Recruit: Juwann Bushell-Beatty
Height/Weight: 6'7, 318 lbs.
Position: Offensive Tackle
School/Hometown: Paramus Catholic HS/Paramus, NJ
Star Rating: ★★★
Juwann Bushell-Beatty was high school teammates with recruit phenom Jabrill Peppers. Rated as the number 10 prospect from the state of New Jersey and 23rd best offensive tackle in the nation according to 247 Composite rankings, Bushell-Beatty could be considered an under-recruited prospect. Only boasting offers from 10 schools (most notably from Florida State, Florida and Michigan State), he chose Michigan as his destination on February 5 2013.
Where He Fits
When it comes to the offensive line, coming in and starting as a true freshman is very difficult and extremely rare. Not just at Michigan, but in a lot of high profile colleges where the competition of football is high.
To put it in perspective, only five true freshman have started a game on the offensive line. Sure, Mason Cole has a chance to be the sixth, but he's way ahead of the curve due to enrolling a semester early. However, that doesn't necessarily mean it is a lock.
To make a long story short, don't expect Bushell-Beatty to see much playing time in 2014. The offensive line is a position of constant development, so he will need to do a lot of it to be considered for a tackle position in the future. It also doesn't help that Bushell-Beatty doesn't have much football experience to speak of, so his ability is very raw at the moment.
With a year or two of development and learning technique, he could compete for a position that has some young depth on roster.