2020 Season Countdown: #73 Jaylen Harrell

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29Jun 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #73 Jaylen Harrell

Jaylen Harrell

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Name: Jaylen Harrell
235 lbs.
High school:
Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep
Defensive end
Jersey number:
Last year:
Harrell was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 58 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks.
TTB Rating:

Harrell was a big pickup for Michigan late in the recruiting cycle. He was an early big-time recruit who seemed to slide in the rankings, and other teams seemed to fall off in their recruitment of him. But Michigan kept plugging away and finally reeled him in.

There’s a legitimate opportunity for a talented pass rusher to step in and play this fall. Outside linebacker Josh Uche went to the Patriots, and hybrid linebacker Khaleke Hudson went to the Redskins; they combined for 28 sacks in their careers. I have a hard time believing a true freshman will take over that role full-time, but Harrell could contribute if he’s talented enough. Other players vying for that pass rusher role are rumored to include David Ojabo and Michael Barrett, though I don’t see Barrett being too much of a threat as a pass rusher. Harrell could also play weakside end, but that might be a year or two away.

Prediction: Backup outside linebacker

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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11Dec 2019
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Jaylen Harrell, Wolverine

Jaylen Harrell

Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep defensive end Jaylen Harrell committed to Michigan on Wednesday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Penn State, among others.

Harrell is listed at 6’4″, 235 lbs.

ESPN: 4-star, 83 grade, #4 ILB, #172 overall
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #33 OLB
247 Sports: 3-star, 88 grade, #20 WDE, #468 overall

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7Dec 2019
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Visitors: December 6-8, 2019

Darion Green-Warren


Darion Green-Warren – CB – Harbor City (CA) Narbonne: Green-Warren is a 6’0″, 187 lb. prospect with offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 cornerback, and #209 overall. Crystal balls are 88% for USC, but he says he’s not set on staying in-state. He was originally slated to be in town for last week’s game against OSU, but the date was supposedly changed so he could have a more in-depth visit without as much hoopla and as many recruits. Michigan needs to put the full court press on him in an attempt to secure his services, since the depth at cornerback is thin. This is an official visit.

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