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."