The Wolverine

March 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2016 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE MEASURABLES • Reported by his high school coach to run a 4.5 40-yard dash. lists him with a 4.58 40 and a 4.36 shut- tle time. STATISTICS • Played in the defensive front and at receiver for an 11-2-1 Cedar Grove squad as a senior. Recorded 96 tackles, 63 of them solo, with 4.5 sacks among 17 tackles for loss. Secured two inter- ceptions, caused two fumbles and re- covered two, returning one of them for a touchdown. • Notched 81 tackles as a junior, post- ing three sacks. Forced three fumbles and recovered three for a 9-3 Cedar Grove team. • Saw limited action as a sophomore in his first-ever season of playing foot- ball. HONORS • Named to the first-team defense on the USA Today 2015 All-USA Georgia football squad. • Class AAA Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State selection. ALL-STAR GAMES AND CAMPS • Invited to the Offense-Defense All- American Bowl in Daytona Beach, Fla., and the DeKalb County All-Star Game, but he did not play in either, due to his involvement in recruiting and school. RECRUITMENT • Committed to Michigan on Jan. 24, 2016. • Chose the Wolverines over Okla- homa, Oregon State and NC State. • Was recruited by Michigan lineback- ers coach Chris Partridge and new de- fensive coordinator Don Brown. • Took his official visit to Michigan on Jan. 22, 2016. • Visited N.C. State on Oct. 2, 2015, Oregon State on Nov. 6 and Oklahoma on Nov. 20. NOTABLE • Plans to double major in forensic psychology and electronics. • Elysee Mbem-Bosse (pronounced e- LEE-zay M-BAW-say) is of Cameroonian heritage, and speaks both English and French. 2016 PROJECTION • Michigan saw its starting linebacker corps run out of eligibility in 2015, clearing the way for newcomers. U-M is looking at Mbem-Bosse as an inside linebacker, which means he'll have an opportunity to compete right away for playing time, depending on his devel- opment. ELYSEE MBEM-BOSSE LINEBACKER 6-3 • 232 CEDAR GROVE H.S. ELLENWOOD, GA. RANKINGS STARS NAT. POS. STATE ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ — 15 33 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ — 13 37 ✪ ✪ ✪ — 30 69 ✪ ✪ ✪ — 26 40

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