Weight: 270 lbs.
High school: Baltimore (MD) Gilman
Position: Defensive tackle
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Poggi was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 79.
Spurning SEC schools Alabama and Tennessee, Poggi committed to Michigan in June 2012. He went on to play in the Under Armour All-America Game and did pretty well there. There was some hand wringing near the end of the recruiting process over Poggi, because he decided to visit the Crimson Tide and stopped talking to the media for a while. He and his father/high school coach Biff indicated that the visit was more of a chance to see teammates, but I have a suspicion that Henry was waffling on his commitment a little bit.
Regardless, Poggi signed with the Wolverines and will now look to jump into the fray. He's not the biggest defensive tackle around - especially right now - but I think he could play three defensive line positions at some point: nose tackle, 3-tech defensive tackle, and/or strongside end. As a freshman, his best bet to see the field would probably be 5-tech defensive end, but there are a few older guys to surge past if he wants to play. My guess is that he will spend this year watching.