Michigan hauled in an impressive defensive line group in the 2016 class to add to the already stacked depth the Wolverines will have this season.
Obviously highlighted by the talents of No. 1 recruit in the nation Rashan Gary, you also cannot forget about guys like Ron Johnson or Michael Dwumfour either.
Dwumfour, as well as Gary, made an appearance at Michigan's Paramus Catholic satellite camp stop to observe the coaching as well as recruiting local talent the Wolverines might be pursuing in the future.
“This is great,” Dwumfour said. “These are the guys I’m going to be with for the next four-to-five years. It’s great to come here and see them.”
Although roommates are not assigned yet, Dwumfour has his move-in date set to head to Ann Arbor and prepare himself for his freshman season.
“I will be in Ann Arbor on the 24th to move in and get everything settled down,” Dwumfour said. “I won’t be back here for a while so I’m just enjoying my time here and getting ready to go to work.”
As far as his position goes, Dwumfour has had conversations with his future coaching staff as to where he will line up to play on the defensive line. It appears, at least for now, Dwumfour will play more of an inside role for the Wolverines.
“More in the inside, three-tech, one-tech, nose,” Dwumfour said. “I think I’m flexible and I can play any of those positions. Wherever they want me to play is where I’m going to play, I’m going to dominate that position.”
With the depth that's ahead of him, it might be difficult for Dwumfour to see playing time his true freshman season. The main thing he wants to accomplish his first season is to learn from the elder players.
“For me, personally, I’m just going there to learn from those guys,” Dwumfour said. “Obviously the seniors know what the competition is like. The smart thing for me to do is to just go there and learn from them and follow their lead. When I get into that position, we’ll see what happens.”
Playing weight is also important for freshman to achieve. Though he doesn't know where he's supposed to be right now, Dwumfour is feeling good after losing some weight after his senior season ended.
“Right now I’m at 300-pounds solid,” Dwumfour said. “I don’t know where they want me to be but I lost a little weight since the season. I feel better, I’m moving better and I feel good.”
The Garden State star also feels good about his recruiting efforts, especially those aimed at IMG Academy standout and Camden, New Jersey native Cesar Ruiz.
For more on Dwumfour's confidence on the Ruiz front, press play below.
Video interview by Sam Webb