|Blake Bars (#67)|
Weight: 275 lbs.
High school: Nashville (TN) Montgomery Bell
Jersey number: N/A
Position: Offensive tackle
Last year: Bars was in high school.
Final TTB Rating: 62
In my opinion, Bars is the most likely freshman to redshirt. Michigan doesn't have much depth on the offensive line, but there are guys who are more highly touted and physically more ready to play. There was some chatter at one point that Bars might play center due to a lack of depth at the position, but offensive line coach Darrell Funk stated on national signing day that he didn't think any of the incoming freshman linemen would have the ability to play center.
Unfortunately for Bars, he arrives at Michigan with some highly touted guys competing at his position, and the class of 2013 also looks to be pretty solid on the offensive line. Competition is going to be stiff, and I'm not sure Bars will be able to get or stay ahead of the other guys. Regardless, when you've got a 4-star recruit with no serious and apparent shortcomings, that bodes well for your team's performance.