To kick off the official start to the 2016 Michigan football fall camp, we’ve broken down each incoming freshmen football signee. That includes their scouting report and our 2016 season prediction.
Josh Metellus, Pembroke Pines (FL) Flanagan
- Position: Safety
- Height/Weight: 6’0″ 204lbs
- Commitment Date: June 17th, 2015
Scouting Report: Metellus comes to Ann Arbor as, arguably, the biggest hitter in Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class. He plays with a tenacity and reckless abandonment that keeps receivers and quarterbacks on their toes at all times. It’s a trait that UM’s secondary hasn’t had in awhile. Though he needs some time to tighten up his coverage skills and get used to the college game, playing against the speed and talent in Florida should help him get acclimated very quickly.
True Freshmen Projection: Michigan has depth openings at the safety position and can always use a thumper on special teams. That is likely the way that Metellus will see the field during his true freshmen year as he brings something that the team is lacking. The safer bet would be for him to redshirt for a year, hit the weight room hard and be ready to compete for a starting position in 2017 after UM loses their top two safeties to graduation. However, he’s the dark horse freshmen to watch closest to contribute this fall.