One of the traits Michigan Wolverines assistant Greg Mattison looks for in defensive line prospects is versatility. Temple (Tex.) junior defensive end Taquon Graham fits that bill. The 6-3, 220-pounder combines great athleticism with passing rushing skills and the ability to slide all over the line. The Wolverines were impressed enough by that talent to extend an offer.
“I called Coach Mattison and found out,” Graham told The Michigan Insider. “He said he watched my film and was impressed and that I had an offer. We just started talking and I think he's a pretty cool coach. My reaction was I was excited and pretty interested because of the coach and tradition. It was a big surprise.”
The question now is whether Scout’s No. 136 rated prospect will visit Ann Arbor.
“Maybe,” Graham replied. “Not really sure about it yet.”
Fortunately for the Wolverines the talented youngster’s recruitment appears to be wide open at the moment.
“No, (no favorites) yet,” said Graham.