2020 Season Countdown: #42 Braiden McGregor

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4Aug 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #42 Braiden McGregor

Braiden McGregor

Name: Braiden McGregor
Height:
6’5″
Weight:
248 lbs.
High school:
Port Huron (MI) Northern
Position:
Defensive end
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
McGregor was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 32 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks.
TTB Rating:
90 87

McGregor lost some steam during the 2020 recruiting cycle after he played in the first seven games and then suffered a knee injury. He was in 5-star range at one point and ranked #28 overall when he committed, but those recruits often drop down a little bit, and the injury didn’t help. Not only did that perhaps dim some hopes for him, but he also wasn’t able to participate in any post-season All-American showcases.

I’m bumping McGregor down from a 90 to an 87 for one main reason: I rated Aidan Hutchinson an 88, and I think McGregor is a step behind him. Hutchinson is extremely technical, whereas McGregor is probably a little better overall athlete. I think McGregor will take a year to get up to speed with the college game, and then he should probably step in for Kwity Paye as a sophomore in 2021.

Prediction: Backup defensive end

Hit the jump for his junior highlights (no senior highlight reel exists, as far as I know).

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15Jul 2020
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2020 Recruiting Awards

Braiden McGregor (image via MGoBlue)

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You can take a look back at the awards for the 2019 class if you want (LINK).

Best Overall Recruit: DE Braiden McGregor
McGregor lost a little bit of steam in the recruiting world when his senior season ended in a fizzle after a knee injury. That doesn’t put a damper on my excitement for him, though. Michigan does a good job of developing defensive talent – particularly defensive ends – and I expect that to continue with McGregor.

Hit the jump for the rest of the awards.

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21Feb 2020
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How does the 2020 class match up with Michigan’s all-time recruits?

A.J. Henning (image via Wolverines Wire)

Michigan wrapped up a decent recruiting class earlier in February. There are no 5-star recruits, but the Wolverines got a fair share of 4-star guys. For a historical perspective on where they match up with recruits from the past, here’s a look at where they slot in all-time, according to the 247 Composite.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East
2020 ranking: #101
Historical ranking: #80 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: RB Kareem Walker (#100 in 2016) and DT Will Johnson (#105 in 2004)
Closest positional comparisons: Toney Clemons (#96 in 2007) and Adrian Arrington (#115 in 2004)

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
2020 ranking: #122
Historical ranking: #103
Tied with: WR Tarik Black (#122 in 2017)
Closest positional comparisons: Aidan Hutchinson (#112 in 2018) and Chris Wormley (#129 in 2012)

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17Jan 2020
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2020 Polynesian Bowl Preview

A.J. Henning

The 2020 Polynesian Bowl is taking place on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 7:05 HST . . . which means it will be starting after midnight on the 19th if you’re on the East Coast.

Here’s a list of players Michigan pursued who are on the roster:

  • RB Sam Adams II (Washington)
  • OL Reece Atteberry (Michigan)
  • OL Tosh Baker (Notre Dame)
  • TE Kevin Bauman (Notre Dame)
  • RB Jalen Berger (Wisconsin)
  • WR LV Bunkley-Shelton (Arizona State)
  • OL Michael Carmody (Notre Dame)
  • DE Van Fillinger (Utah)
  • LB Justin Flowe (Oregon)
  • OL Andrew Gentry (Virginia)
  • OL Geirean Hatchett (Washington)
  • WR A.J. Henning (Michigan)
  • CB Luke Hill (Oregon)
  • WR Rakim Jarrett (Maryland)
  • DT Aidan Keanaaina (Notre Dame)
  • QB Sol-Jay Maiava (BYU)
  • CB Dontae Manning (Oregon)
  • CB Dwight McGlothern (LSU)
  • DE Braiden McGregor (Michigan)*
  • QB Parker McQuarrie (UCLA)
  • S Jordan Morant (Michigan)
  • LB Kalel Mullings (Michigan)
  • OL Myles Murao (Washington)
  • TE Mark Redman (Washington)
  • RB Bijan Robinson (Texas)
  • OL Roger Rosengarten (Washington)
  • TE Joe Royer (Ohio State)
  • LB Noah Sewell (Oregon)
  • LS Gregory Tarr (Michigan)
  • RB Lawrance Toafili (Florida State)
  • RB Chris Tyree (Notre Dame)
  • QB D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson)
  • WR Roman Wilson (Michigan)

*Not participating due to injury

The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Here’s a list of Polynesian Bowl participants since it began (LINK).

6Jan 2020
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Class of 2020 Early Enrollees

Blake Corum

Very succinctly, here’s a list of class of 2020 commits who plan are enrolling early at Michigan in January.

  • Blake Corum – RB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
  • Darion Green-Warren – CB – Harbor City (CA) Narbonne
  • Nikhai Hill-Green – LB – Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
  • Aaron Lewis – DE – Williamstown (NJ) Williamstown
  • Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
  • William Mohan – LB – Brooklyn (NY) Erasmus Hall
  • Makari Paige – S – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield
  • Andre Seldon, Jr. – CB – Belleville (MI) Belleville
  • Zak Zinter – OT – Cambridge (MA) Buckingham Browne & Nichols