The Wolverine

March 2021

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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16 THE WOLVERINE MARCH 2021 2021 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE BY EJ HOLLAND N ational Signing Day is in the review mirror. How- ever, this is the time to get excited about the future of Michigan football, with the Wolver- ines having landed several talented prospects. Here is our recruiting class of 2021 superlatives: BEST SIGNEE LB JUNIOR COLSON While this could have gone to running back Donovan Edwards or quarterback J.J. McCarthy, the pick for top overall Michigan signee this cycle comes on the other side of the ball in Junior Colson. Rivals' No. 82 overall player and No. 5 outside linebacker nationally has five-star potential and was a monster on the field during his ju- nior and senior seasons. At 6-2, 230 pounds, Colson is extremely well built and uber athletic, running in the 4.5s in the 40-yard dash. Colson plays well in space and has the ver- satility to see action at multiple line- backer spots. He has been playing the position for only three years, and his upside is tremendous. BIGGEST SLEEPER DL TJ GUY Rivals has Guy rated as a low three-star prospect, but he has the potential to completely outplay his ranking. After all, Guy is a ball of clay waiting to be molded. He has great size at 6-4, 240 pounds with the frame to add plenty of weight. But what's most impressive about Guy is his athletic ability. Some schools actually offered Guy off of his basketball reel. He runs point guard for his team and even received some lower-level scholarships for hoops. Guy is still extremely raw technically, but his ceiling is sky high. MOST ATHLETIC WR ANDREL ANTHONY One of the more undervalued recruits in the class, Anthony is as athletic as they come. A star on the basketball court, Anthony may play both sports in Ann Arbor. Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard was actually involved in Anthony's re- cruiting process and spoke to him on a couple of different occasions. From a pure football standpoint, Anthony is a springy receiver that can go up and get the ball. He needs to add weight to his frame, but he can line up outside or inside and make plays in the open field. MOST POTENTIAL OL TRISTAN BOUNDS You can't teach size, and Bounds has plenty of it. At 6-8, 305 pounds, Bounds is quite the physical speci- men. The four-star prospect has Class Of 2021 Superlatives The 6-2, 230-pound Junior Colson not only has been clocked in the 4.5-second range for the 40-yard dash, he has only been playing linebacker for three years, giving the athletic marvel a very high ceiling. PHOTO BY EJ HOLLAND Noting The Class

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