Ben Mason

Ben Mason could factor in at several different positions for the Michigan Wolverines.

Ben Mason could factor in at several different positions for the Michigan Wolverines.

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His Recruiting Story

Holding offers from Connecticut, Boston College, Navy and Harvard early on in his recruiting process, things picked up for Mason following scholarships from both Wisconsin and Michigan. The Wolverines piqued Mason's interest and after a visit to Ann Arbor which included more talk of life after football than the game of football itself, Mason and his parents felt a future with the Wolverines was in the cards.

Scouting Report

"Mason brings versatility because he can play middle linebacker, or add weight and move to defensive end. He could also shed some weight and play outside linebacker. But his best spot is middle linebacker because he reads plays quickly and can accelerate to the ball carrier. He is built to be a run stopper. He needs to improve his acceleration at the start of a play, but he possesses closing speed. He moves his feet properly when dropping into pass coverage, where he is comfortable. Mason reads his keys and can get through the gaps to blitz. He is rugged and strong." -- Brian Dohn

Why Michigan?

“(The coaches) talked a lot about the environment of the school and how big football is around Ann Arbor,” said Mason. “They informed me on the education and life after football. We talked more about life than we did football.”

Bottom Line

At 6-foot-3, 240-pounds, Mason could play multiple positions including defensive end, linebacker and full back. Not favoring one position over another, Mason's future likely lies at the defensive end position with scout's indicating his frame would easily add 20-pounds upon arriving on campus.


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