Signing Day Capsule: Chris McLaurin

<strong>Chris McLaurin</strong> has flown under the radar in this heralded crop of recruits, but his upside potential ranks up near the top of the list. This edge-rushing demon entered the fold last summer, fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a Wolverine.

Chris McLaurin
Outside Linebacker/Defensive End
St. Mary Preparatory School
(Orchard Lake, MI)
NR: ***
Position Rank: 58 Profile link:
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Chris McLaurin Profile

His Recruiting Story:
After catching the attention of the Michigan coaching staff during his junior campaign, (in which he registered 50 tackles and 9.5 sacks), he showed up at summer camp in Ann Arbor and turned their heads yet again. His explosiveness off of the ball was obvious in one-on-one drills and he did enough in one day of action to earn a scholarship offer. After returning home to mull it over for a day or two, he decided to cut his recruiting process short and chose the Wolverines over Boston College on July 1st, 2004. He will join former teammate Morgan Trent as a member of the Maize and Blue.

GoBlueWolverine Commentary:
McLaurin is a legit pass rushing threat coming off of the end. During his senior season he notched 65 tackles, 10 sacks, and even more hurries. His quickness off of the snap and around the corner is reminiscent of that which is possessed by 2004 signee, Tim Jamison. While he isn't quite as polished or explosive as his future teammate, Chris isn't that far behind. He has the athletic ability to be turned into a linebacker, but his experience at end and ability to get after the passer may keep him with his hand down during his days as a Wolverine.

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