Weight: 245 lbs.
High school: Novi (MI) Catholic Central
Position: Running back
Jersey number: #33
Last year: Shallman was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 65.
Shallman committed to Michigan in February 2012, joining his former teammate Matt Godin as a Wolverine. Michigan's coaching staff offered him as a running back, despite a reported size of 6'3" and 245 lbs.; information has since indicated that he was more like 225 lbs., which makes the tailback position a little more feasible. But throughout the recruiting process, Michigan fans have been contemplating whether he'll play running back, fullback, H-back, tight end, defensive end, or outside linebacker.
I have taken some heat from various corners of the internet for discounting Shallman's chances of making an impact at tailback. It's extremely rare that a guy who is 6'3" and 225 lbs. coming out of high school ends up as an impact college runner, let alone if he's closer to 245. I do think he can play tailback in certain situations, such as short yardage and goal line spots. However, I also think he'll have some other talented runners to beat out in the coming years, including a higher rated, more explosive player in the form of Derrick Green, who happens to be about 220 lbs. himself. Shallman should be able to redshirt while the coaches figure out where he fits best.