Embed from Getty Images Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Josh Gattis said that Mike Sainristil has shown promise. He has impressed in his route running. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on his podcast that Sainristil, a 5-foot-10, 179-pounder from Massachusetts, was “on his way to cementing a spot in the starting lineup” and “doing a fantastic job at all the receiver positions.”
Jim Harbaugh did something unusual he announced that Sainristil was the starting “H” receiver as a freshman. The young wide receiver has a very good level of quickness, change of direction and speed that has been really eye opening for the Michigan coaching staff. He fits the new Wolverines offense and what they are attempting to do.
One other standout point has been Mike Sainristil is a very good downfield blocker for his size. A 3-star prospect and the No. 596 overall recruit has shown better than his projection. He is a tough player who gets his pads low on blocks.
In Josh Gattis’s offense the “H” receiver is another term for slot receiver. He is very good in yards after catch (YAC.) At first glance Sainristil looks to play with a chip on his shoulder. He was the second lowest rated slot receiver coming out of high school.
It looks like it has provided Mike with plenty of drive. To show the other schools who passed on him, they made a mistake. To the sheer joy of Michigan who’s recruiters saw something others schools did not.
Yet, another glimpse into the new improved Wolverines.