|Vic Enwere (image via Fort Bend Star)|
Weight: 213 lbs.
High school: Sugar Land (TX) Fort Bend Austin
Position: Running back
Notes: Holds offers from California, Colorado, Duke, Houston, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, North Texas, Rice, SMU, Utah, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin . . . Committed to Cal on June 17 . . . As a junior in 2012, had 210 carries for 1,509 yards and 16 touchdowns, plus 8 receptions for 140 yards . . . As a senior in 2013, currently has 2,266 yards and 32 touchdowns . . . ESPN 3-star, 78 grade, #58 RB . . . Rivals 3-star, #47 RB . . . Scout 3-star, #52 RB . . . 247 Sports 3-star, 85 grade, #65 RB
Strengths: Solid frame with good lower body strength . . . Keeps shoulders square to line of scrimmage and defenders . . . Difficult to bring down on first contact . . . Shows nice vision and patience to find the hole and cutback lanes . . . Displays good footwork in backfield . . . Carries ball high and tight . . . Protects ball in traffic . . . Shows nifty feet in the hole . . . Catches ball well on screens and flares
Weaknesses: Lacks any kind of breakaway speed . . . Not quick enough to elude third- and sometimes second-level defenders . . . Lacks burst to pull away after contact and cuts, allowing trailers to bring him down
Projection: Running back. Enwere looks like a college running back right now or maybe even the type of guy who turns into an inside linebacker with some added weight. He lacks the breakaway speed to be an elite running back at the college level, and while a lot of running backs aren't faster than defensive backs, my biggest concern for Enwere's future is he looks like he might be overmatched in the quickness department by a lot of college linebackers. He should be able to fight for extra yardage after contact, but he will probably be limited to running between the tackles. Enwere is the type of player who can be a solid backup because of how hard he runs, but if he's your feature back, your offense is going to be limited.
Reminds me of: Max Martin
Likelihood of coming to Michigan: Enwere is currently committed to Cal but has expressed interest in visiting Michigan. Prior to the tender, he stated that he would not visit Michigan unless they offered. It's tough to pull kids out of Texas, but the Wolverines are arguably the best offer he has.