Freshman Craig Roh will be a factor at 'quick' end position for Michigan football team
Add defensive end Craig Roh to the list of true freshmen expected to have an impact for Michigan this year.
While Brandon Herron is expected to start at the new "quick" end position, the hybrid linebacker/defensive end in coordinator Greg Robinson's scheme, Roh cemented his spot the playing group when backup Marell Evans left the team earlier this month.
Converted tight end Steve Watson is the only other "quick" end on the roster, but Roh's explosiveness makes him a favorite to see the field early.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., native had 16 1/2 sacks last year, when he was named Arizona's Gatorade Player of the Year.
"I would call him raw," defensive tackle Ryan Van Bergen said. "I think he needs to kind of learn that there’s a lot more scheming involved in college football. The athleticism he possess, he can be an excellent player. He’s got to gain a little weight, but from what I’ve seen he can really rush the passer and he’s very skilled at that."