Signing Day Capsule: Deron Irving-Bey

Get to know Michigan's 2017 linebacker signee Deron Irving-Bey on national signing day.


Deron Irving-Bey, an in-state player, had an interesting recruitment. While many thought he was would eventually end up at Michigan State, multiple visits to Michigan convinced him and his mother that Ann Arbor was the place for him.


"Kid with a great frame that continues to fill out. Projected as an offensive tackle early in his career and could still play there, but future seems increasingly more likely to be on defense. Long arms, naturally bends well and moves well. Gets off the ball quickly and plays with a good motor. Still developing technique and using his hands better. The bigger he gets, the more likely it is he's a five-tech or maybe even a three for some schools, but an attractive package of skills." -- Allen Trieu


“I mean,  just getting ready for college,” Irving-Bey said. “Everything football related is done. I’m at the bottom of the list (depth chart). I’m trying to be the best I can. I’m trying to start as a true freshman. So I’m working hard in the weight room. I’m on the track running, just be a better player overall.”


A player that is still filling out and refining his skills, it is likely that Irving-Bey will see a redshirt year before he sees significant playing time. However, as we've seen in the past, Harbaugh and staff are not afraid to play true freshman that have earned playing time during fall camp.

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