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3-star APB JuTahn McClain calls Michigan a ‘different atmosphere,’ puts them in top 7

McClain is the No. 6 recruit in Ohio and the No. 7 all-purpose back in his class.

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Class of 2020 3-star all-purpose back JuTahn McClain announced on Tuesday the Michigan Wolverines made the cut for his top seven.

McClain is the No. 362 recruit in the country, the No. 7 all-purpose back and No. 6 recruit in the state of Ohio. He attends Fairfield High School, where Erick All also attended.

Maize n Brew talked with McClain to discuss why Michigan made the cut.

“Michigan just has a different atmosphere. My (high school) teammate, Erick All, who now attends Michigan, speaks highly of everything. I went up to visit a while back and I could easily see everything he was talking about,” he said. “From the fan base to the relationship with coaches, to the academics. Everything was overall great.”

Michigan will compete with five other Big Ten schools for McClain’s services, including Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Penn State. Kentucky is the lone non-Big Ten school, and the Wildcats are currently the favorite to land the 3-star recruit according to the crystal ball from 247Sports (67 percent).

McClain prides himself on his speed. He told Maize n Brew his 40-time is 4.47, and that kind of quickness is clearly shown in his highlight tapes.

It’s safe to say if McClain gets to the sideline, the defense is in a lot of trouble. He perfectly encapsulates the Speed In Space mantra Josh Gattis is going to establish. The all-purpose back was used all throughout the offense.

He was used in screen plays both out of the backfield and in the slot position. McClain also took a lot of swing passes, which helped him get to the outside.

McClain is set to make his commitment on July 4, according to 247Sports.