Friday, November 23, 2012

Recruit Tracker: Wyatt Shallman

Wyatt Shallman with Tom VanHaaren
August 24, 2012: Shallman's Novi (MI) Catholic Central team beat Detroit (MI) Cody by a score of 35-0. Shallman had 4 carries for 50 yards and 1 touchdown, along with 8 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 sack on defense.

August 31, 2012: Catholic Central lost to Toledo (OH) Whitmer by a score of 19-7.  The running back/defensive end had 7 tackles and 2 tackles for loss but missed some time with cramps.  Shallman's team is now 1-1 on the year.

September 8, 2012:  Catholic Central lost to Cincinnati (OH) Moeller by a score of 61-33.  Shallman did not play due to an injury sustained in practice.  Catholic Central is now 1-2 on the year.

September 14, 2012:  Catholic Central ended their two game losing streak by beating up on Lincoln (Ontario) Niagara Academy, 42-0. No statistics appear to be available for Shallman, who may still be nicked up. Catholic Central faces off against Warren De La Salle next week. The Shamrocks are now 2-2.

September 23, 2012:  Catholic Central edged a Morris-less Warren De La Salle, 31-30, in overtime.  Shallman did not play for the third straight game due to injury and was described as "frequently hobbled the last two years," but expected back "before the end of the season."  The Shamrocks are now 3-2.

September 29, 2012:  Catholic Central won their third game in a row on Saturday, beating University of Detroit Jesuit by a score of 42-6.  Shallman had 6 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception, which was returned for 20 yards.  According to his twitter account, Shallman is "watching Rice film" getting ready for Birmingham (MI) Brother Rice next week.  Detroit Catholic Central is now 4-2.

October 6, 2012:  Catholic Central was defeated by Birmingham (MI) Brother Rice by a score of 20-14.  Shallman had eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.  Things only get harder for Shallman and Catholic Central, as they host 6-1 Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's next week.  Catholic Central is now 4-3.

October 12, 2012:  Catholic Central won impressively, 35-13, over Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's.  No statistics appear to be available for Shallman, but Ace put together a scouting report from the game.  The Shamrocks are now 5-3.

October 20, 2012: Catholic Central lost to Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's by a score of 27-10.  The Shamrocks are now 5-4.

October 26, 2012: Catholic Central beat Hartland (MI) Hartland by a score of 21-15. The Shamrocks are now 6-4.

November 2, 2012: Catholic Central beat Walled Lake (MI) Northern by a score of 45-17.  Catholic Central is now 7-4.

November 10, 2012: Catholic Central beat Plymouth (MI) Plymouth by a score of 28-7.  Shallman had 7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 sack.  Catholic Central is now 8-4.

November 17, 2012: Catholic Central beat Rockford (MI) Rockford by a score of 40-17.  Shallman had a 1-yard touchdown run and 6 tackles.  Catholic Central is now 9-4.


  1. Not trying to be a pessimist, but if Shallman is supposed to be this big, bruising tailback, why has he been hurt for extensive periods of time going against kids who probably average 180 lbs...

    Looks like Shallman is going to need to spend some serious time in the weight room

    1. I'm more excited about him than Godin though. I agree with you, I don't think he's going to be a running back. DE or fullback seems like his ultimate destination.

  2. Blind leading the blind and quoting other blind people to boot.

    1. No one is "leading" any one. The article's linked. Decide for yourself what to make of it.

    2. Brother Rice is now 4-3 or is CC 4-3?