Checkout the signing day capsule of Michigan 2016 OG commit Ben Bredeson.

Checkout the signing day capsule of Michigan 2016 OG commit Ben Bredeson.


Bredeson chose Michigan over Notre Dame, Alabama and Ohio State back in June. It had been a recruiting battle between the Wolverines and Irish, but ultimately he chose U-M. There were multiple key factors that played a role in his decision. For instance, his older bother, Jack, is currently a freshman on Michigan’s baseball team. Plus, he noted his relationship with his main recruiter Greg Mattison as playing a huge factor in his decision, especially since U-M coach Jim Harbaugh elected to retain Mattison from Brady Hoke’s staff.


“Outstanding overall prospect with good technique and ability to bend. Has good flexibility in his lower body and has no issue winning leverage battles even against shorter defensive linemen. Plays with a mean streak and finishes his blocks strong. Can still polish up his pass pro, and add more strength up top, but has all the tools and the intangibles to develop into a top flight college lineman. Could play tackle or guard as well.” – National Analyst Allen Trieu


"I think the special thing about Michigan is the change of the guard that just happened with coach Harbaugh and the complete turnaround of the program," Bredeson said. “Michigan is on its way up right now and I don't see it stopping.”


Michigan got a good one in Bredeson, who has legit shot to play early at Michigan. He rated’s No. 1 OG, and might end up playing interior in college. However, at 6-foot-4, 290-pounds, Bredeson has the size and bend to play right tackle in college, which is a good luxury to have for U-M.  

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