Signing Day Capsule: Kwity Paye

Get to know 2017 Michigan defensive lineman signee Kwity Paye on national signing day.


This recruitment can be considered a "Don Brown special," if you will. Kwity Paye was a relatively unknown recruit committed to Boston College... Until the Wolverines came calling. Shortly after having an offer extended to him, Paye took an official to Michigan and, shortly after, made his decision to flip to the Wolverines.


"Paye has good closing speed and he plays with high energy. He works through double teams and will chase a play down the field. He needs to improve his explosiveness at the snap of the ball to put more pressure on the offensive tackle so he can use speed around the edge to go with his power and inside moves. His hands are active and he has good strength. He disengages with force but he needs to add strength in the upper body." -- Brian Dohn


"When I went to take my official visit there, it felt like a huge family," Paye said. "The coaches there aren't really focused on winning. They are more focused on the players, and making sure the players are succeeding and they are making sure they are preparing them for after football, and not just a football career.

"Obviously, they you to be great as football players, but after football, and they stress that a lot.""


Although its unlikely he will see the field this season, Don Brown and the defensive staff adds a force they can groom into a player on this defense in the years to come. Don't let the star rankings or lack of offers fool you, Paye is a player that could certainly contribute to the team down the line.

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