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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 6, 1986
Area prep standouts
commit to Michigan

ToddBrost- Wolverine center is short
* on size, but long on talent

By PHIL NUSSEL
Area high school football stan-
douts Tom Dohring, Doug
Daugherty, and John Milligan
have all made verbal commitmen-
ts to Michigan. The three will sign
national letters of intent Feb. 12
with the rest of the Wolverine
recruits.
According to a report in the Ann
Arbor News yesterday, 11 players
have already made commitments
to play for Michigan.
DOHRING, at 6-8, 235 pounds,
played tight end and defensive end
at Dearborn Divine Child. He was
a Street and Smith preseason All-
America tight end. After his team
won the Class B title, Dohring was
named a first team all-state defen-
sive end.
With the departure of Eric Kat-

tus, Michigan recruited the 4.8
speed standout as a tight end.
"From every indication, I just
think they're going to try him out at
tight end," said Divine Child head
coach Wes Wishart. "His at-
tributes at tight end are limitless."
Dohring chose Michigan over
Michigan State last week.
Milligan, a 6-3, 215-pound
linebacker and fullback is "a good
leader and a bright kid," accor-
ding to his coach at Trenton, Don
Warner.
Daugherty (6-4, 245 pounds) is an
offensive lineman out of Rochester
Adams high school. Adams head
coach Jack Runchy believes
Daughterty has a lot of growth
potential since he will only be 17-
years old when he reports to camp
next fall.

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"REFLECTIONS"
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By RICK KAPLAN
Todd Brost may have a low center
of gravity, but he is quickly becoming
a center of attention in the Central
Collegiate Hockey Association.
Brost, a 5-8 freshman center for the
Michigan hockey team, has stepped in
to become one of the squad's most
consistent performers.
"FROM THE first day of practice,"
said Michigan coach Red Berenson,
"he showed that he was ready to play
Division I hockey. Other freshmen
take time to adjust and get their con-
fidence, but he came right in and
played like he always did."
The way Brost played in the past
made him a top prospect. He scored
70 goals and added 100 assists in 90
games for the Penticton Knights last
season in the British Columbia Junior
Hockey League. Brost was third in
the league in scoring; teammate Joe
Murphy, now a freshman at Michigan
State, was first.
The impressive statistics drew the
attention of many American schools,
including Bowling Green, Harvard,
Michigan Tech and Illinois-Chicago.
Brost visited all four.
"I KNEW I'd be able to play here
(at Michigan)," Brost said. "Coach
Berenson and (assistant) coach
(Mark) Miller told me if I did come
here I could play. Wherever I went, I
wanted to playimy freshman year. I
didn't want to sit on the bench."
Brost has not sat on his laurels. His
work ethic helps to compensate for
what he lacks in height.
"His hustle and quickness make up
for his lack of size," said Berenson.
"He works hard and he's got good
smarts.
"I WASN'T worried about his size. I
knew he could play in this league."
"A kid like him gives you so many
other things," said Illinois-Chicago
coach Val Belmonte, who recruited
Brost. "He's small, but he's quick.
He's got good hands and he's going to

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Michigan freshman Todd Brost lets loose a slap shot in action earlier this season versus RPI. Brost has eight
goals this season.

be a team leader.
"Like John Wooden (former UCLA
basketball coaching legend) once
said, you should never sacrifice speed
and ability for size."
BROST REFUSES to let his height
stand in his way. "I never think of my
size as a disadvantage," Brost said.
"I know a lot of people look at my
height and say, 'He's just too small,'
but I think if I work hard, I can do just
as much as a bigger player."
Some of the people who may be
saying "He's just too small" are
National Hockey League scouts.
Brost is eligible for the upcoming
draft, but the size-conscious NHL may
pass on the Calgary, Alta. native. "I

don't know whether he'll be drafted,"
said Berenson, "but if anyone wat-
ches him play, they have to like him."
"They (the NHL teams) really look
at size," said Brost. "In the paper,
everyone they list as a possible first-
rounder is over six feet.
"I'M JUST going to have to do my
best and see what happens."
Rick Kozuback saw what could
happen as Brost's coach at Penticton
the last two years. Kozuback first
saw Brost play as a five-year old, and
he watched him develop as both an
athlete and a person. "There
wouldn't be a better young man to
recommend to anyone," Kozuback

said. "He's a very modest and sup-
portive person. The rest of the team
would rally around him."
His teammates should have rallied
around him in the classroom as well.
Brost was the top academic boy in
Penticton Secondary in eleventh
grade. In twelfth grade, he missed
several weeks of school while the
team was in the playoffs, but he still'
finished in the top ten of his class.
BERENSON looks for Brost to
move to the top of the class as a scorer
in the next few years. "As much as
he's having a good season, he'll do
much better offensively in the
future," said Berenson. "It will just
be a matter of time until he starts put-
ting his chances in."

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"He could grow into being a real force
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