Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Josh Metellus 2016 Commit Profile


GBMWolverine Michigan Football RecruitingPosted at 4:30am — 6/26/2015

Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Josh Metellus 2016 Commit Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent verbal commitment Josh Metellus.

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride continues. If there were no scholarship limits, by the end of July Coach Harbaugh would likely secure 50 recruits at this pace. Commitment number 16 is Florida safety Josh Mettelus from Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, a pretty strong football program. He has good size and about everything else can be summed up in one word, decent. He does seem to be willing to lay a hit on an opponent.

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It is no secret that Michigan is after two of his high school teammates: two Devins that is, Devin Gil and Devin Bush. Bush is a big time linebacker with a nice offer sheet; his father is the Head Coach at Flanagan.

Josh Metellus
Height: 6’0
Weight: 187
Number: 23
Current Position: Safety
Future Position: Safety
City/State: Pembroke Pines, Florida
High School: Flanagan
Head Coach: Devin Bush
Recruiter: D.J. Durkin
Committed: 6/17/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia Southern, Miami (OH), and South Alabama.
20-yard Shuttle: 4.65
Vertical: 29.8″
Power Throw: 30′
Class: 2016 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Follow Josh Metellus: on Twitter

24/7: 2-star.
ESPN: Not Ranked.
Rivals: 2-star.
Scout: 2-star.

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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.

We have him at 5 1/2 to 6 footballs.

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.

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  • Overview:

    Josh Mettelus plays safety and outside linebacker for one of the better programs in South Florida. He could pay either safety or nickle at Michigan and may also contribute on special teams. Josh competes on the school’s wrestling team and runs the hurdles in track. No grade point average was reported, however, Metellus is enrolled in AP classes, so academics should not be an issue.


    Josh is a high-energy player who is usually around the ball. He is fearless in run support and is a solid tackler and does a nice job of maintaining proper deep leverage. His film shows good hips and change of direction. Josh does a nice job of tracking the ball and breaking on it. He has good hands and is OK after the catch.

    Concerns/Needs Work:

    Josh will need to improve his quickness and overall explosiveness: the above is a must. He will also need to add some weight and get stronger. Concerning technique, Josh also will need to learn to better use his hands and take on blockers.

    Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

    GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year.

    Josh Metellus reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Jordan Kovacs — who played Safety and a walk-on.

    Video Highlights:

    2016 Michigan Football Class:

    Michigan currently has nineteen recruits at this time with Erik Swenson (OL), Dele Harding (LB), Brandon Peters (QB), David Reese (FB/LB), Kingston Davis (FB/HB), Matt Falcon (RB), Michael Onwenu (OL), Kiante Enis (RB/Slot), Dytarious Johnson (LB), Chris Evans (Slot/CB), Antwaine Richardson (CB), Rashad Weaver (DE), Sean McKeon (TE), Victor Viramontes (ATH), Josh Metellus (S), Ben Bredeson (OL), Devin Gil (S/LB), Benjamin St. Juste (CB), and Devery Hamilton (OL).

    Final Thoughts:

    We welcome Josh Metellus 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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