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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Jeremy Luchau, one of the moderators at, was kind enough to answer a few questions on new Michigan commitment Avery Horn:

What are his particular strengths and weaknesses?

Avery is a quick (4.4, 4.5 range) and is pretty strong, too. Great breakaway
type back and has the ability to run defenders over. Not really shifty and
not a slashing type back. He has the speed for it, but prefers the straight
ahead style. I once saw him on a KOR break tackles up the sideline, speed by
the rest of the coverage and turn and back pedal the last 20-30 yards or so.
It was pretty amazing.

Are there any D-I or NFL backs that you can compare his running style

I would say he fits into the Denver RB mold, much like [Terrell] Davis.

Is there some potential for him to play defensive backfield or return

He hasn't played much defense in high school. But he is a threat on KOR, the
best that I've seen. I want to say he returned four for a TD last year and
two or three from his soph season.

Thanks again to Jeremy and