Marcus Bradley, a four-star defensive tackle in the class of 2021, put Michigan in his top 10 earlier this week, he announced on Twitter.
Other schools in his top 10 include Ohio State, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Maryland Duke and Virginia.
The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder from Gaithersburg, Maryland was offered by Michigan in December. He has not visited yet, but told Maize n Brew he is looking to visit Ann Arbor for the first time either unofficially in the spring or on an official visit later in the year.
On why he included Michigan in his top 10, Bradley said, “Coach (Jim) Harbaugh came up to school during the open period, and coach (Don) Brown and (Shaun) Nua talked about how much of a need I was.”
Bradley is high school teammates with another 2021 target for the Wolverines — four-star defensive end Demeioun Robinson. It is to be determined if Robinson would visit Michigan with Bradley, but the possibility is there.
247Sports’ Brian Dohn evaluated Bradley, and here is what he had to say about him:
“Great frame with length. Carries 270 pounds easily. Combination of strength and athleticism is high. Can play defensive end in a 3-4 or defensive tackle in a 4-3. Explosive with body control and ability to change direction. Covers a lot of ground in first two steps. Strong at point of attack. Uses upper body strength to disengage and can redirect along line of scrimmage. Works hard to get off blocks and can pursue backside. Does not waste movement. Has to work on technique. Relies heavily on speed and burst at snap. Continued strength development is needed. Sometimes inconsistent in staying low when firing off at snap.”
Bradley is the No. 16 defensive tackle, No. 11 player in Maryland and No. 217 overall player on 247Sports’ composite.