Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2015 Butkus Award Watch List

The 2015 Butkus Award Watch List was released on Tuesday morning (LINK). There are two Michigan players on the list, along with some other notable players:

Joe Bolden - LB - Michigan
De'Vondre Campbell - LB - Minnesota
Su'a Cravens - LB - USC*
Kris Frost - LB - Auburn*
Darien Harris - LB - Michigan State
Jordan Jenkins - LB - Georgia*
Peter Kalambayi - LB - Stanford*
Raekwon McMillan - LB - Ohio State
Mason Monheim - LB - Illinois
Joshua Perry - LB - Ohio State
James Ross III - LB - Michigan
Anthony Sarao - LB - USC*
Jaylon Smith - LB - Notre Dame*
Jason Wittingham - LB - Utah

Bolden started 12 games last season for Michigan and made 102 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 pass breakup. Ross started 7 games last year and made 32 tackles and 3 tackles for loss. Both players are seniors.

*Offered by Michigan


  1. 2 OSU LB's listed not named Darron Lee? I thought Lee was the best LB on the field in the final two games last year - kid is amazing in space.

  2. I remember Su'a Cravens name from when Michigan was recruiting him. Was he originally recruited as a safety out of high school?

  3. It's too bad we couldn't keep Kris Frost. He's turned into a solid player for Auburn.

    1. RR was going to take him as a receiver, IIRC. He wanted to play receiver. Coaching change lost us Kris Frost, Dee Hart, and didn't help our chances with Sammy Watkins.

      What a class that would've been..