Hearing that Paramus (NJ) Catholic OL, Juwann Bushell-Beatty has committed to #Michigan— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) April 29, 2013
Per Sam Webb, Michigan has picked up its eighth commitment of the 2014 recruiting cycle, this time reeling in NJ offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty. Bushell-Beatty is listed as an offensive tackle and 247 has him standing 6'7 and weighing 310 pounts. He had offers from both Florida and Florida State as well as interest from Big Ten luminaries Ohio State and Penn State.
On his own, Bushell-Beatty is a very big pickup. He is a talented and promising tackle prospect with the frame and size to grow into a starter down the road. Michigan's need for offensive line isn't as heavy this year, but so far Michigan has two very good prospects lined up in the class, and will at least take a third.
However, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Bushell-Beatty is also teammates with Jabrill Peppers, the second overall player in the 2014 class and its top corner. Peppers has warmed to Michigan a great deal in the past couple months and the Wolverines could be primed to overtake presumed leader Stanford depending on the outcome of Pepper's visit to Palo Alto.
Bushell-Beatty takes Michigan's 2014 class to eight right now, about half of what Michigan has available as of now, but normal attrition could expand the class closer to 20.
More from DGDestroys on this commitment coming soon.