The BBQ at The Big House has been paying off in a big way over the last few days.
The staff received commitments from 5-star 2019 DL Stephen Herron Jr. and 4-star 2019 OL Nolan Rumler during the yearly event on Saturday.
Now Jim Harbaugh and Co. received another commitment, the 12th to be exact, of the 2018 class on Monday in 4-star outside linebacker Cameron McGrone, one of the many attendees at the BBQ at The Big House.
McGrone, who attends Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, is the 217th overall ranked prospect, 14th ranked outside linebacker and second ranked player in the state of Indiana, according to the 247Sports Composite. He is now Michigan’s sixth-highest ranked player in the 2018 class.
At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, McGrone is a speedster from sideline-to-sideline, something Harbaugh and Don Brown continue to look for in their linebackers.
He is aggressive and instinctive against the run and comes in like a cannon when it comes to rushing the passer. With that said, he does have a tendency to over-pursuit at times, causing him to improperly tackle or even miss tackles. This is something, however, that can be easily fixed.
McGrone joins Otis Reese as the only other linebacker in Michigan’s 2018 class at the moment. With the few amount of scholarships remaining with this class the staff could perhaps add one more linebacker, but there are more pressing needs in this class at the moment (tight end, interior DL) so I wouldn’t be surprised if McGrone is the last linebacker picked up by the Wolverines in 2018.
You can watch McGrone’s junior year highlight tape below.