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Michigan Football Recruiting: Juwann Bushell-Beatty -- 2014 Time Capsule

Posted at 4:00pm — 3/2/2014

Michigan Football Recruiting: Juwann Bushell-Beatty — 2014 Time Capsule

Juwann Bushell-Beatty was the sixth recruit out of the remaining nine not on campus already to sign and send in his letter of intent on signing day

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan 2014 Signed Commit Juwann Bushell-Beatty.
Juwan Bushell-Beatty 3
Height: 6’5
Weight: 295
Birthday: June 18, 1996
Number: 73
Current Position: Offensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Tackle
City/State: Paramus, New Jersey
High School: Paramus Catholic
Head Coach: Chris Partridge
Recruiter: Coach Curt Mallory, Darrell Funk, and Roy Manning
Official Visit: 12/13/2013
Committed: 4/29/2013
Top Offers: Florida, Florida State, Miami (FL), Michigan State, and Tennessee.
All-Star Game: 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.
Class: 2014 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed).

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Coach Hoke on Bushell-Beatty:

“Juwann’s a guy who will be a right tackle, a powerful guy at the line of scrimmage, a very good run blocker. I think he has grown from a football standpoint after being a basketball player early in his career.”

Key Stats:

Attended Paramus Catholic High School (2014) coached by Chris Partridge. Helped team to back-to-back NJSIAA/Atlantic Health Non-Public Group 4 state titles during junior and senior seasons.


Participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.


24/7: star 7 star 7 star 7.
ESPN: star 7 star 7 star 7 star 7.
Rivals: star 7 star 7 star 7.
Scout: star 7 star 7 star 7.

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: .

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.

Juwann Bushell-Beatty 7His Recruiting Story:

Juwan Bushell-Beatty plays for Paramus Catholic in New Jersey along with teammate Jabrill Peppers. He 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.

His Commitment Comments:

I saw a lot of what I was looking for in a school when I went there,” and “I think the coaches and the players were what sold it to me. They’re real good guys. I was looking for a place that was really similar to be at home like at Paramus Catholic and that where I felt that really strong at. I’m in contact most with Coach Manning and Coach Mallory. They’re just real guys. I had a great time when I got to see them in person. They are just real genuine people and just a bunch of real honest guys. ”

“When I visited Michigan I got to stay during practice and I was watching Taylor Lewan,” and “I could see how good of a player he is, everything that he did, and the stuff that he has to do to be where he is at. He does everything the right way.”

GBMWolverine Commentary:

Juwann is huge, his measurable size is 6’ 5” and his weight around 295. What matters most is Juwann is major college big. There are plenty of positives for Michigan regarding Juwann’s that 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 Juwann sensed that Michigan was his type of program and campus.

Juwann Bushell-Beatty 6Overview:

Juwann 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.


Juwann 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. Juwann can absolutely maul defenders. He uses his size and bulk to great advantage. Film shows solid body positioning and overall movement skills.

Concerns/Needs Work:

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.

Juwann Bushell-Beatty reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Current Michigan Football Player — Ben Braden — who plays Offensive Tackle.

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Final Thoughts:

Juwann 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.

We welcome Juwann 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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