Ben Bredeson commits to Michigan: Wolverines get 4-star OT


Jim Harbaugh had his biggest recruiting win to date after Michigan received the verbal commitment from offensive tackle Ben Bredeson on Wednesday.

Michigan held off Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Ohio State to get the commitment from four-star offensive tackle Ben Bredeson (Hartland, WI. Arrowhead) who became the 15th commitment for the Wolverines class on Wednesday.

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A visit to Michigan on at the end of May swung momentum in favor of the Wolverines who had Bredeson as the top target for the offensive line. He joins four-star  tackle Erik Swenson and four-star guard Michael Onwenu as the building blocks for a line that could be dominant in the near future.

The 6-5, 293-pound tackle is the nation’s No. 31 recruit regardless of position, No. 4 offensive tackle and the No. 1 player in the state of Wisconsin, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. With his commitment to Michigan, the Wolverines now have the nation’s No. 9 class and the No. 3 class in the Big Ten, according to the 247Sports team rankings.

I think Bredeson has the ability to play either tackle or guard positions at Michigan with his combination of size and agility and quick feet that allow him to get in proper position to hold off the edge and keep defenders at bay. He has long arms which ideally would be best suited at tackle where they would be a bigger asset in pass protection than at guard, but he has enough power and leg drive to be a strong run blocker in the interior.

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