Christian Pace Goes Blue

The Michigan Wolverines have added their 12th commitment of the class of 2010, according to both premium sites. OH OL Christian Pace (6-3, 260, 5.7) has pledged his word to become a Michigan Wolverine in February. Pace is the first offensive lineman to commit in the class.

Recruiting Notes
Michigan fans have known about Pace for quite some time, as he was among the earlier offensive linemen offered post-signing day. He received an offer in early April, and almost immediately hit campus for the Wolverines’ spring game. Though he spoke effusively about his trip to Ann Arbor, a visit to Northwestern “wowed” him, so fans weren’t sure how sincere his interest in Michigan was. A return trip to the University of Michigan, however, sealed the deal. He went home without committing, but the premium sites mentioned that his timetable might accelerate considerably. Accelerate it did, and he phoned Rich Rodriguez today to share the good word.

Player Notes
Pace is currently a little undersized for an offensive lineman, at just 260 pounds. However, he has a big frame, and will be able to pack on enough muscle to compete well at the college level. He is likely to be an interior line prospect with his height limiting his ability to play on the outside. Pace is very aggressive and nasty with his blocks, and shows an ability to get to the second level of defenders. His strength and technique are pretty good for a high school player, especially one with the low weight that he currently carries. When he teams up with Barwis upon arriving in Ann Arbor, he could be converted into a beast. One big knock on Pace is his pass protection. His high school apparently has a predominantly running scheme, and he’ll have to improve in protection. Pace is a 3-star prospect to both recruiting services.


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3 Comments so far

  1. 1M1Ucla says...

    I don’t know who coaches Avon Lake’s offensive line, but they block way downfield and hold their blocks for a loooooonnnggggg time. Whew! Playing DT, LB or Safety against those guys would be a pile of no fun!

    Looks like Christian has some serious nastiness, or a least a need to dominate.

  2. GregGoBlue says...

    Love this kids nastiness. You can’t teach desire, and that’s what RR and staff are looking for in a kid. Great get for RR, as all our O-linemen under him have been so far. Big ups to Coach Frey for being the man.

  3. Jack Tripper says...

    Road Paver!!!!


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