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Wolverines offer top rated 2021 OLB

Michigan offers one of the best defensive players in the 2021 class

NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Michigan Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines recently extended an offer to 2021 five-star outside linebacker Terrence Lewis, who announced the news on Friday evening.

The Miami (FL) native is the top-rated outside linebacker overall, third best player in Florida, and No. 23 overall, according to the 247Sports Composite. He was once a verbal commit to Florida but holds 35 offers currently. His crystal balls are in for several schools so far, including Alabama, Clemson, and Miami (FL). Lewis’ film shows what kind of player he could become, and per John Garcia Jr. from 247Sports, his pro comp is Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David.

Per Garcia Jr: “Long, muscular build with frame to carry much more weight. Aggressive, fast-flow second level defender with great instincts and closing speed. Tone setter who can finish through ball carrier with explosion. Plays with great range and can fill stat sheet with volume near the line of scrimmage. Lives in opposing backfield off of reactive quickness and blitzing ability. Incredible motor. Plays with a feel and takes good risks with well above-average athleticism. Takes good angles and can redirect without sacrificing much speed. Some passion and edge to his game but tackles with consistent form and control. Has physical tools to play all three downs but limited coverage sample halfway through high school. Should he fill out without sacrificing fluidity could be instant impact defender with All-American ceiling. Outside-in NFL linebacker talent thereafter. Will likely hear his name called in the second or third round of the NFL draft.”

Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class has two players so far, including five-star quarterback J.J. McCarty. While no crystal balls are in yet for Michigan for the 6-foot-1 195 pound Lewis, it’s one to keep an eye on.

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