Notes: Alexis benches 225 32X, Golden praises Seantrel

Notes: Alexis benches 225 32X, Golden praises Seantrel

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> Both Porter and Chickillo say redshirt freshman Junior Alexis (6-2, 280) might be the strongest defensive lineman on the team. "I've never seen a freshman throw up 32 reps on 225," Porter said. "We just have to work on him keeping his leverage because he's a shorter guy. He has a low center of gravity. We're working on that now."


> The three players who missed practice due to suspension last week returned Tuesday, including former starting left tackle Seantrel Henderson.
"He's stronger than any point last year, is healthier, in better condition," coach Al Golden said Tuesday. "He's more flexible, is moving his feet better."

> Golden said former defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis,*now the backup at left guard is "fighting for a starting job."
Lewis, a four-star defensive tackle out Palm Beach Lakes in 2008, is "going to be a good player there for us," Golden said. "He moves his feet well, is strong. He's 325, in that range and can move. I'm happy with him."

> Porter (6-1, 312) said defensive line coach Jethro Franklin has him learning the three technique at defensive tackle this spring, something Porter considers a challenge because he's only played nose guard (one technique) most of his career.
"Having short arms is the challenge," Porter said. "I'm very strong, compact. But guys that I go against are usually taller and have longer arms. I got to find ways to beat them because there are always hands in my face and I can't get to them. It's a mission right now. I just have to find ways to beat these guys with long arms. I'm beating them off the ball with my quickness and explosiveness, but I need to engage them and beat them there also."
Porter said he's trimmed down his body fat percentage from about 28 percent to 20 percent since arriving at UM.


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This Alexis dude might just be a surprise if he can translate that on the field damn
 

Comments (35)

I'm surprised about Alexis definitely with all the talk about him being one of the kids on the cutting block.. If he was just two inches taller he'd be a stud.

Glad to see Jeremy Lewis's move is paying off, he took one for the team with moving and it's actually looking like a good move.

That's great to hear about Seantrel, just needs mature and focus on football more.

Porter is our main factor going into the season he's our best DT right now and if he can play to a high level every game then our D line can be really good.

Also in the article, Love how Chick is taken a leadership role. He really wants to be great and that's something that will rub off on players around him.
 
As desperate as we are for DT production, everyone needs to step up
 
I'm surprised about Alexis definitely with all the talk about him being one of the kids on the cutting block.. If he was just two inches taller he'd be a stud.

Glad to see Jeremy Lewis's move is paying off, he took one for the team with moving and it's actually looking like a good move.

That's great to hear about Seantrel, just needs mature and focus on football more.

Porter is our main factor going into the season he's our best DT right now and if he can play to a high level every game then our D line can be really good.

Also in the article, Love how Chick is taken a leadership role. He really wants to be great and that's something that will rub off on players around him.
agreed

hopefully porter will finally be able to stay healthy
 
Alot of scouts over here are gonna look silly if Alexis contributes
 
Nice little update. I forgot Billy Sanders was on the team, it would be nice if he could make some special teams plays. And a nice step for Alexis would be if he could give us 2 effective series per game.
 
Nice little update. I forgot Billy Sanders was on the team, it would be nice if he could make some special teams plays. And a nice step for Alexis would be if he could give us 2 effective series per game.
the way things are looking.....sanders wont be on the team come the fall
 
The strength numbers are very nice to see. Good job by Golden recognizing how weak we still were on November 25, 2011, and making strength the top priority this offseason.
 
GOD DAMN 32 TIMES AS A RS FRESHMAN?

Kid is goon bang 40+ by the time he gets out of here. Holy ****. That kid is legit in the weight room. Maybe thats what Golden saw in him. And here we were saying this kid didn't deserve a schools. That strength HAS to translate to the field somehow. If even just for goal line situations.
 
Oh and if Porter can get his body fat in the teens that would be amazing for a 315 pounder
 
What a novel concept, every kid on the team contributing
 
Alexis' height is fine....it's the weight fellas
 
280 is not big enough for DT. Can this kid play DE? He'd be a big DE. Is he fast?
 
i think alexis can put on 40 pounds and be an all world guard
 
Alot of scouts over here are gonna look silly if Alexis contributes
Not really. If he contributes he will be a typical late bloomer. Dude was an unranked HS player with no other real D1 offers. He was a roster filler at the time of his signing. If he contributes, great. If not, he was a project recruit that didnt pan out. I dont think anyone loses face either way.
 

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