85 Days Until Michigan Football

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready for team 135.

Redshirt Freshman Henry Poggi, DT/DE

Number: 7

Hometown: Gillman School; Baltimore, MD

Height/Weight: 6'4, 271 lbs.

Three Things To Know About Henry

1. Poggi took a redshirt last year and had some injury issues during the regular season, but he still turned some heads in practice, especially during the bowl season:

"This poor guy, he had two months where he couldn't do anything, and then he hurt his shoulder after that," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said of Poggi. "All of a sudden, now, he's healthy. And the things we saw when we recruited him, you're seeing on the field.

"He made a couple plays the other day and you said 'man, all this kid needs to do is get stronger.' "

2. It doesn't matter how much progress he flashed.  He still isn't a quarterback:

3. Poggi also stands as one of Michigan's rare recruiting wins against Alabama, as the Tide were the main challengers for Poggi's services, and even looked like a real threat to flip his commitment up until signing day.

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