Michigan Football Recruiting: Juwan Bushell-Beatty (OL) -- 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit -- Profile

Posted at 7:00am — 5/3/2013

Michigan Football Recruiting: Juwan Bushell-Beatty (OL) — 2014 Wolverine Verbal Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Juwan Bushell-Beatty.

Michigan continued a hot streak in recruiting with the commitment of giant lineman Juwan Bushell-Beatty out of Paramus Catholic in New Jersey. His commitment mirrors that of other recent Wolverine targets in that he is from a high level prep school, has only played football a few years, clearly has impressive physical attributes, and has upside written all over his profile. He also is not one of the top national targets at his position, but two or three years from now, that could change.

Juwan is huge, his measurable size is inconstantly listed as between 6’ 5” and 6’ 7” and his weight between 295 and 330. What matters most is Juwan is major college big.

There are plenty of positives for Michigan regarding Juwan’s commitment. First, he is playing at a high level and has only played a minimum of football. Second, Juwan looks to be the type of guy that can be a nasty mauler; just the type of player Michigan is hunting. Finally, almost immediately Juwan sensed that Michigan was his type of program and campus.

Juwan Bushell-Beatty
Height: 6’5
Weight: 295
Number: 73
Current Position: Offensive Line
Future Position: Offensive Line
City/State: Paramus, New Jersey
High School: Paramus Catholic
Head Coach: Chris Partridge
Recruiter: Coach Curt Mallory
Committed: 4/29/2013
Top 5 other Offers: Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Miami (FL), and Tennessee.
Class: 2014 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).


24/7: .
Rivals: .
Scout: .

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings (Very Early / High Up-Side maybe his final ranking will depend on his position.):

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.

6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.


Juwan plays offensive tackle for one of the top prep and football programs in New Jersey. He could obviously play offensive tackle at Michigan, but we are somewhat holding a belief his best position is may be offensive guard.

A matrix of reports affirm a conclusion that his work ethic and attitude are off the charts.


Juwan definitely possesses major college size and he has the frame to add more solid body weight. He is relentless and very physical in run blocking. Juwan can absolutely maul defenders. He uses his size and bulk to great advantage. Film shows solid body positioning and overall movement skills.

Needs Work / Concerns:

Needs to watch his weight a bit. Also will need to add a bit of muscle to his frame. Pass protection also needs to improve, especially regarding his footwork and punch.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will definitely red-shirt his first year because the days of rushing linemen into the breach are gone.

Juwan Bushell-Beatty reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Current red-shirt Freshman Michigan Football Player — Ben Braden — (OL).

Bottom Line:

Juwan is definitely a bit raw having only played the game a few years. We think the potential to be very good is obvious making this a very good get.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Juwan Bushell-Beatty to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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