Michigan football lands versatile athlete

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Boy does beating Ohio State have its perks.

Michigan football landed three commitments from the state of Ohio since November 25th.

Monday is a new day but the same result. The Wolverines gained a commitment from 2023 three-star athlete Jason Hewlett. Hewlett is a Youngstown (Ohio) commit that can play various positions at the next level.

247Sports ranks Hewlett as a four-star prospect, but according to the composite rankings, Hewlett is a three-star and the 21st-ranked prospect in Ohio.

Allen Trieu, a national recruiting analyst with 247Sports, breaks down Hewlett’s game:

Has the size and experience at multiple positions to project in a variety of ways come college. Currently, the most likely projection is to defense as a hybrid safety-linebacker, but could grow into a full-time linebacker or EDGE. Also has the size and ball skills to potentially be a receiver or FLEX on offense. Striker on defense who shows that he can run through a ball carrier and hit with pop and explosion. Has a track background and can get moving and pursue well for a player of his size. Offensive tape and special teams return ability further speak to that and his overall athleticism. In college, the main piece for his development will be finding the right positional home and refining his skills at that spot. A generally raw prospect but talented with big upside.

The Ohio prospect de-committed from Cincinnati back on November 24th. Hewlett chose Michigan over Kentucky.

Michigan now has 19 commits in the class for 2023.

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