Saturday, June 7, 2014

2014 Season Countdown: #72 Noah Furbush

Noah Furbush
Name: Noah Furbush
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 240 lbs.
High school: Kenton (OH) Kenton
Position: Linebacker
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Furbush was a senior in high school. He made 102 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 3 fumble recoveries. He was a 247 Composite 3-star, the #40 outside linebacker, and #519 overall.
Final TTB Rating: 64

Furbush is one of the more under-the-radar recruits in the 2014 class. He had a decent offer list (Michigan State, Northwestern, Tennessee) and didn't talk much to the media while playing for a successful small-town school in Kenton. The Wolverines recruited him as a middle linebacker even though most of his high school film shows him playing off the edge, and almost everyone assumed he would be an outside linebacker or a defensive end at the next level. The MIKE position makes a little more sense if Michigan sticks with the Over defense, but even so, Furbush looks like a kid who might be too big and ends up as a weakside end. Michigan's coaching staff has made a habit of playing young linebackers, and Furbush is more physically ready than a couple of the other guys. He could feasibly be the third-string middle linebacker if he beats out classmate Michael Ferns III.

Prediction: Redshirt


  1. Furbush should be a rush end

  2. If he plays this year, I'd consider him a linebacker going forward. Wouldn't surprise me if he was another example of a 'burned red-shirt to play special teams".

    However, if the coaches see him as a linemen, I'd guess he redshirts to bulk up.