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Incoming Freshman Profiles: Defensive End Shelton Johnson

Taking a look at Michigan's one of two defensive end signees for the class of 2015

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Name: Shelton Johnson

Position: Defensive End

Height/Weight: 6-5, 225 pounds

Location: Delray Beach, Florida (Atlantic HS)

The Story

The commitment of Shelton Johnson was arguably one of the top gets for Jim Harbaugh's first recruiting class, especially because Michigan was able to steal the him away from both Florida State and Miami.

The No. 20 ranked defensive end of the 2015 class has incredible size and athleticism, perfect for a starting role in the near future. And if a program who won a national championship two years ago was in hot pursuit for the four-star recruit, then you know that a player in Johnson doesn't come along often.

ESPN's Recruiting Nation scouting report:

Johnson, possesses some good physical tools to develop. We don't see an early contributor at this stage, but a defender that displays some good upside and could grow into a productive player for a power conference program.

It wouldn't be a surprise if Michigan's coaching staff evolves Johnson into a roving linebacker in their multiple scheme look. Backing up James Ross or Joe Bolden along the outside could be Johnson's first contribution to the Wolverines.