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MIDWEST RECRUITING: U-M getting an in-state pass-rush killer in Port Huron Northern DE Braiden McGregor

By: Scott Burnstein, May 25, 2019, 10:30 pm

The Blue Water Barracuda is off the board. Block M Nation, you’ve just landed yourself a killer in the pass rush game.

Port Huron Northern junior defensive end Braiden McGregor committed to play football in college at the University of Michigan this week almost exactly a year after Jim Harbaugh extended him a Maize and Blue offer. McGregor (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) is a straight Blue Chip menace with MAD SWAG and a mega motor. He’s a consensus four-star prospect and the No. 1 defensive line recruit in the state. He chose the Wolverines over a glitzy list of other suitors, including finalists Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Florida. Most recruiting web sites rank him in the Top 5 strong side defensive ends in the nation.

McGregor’s PHN Huskies posted a 10-2 record, with league (MAC Blue) and district (Division 2) titles in 2018. His stats from his junior campaign were stellar — 100 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions. On offense, he played tight end and caught three touchdowns.

Harbaugh now has a total of nine commits for his 2020 recruiting class. With McGregor now in the mix, U-M has three in-state grabs. McGregor joins West Bloomfield linebacker Cornell Wheeler and Belleville cornerback Andre Seldon in Harbaugh’s current crop of future Wolverines from the Mitten.