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Quick Analysis: 2016 Safety Josh Metellus To Michigan

Taking a look at what Michigan's 16th commit will bring to the program.

Continuing the hot streak on the recruiting trail, the Michigan Wolverines added their 16th commitment of the 2016 class in defensive back Josh Metellus (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).

Metellus, 6-foot, 187 pounds, is a two-star prospect and the 144th-ranked safety in the class, per the 247 Composite. He decommitted from Georgia Southern prior to his pledge to Michigan and had interest from schools like Miami (OH) and Middle Tennessee State. He is another player who caught the eye of the staff during the satellite camp tour.

It is tough to really get a complete grasp on what he can and can't do based on limited film, but there is enough there to see why the staff likes him as a prospect.

He moves really well in the secondary and actually noted that as something the staff likes about his game when I spoke to him briefly following his commitment. Metellus also said that the staff cited his high football IQ as a reason why they were interested and ultimately offered.

He appears to be a sure tackler and does a nice job of identifying plays. He has a lot of work to do, and could possibly even be a grayshirt candidate, but the staff believes it has something to work with here.