Michigan Lands Verbal Commitment Number 17: 4-Star Linebacker Ben Gedeon

RJ LuchenbillCorrespondent IIIApril 11, 2012


The Michigan Wolverines land yet another 4-star recruit from the state of Ohio, linebacker/athlete Ben Gedeon.

Gedeon was offered scholarships by quite a few universities including Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia, Stanford, Tennessee and Michigan State. 

Scout has him quoted as saying, "I came to the decision earlier today. I called coach tonight, told him I came to a final decision."

Rivals has him listed as 6'3" and 215 pounds. He will need to put on some weight, but he has his entire senior season to build more muscle. 

Scout, Rivals and 247Sports all have him rated four stars. ESPN is late to the party as they have yet to rank anyone. Scout has him ranked as the No. 13 linebacker in the country. 

With Michigan having already 17 verbal commitments, they will need to be even more selective with their remaining scholarships. 

Rivals caught up with Hudson football coach Ron Wright to get his thoughts. 

"I think that you're looking at a guy that's just at the tip of the iceberg," Wright said of his star player. "How much better is he going to be? You look at him now and then look five years or four years from now what is he going to be like? Well, I think he's going to be even better than he is because his work ethic is fantastic."

Wright continued heaping praise upon his star player. 

"We're very very proud of him, and the school is very proud of him and he's modest beyond reproach," said Wright. "He's the guy that you want to succeed because he's a really really fine person. A quality person. Smart, fast football players: you kind of want those guys. They can make things happen and know what you're talking about."

Not only does this future Wolverine work incredibly hard, but he's modest and wants to succeed. Character and integrity; two traits Brady Hoke and his staff have found once again in their recruits.

Here's a clip from some of his junior highlights. As you'll see from the video, he's completely explosive to the football. 

It's a good time indeed to be a Michigan fan.