Michigan Football: Wolverines ensure depth by adding walk-on QB

Michigan adds walk-on to ensure depth at QB

6/20/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

When Russell Bellomy went down with an ACL injury earlier this spring, so did Michigan's overall depth at quarterback—two freshmen (Brian Cleary and Shane Morris) are listed as Devin Gardner's backups.Blog Photo - Michigan Football: Wolverines ensure depth by adding walk-on QB

This is why Brady Hoke went out and added walk-on Garrett Moores from Detroit Catholic Central on Wednesday.

WolverineNation's Tom Vanharren tweeted the news first, while Moores confirmed by saying he's "officially a Michigan Wolverines football player."

Not only is the move smart and necessary, but Michigan is getting a solid athlete and great teammate in the process. It's almost a little puzzling why Moores didn't receive any significant scholarship offers, but I'm sure Hoke is  more than happy to have him fall into his lap.

Moores is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound pro-style quarterback with good mobility to stretch and create plays. He has above-average arm strength and decent technique, but has a strong command on the field, great football IQ and really has a grasp on the game.

While 247Sports and Scout.com does not have ratings for him, MaxPreps listed Moores as the No. 3 overall quarterback in the state of Michigan for the class of 2013 (No. 136 nationally).

Moores led Catholic Central to the 2012 Division 1 state championship in a losing effort to Detroit Cass Tech, where he passed for 221 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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2/20/14   |   thiagodaluz7

Well I really can't think of a better way to add depth. I've heard great things about Moores' personality and there's no doubt as to his athleticism. Michigan is has a winner, there. Thiago | http://fridaynightohio.com