Weight: 210 lbs.
High school: Sylvania (OH) Southview
Position: Strong safety
Jersey number: #12
Last year: Gant was in high school. He had 66 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 1 interception.
Allen Gant is a big, strapping safety who - if the above measurements are accurate - already has the size to play in college. He's the son of a former Michigan defensive back, which probably bodes well for his attitude and dedication. However, Gant seems to be a little short on speed and doesn't appear to be a great "athlete." Of course, Michigan's current starting strong safety, Jordan Kovacs, has done well despite being somewhat limited athletically, so maybe the current coaching staff can use Gant appropriately, too.
Kovacs is entrenched as the starter at SS, and his backup is likely junior Marvin Robinson, who has the physical skills to be good but needs to keep his head on straight. Michigan doesn't necessarily need a third strong safety to be ready, but Gant and redshirt sophomore Josh Furman might compete for playing time if necessary. Gant also has a chance to see time on coverage teams. If there are no injuries or departures at the safety spots, Gant should be able to redshirt and then be a backup to Robinson in 2013.