Left guard Ben Bredeson plans to be in Ann Arbor next season, he said Monday afternoon to the media.
”I’ve got a meeting with coach and we’ll talk about everything. ... I’ll be here, it’s not official (yet), but yeah,” Bredeson said. “I love this place. I didn’t really think of leaving, honestly never even crossed my mind until after the (Ohio State) game and really haven’t thought about it a whole lot.
The three-year starter and All-Big Ten second-teamer is popping up on NFL Draft boards, and will submit his name for evaluation. He has until Jan. 14 to officially apply for the draft.
The 6-foot-5 junior has been a full-time starter for the Wolverines since mid-way through his freshman season. He was named a captain this fall.
Michigan juniors Devin Bush, Lavert Hill, David Long, Shea Patterson and Zach Gentry are all possibilities for early departure. Bush will mull over options with his family over holiday break.
Safety Josh Metellus is also requesting a draft evaluation.
”I just want to be in the best position to provide for my family, whether that’s leaving now or coming back next year,” Metellus said. “That’s for me to figure out and however I can do that, I’ll do it.”
Rashan Gary already has declared for the draft and will not play in the Peach Bowl against Florida on Dec. 29 in Atlanta. He sustained a hip pointer injury this season, and is focusing on his health.