The Michigan Wolverines have added another 2021 commitment on the defensive side of the football with four-star prospect Kechaun Bennett announcing his decision late Wednesday night.
Bennett, who 247Sports reports as being recruited by the Wolverines to play the VIPER position ($), is the nation’s No. 329-ranked player and top prospect in the state of Connecticut, per the outlet’s composite rankings. He had all four Crystal Ball picks in favor of the Wolverines prior to his announcement.
He just recently named a list of top six schools that included Michigan, Cal, Miami (FL), Mississippi, Notre Dame and Syracuse. Defensive line coach Shaun Nua and coordinator Don Brown were at the forefront of his recruitment
Thin build but has length and frame to add 30 pounds and play at 250. Accomplished wrestler. Fires off ball quickly with low pad level. Gets up field. Disruptive against the pass. Uses speed to slip inside but flourishes getting around edge. Speed to chase plays down from behind. Stays true to assignment. Able to re-direct down line of scrimmage. Is flexible and bends at knees. Has to add strength and mass in upper and lower body. Has to be stronger to stack and shed. Must improve in run defense. Relies heavily on speed and must develop technique. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program.
Bennett is the 16th prospect to commit to the Wolverines in the 2021 cycle. His pledge shoots Michigan’s current cycle to the fifth-best class in the country and second in the Big Ten behind Ohio State.