Redshirt freshman tight end Luke Schoonmaker has only caught two passes for 54 yards and a touchdown in his Michigan career but he's playing more this year than he probably thought he would.
The 6-6, 242-pounder was thrust into action when senior Sean McKeon went down with a knee injury and has performed pretty well. He hasn't been a liability blocking and has show the ability to catch the ball naturally and turn into a runner. He opened up about what he's done with his opportunity and also touched on his development as a tight end.
Schoonmaker's story is an interesting one. In high school, he was a dual-threat quarterback and wide receiver more than he was tight end but that didn't keep the Wolverines from offering him.
As a high schooler, Schoonmaker was viewed as a high-upside prospect because of his height, speed and lanky frame. He stuck out to the Michigan coaches during a satellite camp because of his ability to run and hurt defenses in a variety of ways.
Jim Harbaugh loves players like Schoonmaker because of their versatile background and that seems to be paying off early in the young tight end's career. He hasn't been productive yet but he's showing flashes of what could make him a very reliable weapon down the line.
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