Get to know Michigan's newest 2017 defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher.

Get to know Michigan's newest 2017 defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher.

His Recruiting Story

One of the top recruits in the state of Michigan and a top defensive end in the Midwest, Malone-Hatcher's recruitment heated up quickly. Sporting offers from both in-state schools including Michigan and Michigan State, Malone-Hatcher's status reached a national level when Nick Saban and Alabama came calling. Also with offers from Notre Dame and Ohio State, among others, Malone-Hatcher's relationships in Ann Arbor led him to becoming a Wolverine.

Scouting Report

"Great pass rusher who can dip his shoulders, bend the corner and get around offensive tackle. Agile kid who does a good job with his hands as well. Closes on quarterbacks quickly and has improved on his ability in coverage but can continue to work in that department. Main concern are a couple of injuries the last few years, but when he's been on the field, he's made an impact."

Why Michigan?

"The Wolverines landed this Scout 300 pass rusher who has dealt with some injuries, but has the skills to get to the quarterback and can play standing up as well, which defensive line coach Greg Mattison and defensive coordinator Don Brown plan to use to the fullest."

Bottom Line

At 6-foot-3, 248-pounds, Malone-Hatcher's best days on a football field could be ahead of him after battling through injuries throughout his high school career. Getting initiated into a college strength and conditioning program will only add to his versatility on the edge and potentially improve his ability to stop the run as well as rush the passer.

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