It seems like every time we put a recruiting roundup out recently, there is at least one new commitment to discuss. Today's is no different with two more members to add to the mix.
Bredeson is the highest-ranked player currently committed to Michigan and is a five or four-star prospect depending on where you look. Here's a snippet of what he brings to the program:
What stands out the most about Bredeson on film is how well he moves. He is an athletic tackle prospect and will be able to play both the left or right side. His initial first step off of the snap of the ball is good and he is a mauling lineman that plays through the whistle, which is what Tim Drevno is looking to add to the offensive line.
His footwork is very good for a player his age and he does a really nice job of staying balanced. He possesses a strong upper body that will only improve with more time in a weight program.
Bredeson should be a multi-year starter for the Wolverines and should have a chance to crack the rotation as soon as he hits campus. His home-state Wisconsin Badgers were giving him a hard look, and they know good offensive lineman up there. If he pans out, he will be an All-Big Ten performer. This is a great pickup for the Wolverines.
Metellus was one of the standout performers during the satellite camp tour, where he earned an offer and ultimately pulled the trigger on the Wolverines.
Here is some of what he can bring to the Michigan secondary:
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.
Those concerned with Michigan's struggles on the trail prior to the last few weeks should know that with these two most recent commitments, the Wolverines now have the ninth-ranked class nationally according to the 247 Composite.
So what's next?
June has busy month, and it should continue as we move through the next few weeks. Linebacker target Jonathan Jones (Orlando, Florida) is in Ann Arbor this weekend and tight end Naseir Upshur (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) will be here next week. Michigan will also be getting a visit from a handful of prospects from New Jersey which could include elite defensive tackle Rashan Gary.
Defensive end target Khalid Kareem (Farmington, Michigan) will also be making his college choice next week. I like Michigan's chances here, but Michigan State and others are still in the mix.
We expect this class to grow and possibly hit 20 by the end of next week. Some have expressed concern that the class may fill up too quickly, but decommitments of course are always possible, opening up spots for other players.