9 Michigan football freshmen get benefit of joining Wolverines for Rose Bowl

Michigan football will have nine freshmen taking part in Rose Bowl practices this week, which is a huge benefit for the Wolverines.

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This week's focus for Michigan football is the here and now and on beating Alabama next Monday in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff.

However, one of the benefits of going to a bowl game and playing in the College Football Playoff is that it allows you even more time to spend with your freshmen class. Michigan football has taken advantage of that the past couple of seasons.

Dating back to the Orange Bowl following the 2021 season, five-star Will Johnson was one of the freshman to join the Wolverines to practices leading up to the game against Georgia. Last year, Semaj Morgan was one of the guys that joined Michigan football for Fiesta Bowl preparations

This time around, Michigan football will have nine freshmen taking part in practices leading up to the Rose Bowl against Alabama, a game that the Wolverines are favored to win by 1.5 points according to DraftKings.

Four-star quarterback signee Jadyn Davis is one of those nine players. That will give the top-100 recruit a chance to get familiar with the offense even sooner. Brady Prieskorn, Jeremiah Beasley, Jacob Oden, Dominic Nichols, Blake Frazier, Jake Guarnera, Channing Goodwin, and Cole Sullivan are the others who will practice with Michigan football according to The Wolverine.

There are some talented players in that group and some that could even contribute very early in their Michigan football careers. You never know, Davis could be in the mix for the starting job next season if J.J. McCarthy moves on and declares for the NFL draft.

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Bowl games and practices are always a good opportunity for young players to develop and it's good to see these guys get a chance to join the Wolverines in Pasadena.