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Shallman eager to play power football

2013 commitment got what he wanted when Michigan recruited him as a running back

Updated: March 2, 2012, 11:12 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
NOVI, Mich. -- Running back commit Wyatt Shallman (Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) moved from Michigan to Singapore to New Jersey back to Michigan for his father's job -- John Shallman is an executive for a medical device company -- all before he was 12.

So when Michigan coach Brady Hoke started showing interest in the 6-foot-3, 250-pound back, his parents thought it would be a good idea to introduce him to the history of Michigan football. His mother, Barb, who grew up a Wolverines fan, went out and bought a DVD showcasing the best games of "The Rivalry."