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WATCH: Freshman Feature Episode 5 — Evaluating 2020 LB Cornell Wheeler

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Taking a look at the recruitment, film and projection of the true freshman interior linebacker

Freshman Feature Cornell Wheeler

The 2020 linebacker class for the Michigan Wolverines is filled with some intriguing prospects. They added a ton of young depth to fight for a spot on the two-deep headed into their true freshman season. Cornell Wheeler was a lifelong Michigan fan, so when they offered him a scholarship back in 2018, it didn’t take long for the West Bloomfield defender to make his pledge.

He is one of four linebacker pledges in the 2020 class, joined by four-stars Kalel Mullings and Osman Savage, and fellow early-enrollee, three-star Nikhai Hill-Green. 247Sports only lists Wheeler as an inside linebacker, where the others are listed at outside linebacker. Given his skill set, Wheeler has a real shot at breaking the two-deep as a true freshman.

Check out the different sections of the video to learn a bit more about what this intriguing linebacker brings to the Don Brown defense in 2020 and onward:

  • School - 0:48
  • Stats - 1:13
  • Metrics - 1:30
  • Rankings - 2:05
  • Recruitment - 3:34
  • Scouting - 4:23
  • Film - 6:25
  • Comparison - 11:17
  • Projection - 12:40

Let me know who you want to see in the next episodes of Freshman Feature in the comments below, as we’re quickly approaching the (hopeful) 2020 season.