Michigan bolstered its linebacker group on Wednesday in the form of 2016 prospect Devin Bush Jr. (Hollywood, Florida), who chose the Wolverines over Florida State and Auburn.
Bush is a four-star prospect and the 11th-ranked inside linebacker in the class of 2016, according to the 247 Composite rankings.
Bush has football in his blood. His father played at Florida State as a safety and was a first round pick in the NFL Draft who played for seven seasons.
At 5-foot-11, 226 pounds, he may be a bit short at the position, but he is a physical presence and has the look of someone who could be in the mix at linebacker early on in Ann Arbor.
A big part of Michigan's problems at linebacker this season were that they were not able to move well laterally. While Bush is not the most athletic linebacker in this class, he is able to move side-to-side pretty well.
Bush is a hard-hitting prospect who does not mind to get physical when he has to. There are times when he takes bad angles, but he sees the field well and has a nose for the football.
He is very much a Harbaugh-fit. He likes to play physical and that should be able to help him get on the field right away in Ann Arbor at least on special teams. With not much experience at the position next year, he has the chance to earn meaningful snaps on defense early on.