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 ETBy 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." "[My grandpa] always talked about how power football and power running, downhill, four yards a carry, that sort of thing, that has always been Michigan's M.O.," Shallman said. "That's really what Michigan football is about. That's really what football is about, smashing heads."
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