Michigan offers scholarship, gets commitment from 2013 long snapper Scott Sypniewski
Never one to ignore special teams, Michigan football coach Brady Hoke has added another weapon to the all-important third phase of the game.
The Wolverines snagged a commitment from long snapper Scott Sypniewski, now the 21st member of Michigan's top-ranked 2013 class.
The news was confirmed via Twitter by Sypniewski's personal long-snapping coach, Chris Rubio, who runs Rubio Long Snapping.
Scout.com and Rivals.com also confirmed the report.
Sypniewski will be on full athletic scholarship, according to both Rubio and TheWolverine.com.
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Sypniewski will be a senior next season at Marquette High School in Ottawa, Ill.
Sypniewski already has one Michigan tie. He hails from the same hometown as former Michigan tight end/fullback Aaron Shea.
Michigan currently has its long snapper position filled by junior Jareth Glanda, but will need to replace the position in 2014.
The spot seemed to be saved for Taybor Pepper, a former Saline High School long snapper who had accepted a preferred walk-on spot in Michigan's 2012 class.
But instead of snapping in Ann Arbor next season, Pepper will do so in East Lansing. Mark Dantonio and the Spartans offered him a full scholarship -- which he accepted.
Tyler Tokarsky from Fenton High School is also a preferred walk-on long snapper who will join the Wolverines this season.