Jim Harbaugh gained pledges from three of the highest ranked defenders in the 2021 class for Michigan football.
Junior Colson, Jaydon Hood and Kechaun Bennett all chose to further their careers at Michigan football within days of each other on an unforgettable Memorial day weekend, joining the fifth-ranked 2021 class.
The three defensive talents added a much wanted jolt into an offensive top heavy class. They are considered across the board as four-star players who will work to tackle the learning curve of the college game quickly.
Colson was a hot commodity in SEC country that rarely strays away from there. That’s a big win for Jim Harbaugh’s crew to pouch from the best conference in the nation. He’ll need to continue to grind in the weight room, but his awareness on the field is very instinctive. His versatility makes him a prime candidate to get a chance to shine early in the big house with the current depth chart the way it is on defense.
Jaydon Hood had a who’s who list of offers from around the U.S.A. That’s a distinction that you can preserve when attending the well known Saint Thomas Aquinas. The Florida product also has a great knack for where the football is. His speed allows him to do so. Hood’s size is right in the range of today’s new age linebacker. Don Brown should be ecstatic to land a player of Hood’s caliber to the rotation.
Kechaun Bennett isn’t as highly regarded as the other two in the rankings, but that doesn’t phase him. Adding weight to his already prototypical frame ought to make him a legitimate force off the edge when he’s ready to take flight. He’s also there to earn a prestigious degree which ultimately enhances his post football career in the long run and spotlights his character. Bennett seemingly jumped the gun and committed out of nowhere to cap off a stellar week in recruiting for the maize and blue program.
The trio fit the scheme on film very well. Colson is already being labeled as a viper in waiting, while Hood has drawn noticeable comparisons at the middle linebacker gig to Devin Bush and Bennett is reminding some of Josh Uche. Regardless of who or what, the three will battle through the enduring hardships of carving out a role when they respectively arrive on campus to suit up.
The class will hope to fill out with the likes of premiere athletes Rocco Spindler and Donovan Edwards, amongst others not discussed. Two of the most widely mentioned game changers that Harbaugh must keep in state.
Both prospects deserve the constant attention from the coaching staff in order for them to pull the trigger in Michigan’s favor whenever they decide the time is logical.