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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue Linebacker Ben Gedeon Showed His Vast Potential At A Young Age At Florida and later with the Ten- other time his freshman year when nessee Titans, defensive end Jevon he was playing on the varsity. We Kearse was known as ���The Freak.��� were playing a really good Solon In Hudson, Ohio ��� at least in one team down here, we threw him a household ��� that pass at the tight end nickname was reposition and he caught served for Hudson it one handed about 35 High���s Ben Gedeon, yards down the field one of two lineback��� he laid out with ers Michigan brings in one hand and caught from the 2013 class. the ball. Everybody Gedeon hails from kind of looked at each a household that���s other and said, ���Wow! seen so much family What we���ve got here is success it���s hard to pretty special.������ trump one another. That played out over The youngest of three a four-year career in successful brothers, which Gedeon shined though, proved to on both sides of the be the most gifted of ball. He rarely came three football players. off the field, tallying ���It was his brothers Gedeon was so dominant and 2,718 rushing yards at who used to call him mature as a middle schooler running back over his ���The Freak��� because that his brothers nicknamed him last two seasons beof what he was like ���The Freak.��� courtesy fore flipping to middle photo in sixth and seventh linebacker after each grade,��� Hudson head coach Ron offensive series. Wright said. ���He was so dominant, The physical pounding took its such a mature kid at that level that toll, Gedeon admitted ��� ���You can���t they thought he was going to be focus on one position,��� he noted ��� pretty good.��� but he was rewarded with AssociHe proved to be at the Hudson ated Press Division I all-state honors youth camps, Wright recalled. He after his team���s outstanding season was so outstanding, in fact, that his that ended in the second round of teams always took home hardware the playoffs with a loss to a powerful for one competition or another. Toledo Whitmer team. ���They knew to win, you just threw ���I thought we had a great year,��� it to Ben Gedeon,��� Wright recalled Gedeon said. ���We were pretty much with a laugh. ���Then there was the undersized the whole year, a smaller

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