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WATCH: Freshman Feature Episode 5 - Giovanni El-Hadi

Breaking down the stats, metrics, scouting, projection and more for the true freshman lineman.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a recruit you don’t hear about too often. Sometimes recruits like to lean into the recruiting attention, build some buzz and drive the speculation and narrative a bit. Others commit early and go radio silent, enrolling early and battling for early playing time without so much as a word. Giovanni El-Hadi is definitely the latter of these two types of recruits.

To be honest, I forgot he was a member of the 2021 class for the Michigan Wolverines until pulling up the list again in preparation for these videos. El-Hadi was the first commit of the class back in the summer of 2019 and never wavered from there. Michigan was his last offer and two days later, El-Hadi was done with the recruiting process and committed right away.

At 6-foot-5 and around 300 pounds already, there’s a chance we see El-Hadi earlier than most offensive linemen. With an extremely impressive 4.44 shuttle time and showcasing great athleticism in pass protection, it seems he’s a shoe-in for a future offensive tackle position for the Wolverines. How soon? Check out the video for my full projection and analysis of the freshman lineman.

Below are the timestamps for each section in this video.


  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 00:53 - High School
  • 01:22 - Stats
  • 01:25 - Metrics
  • 01:43 - Rankings
  • 02:20 - Offers
  • 02:31 - Recruitment
  • 03:13 - Scouting
  • 03:51 - Film
  • 04:00 - Comparison
  • 05:15 - Projection