Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Ben Bredeson 2016 Commit Profile


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Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Ben Bredeson 2016 Commit Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent verbal commitment Ben Bredeson.

The Michigan football program received excellent news during this sizzling summer commit onslaught. Highly rated Ben Bredeson from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin committed to the Wolverines. Bredeson is a high four star or five star player, a top fifty caliber recruit. He is clearly one of a handful of best Midwest players. Hopefully Bredeson can fill the future need of a strong tackle on the offensive line. He almost certainly will fill a spot somewhere. Six-foot four and near 300 pounds is not small; this is actually in the Mason Cole range, who surprised many with his play at tackle as a true freshman. Michigan now has three large offensive line recruits for the 2016 class.

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Bredeson has an all-star offer sheet that includes Alabama, Wisconsin, and the apparent runner-up, Notre Dame. He clearly plays to the end of the play, does not mind getting nasty, gets under the pads pretty well. The knee bend to this observer is not bad. Ben is only 17 years old. He really has pure talent, not just upside or future potential.

Ben Bredeson
Height: 6’4
Weight: 280
Number: 74
Current Position: Offensive Tackle
Future Position: Offensive Guard
City/State: Hartland, Wisconsin
High School: Arrowhead
Head Coach: Greg Malling
Recruiter: Greg Mattison and Tim Drevno
Committed: 6/17/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State.
40-Time: 5.31
20-yard Shuttle: 5.03
Vertical: 23.8″
Power Throw: 37.5′
SPARQ: 72.3
All-Star Game: Under Armour All-American Game along with The Opening.
Class: 2016 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Follow Ben Bredeson: on Twitter

24/7: 4-star.
ESPN: 4-star.
Rivals: 4-star.
Scout: 4-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 8 1/2 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:

    Ben Bredeson is a well-built offense line prospect from one of the top programs in the Midwest. He plays left tackle in high school, but could help at any of the positions along the line. Ben does lack the ideal length for an offensive tackle, so he might be better suited on the interior. He has been a three-year starter and has played in three straight State Championship games. Ben is athletic enough to be a 2-year starter on the Arrowhead basketball team.


    Ben is a fundamentally sound offensive linemen. His film shows great strength and an ability to dominate at the line of scrimmage. He moves his feet well and shows an excellent kick step. Ben is capable of blocking at the 2nd level and shows good balance in his pass set.

    Concerns/Needs Work:

    Ben, though strong for a high school senior, will need to add strength and weight, as do most high school linemen. The good news is he has the frame to do so. His hand placement will need to be more consistent. And he has a habit of lunging as he finishes blocks. He does tip run or pass on plays. He is definitely in a lower stance on running plays.

    Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

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

    Ben Bredeson reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Jonathon Goodwin — who played Offensive Line.

    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 Ben Bredeson 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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