Michigan

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Cullen Christian

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
MichiganCOMMITTED (11/24/2009)Offered11/20/2009Tony Gibson
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
CincinnatiNoneOfferedNone
ColoradoNoneOfferedNone
ConnecticutNoneOfferedNone
IllinoisNoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNoneLee Hull, Don Brown
MinnesotaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Butler
Ohio St.NoneOfferedNoneLuke Fickell
PittsburghNoneOfferedNoneGreg Gattuso
PurdueNoneOfferedNoneJ.B. Gibboney
RutgersNoneOfferedNone
SyracuseNoneOfferedNone
UCLANoneOffered10/16/2009
West VirginiaNoneOffered10/23/2009

Scouting Report on Cullen Christian

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Christian is tall, slender corner with narrow shoulders, long arms and lean, muscular legs. There is not much difference in his build and that of DeMarcus Milliner.
Needs Improvement: Needs to improve his speed, which will help him to recover when beaten on a route. Christian will also need to add some muscle mass and strength, which will help him make solo tackles in the open field.
Most Impressive: He has hips on a swivel, excellent ball skills and the ability to steer receivers off their intended route by using his long arms as weapons. His long arms also allow him to reach around receivers and bat down balls that smaller corners couldn't even reach. Christian is very confident and does not let getting beat affect him on the next play.
Conclusion: Cornerback is such a tough position for a freshman to come in and have an impact right away. I can see him getting some looks in nickel and dime packages along with special teams responsibilities early in his career. Don't be surprised if he is pushing for all-conference honors by his second or third year.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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2010 CB Christian picks up Pitt offer12/30/2008Panther-lair.com

Stats

Defense
Year TckInt
2008 (Jr.)352

Cullen Christian reminds us of...

Justin Turner - S Massillon, OH Ht: 6'2"Wt: 186 lbs College: Michigan