HIS RECRUITING STORY
One of, if not the best, defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon in the country had an interesting road to Ann Arbor. Originally shocking the world and committing to the Wolverines during the summer, Solomon seemed solid to that pledge until a mishap with a recruiting note was a driving factor in his decommitment a few months later. Georgia and Alabama were two schools thrown around that many felt would eventually land the Peach State talent. However, the Wolverines finished strong and eventually landed the signature of the five-star talent.
An athletic defensive lineman who knows how to get off the ball. He is most effective with his quickness. He has good anticipation and he reacts quickly in the trenches. Really gets up the field. Can make plays in the backfield. Gets consistent penetration. Can use his hands, but needs to improve that, and his moves to counter offensive linemen. When he struggles, he tends to play high, so he can work on bettering his pad level. Just a quick defensive lineman who can make plays. Plays hard and plays fast for a guy his size.
“I came into Michigan not knowing that I had an offer,” Solomon said. “Once I found that out it really changed everything. Then seeing what they could do for me in the future, like 10-20 years after football, I just fell in love with it. It wasn't just football, it was ‘what would I do for the rest of my life after football?’"
It would be a shock to anyone if Solomon doesn't come in to Ann Arbor and compete day one. Unlike Rashan Gary from a year ago, Solomon will not have experience on the defensive line in front of him and becoming a day one starter appears to be very likely. Having Gary and Solomon on the same line after back-to-back impressive defensive lineman hauls is a scary proposition.