Signing Day Capsule: LB Devin Bush Jr.

Get to know 2016 Michigan linebacker signee Devin Bush Jr. on national signing day.



When Devin Bush Jr committed to Michigan in December, the state of Florida was stunned that the Wolverines could pull off a major upset over Florida State. Bush is a legacy commit, his father played for the Seminoles and the Cleveland Browns. This was a recruit the staff coveted heavily and even gave the nickname the other commits in this class would use, Fab 25, despite taking more than 30 players in the 2016 class.


Plays fast to the ball. Very instinctive player who plays one step faster than many opponents. Has very good game speed. Great inside the box going downhill. Works some on the edge as a blitzer as well and he is very effective. When he hits, there is pop with it. A lot of opponents go backwards. Best in attack mode. Can move sideline to sideline. Plays with aggression and an ideal in the box. Not elite size or length, but big enough.


“It was just where I believe was the best place for me to succeed, the best opportunity for me to be the player I am and to flourish,” Bush Jr. said. “That was probably the biggest thing.”


The linebacker is a position of great need for Michigan. With the opportunity to make an impact early coupled with being an early enrollee, Devin Bush Jr. is a great candidate to become an early impact player for the Wolverines in his first season. It's also likely, if he develops like the coaches think he will, he could be a day one starter for U-M.

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