

GoBlueWolverine.com Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2012


Devin Funchess is the fourth commitment in the Wolverines 2012 recruiting class. Get up to date on his recruitment and learn more about this tight end prospect.

Devin Funchess
Tight End 6-4/205/4.80
Harrison HS (Farmington Hills, MI)
NR: **** - Position Rank: 8

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His Recruiting Story
The Farmington Hills Hawks have provided a steady stream of players to one of the Wolverines rivals, Michigan State, as of late, so when Funchess broke the mold and gave his pledge to Michigan it was a major coup for Brady Hoke. During his junior campaign Devin averaged 20.8 yards per catch, and his wide receiver speed while playing tight-end made him a difficult matchup for defensive backs. He caught the attention of many college scouts. At the Midwest showcase he continued to garner attention and show excellent ball catching skills. His efforts saw the Hawks win the 2010 Michigan State championship, and his 17 catches for 384 yards and four touchdowns saw the team play deep into the playoffs in his senior campaign. Though the Wolverines were his first offer and ultimate destination, he also racked up scholarship offers from Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, and of course Michigan State.

His Commitment Comments
"I was just thinking about how they been treating me, how I fit in ... how I feel comfortable up there ... and I just decided to go ahead and commit".

GoBlueWolverine Commentary.
Devin has excellent hands, shows fluidness in his route running and is a rangy player with long limbs that allows him to make plays on the ball at its highest point. He is to skinny to come in at tight-end and play immediately, but he the frame at 6’4” to add some weight; however, with Michigan going to a pro-style offense and with lack of tall receivers on the squad, attrition, and graduation we would not be surprised to see him play wide receiver. Great receiver and a great athlete who can go up and make tough catches. He shows he can go high to catch passes over top of defenders and has the body control to adjust to passes. Has solid speed and ability to separate as well as run after the catch ability. Right now, he's really a big wide receiver, and will have to add strength and physicality to his game to grow into more of a true tight end - Allen Trieu.


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