UM football lands 2, including Midwest's top prospect

The Detroit News

Michigan landed two commitments on Wednesday, including one of the biggest in the country.

Ben Bredeson, a four-star offensive lineman from Hartland (Wisconsin) Arrowhead, verbally committed to the Wolverines on Wednesday for the 2016 season. Michigan also received a commitment from Josh Metellus, a two-star safety out of Pembroke Pines (Florida) Flanagan.

Bredeson is ranked by Scout as the Midwest's top prospect, and the No. 1 guard in the country.

The 6-foot-41/2, 293-pound Bredeson chose Michigan over Notre Dame, according to Scout's Allen Trieu. He held offers from a number of other big-name programs, including Alabama, Auburn, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin among many others.

Metellus is 6 feet, 187 pounds.

The commitments give Michigan 16 for 2016, and pushed Michigan's class into the top 10, according to 247sports (No. 9).

Michigan could get another addition in the form of Jhonathon Williams, a former Notre Dame defensive end who plans to visit Michigan on Thursday, according to Sam Webb of and Detroit News contributor.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Williams, of Berrien Springs, was part of Notre Dame's 2014 class, but spent the season the scout team and did not see game action.


Ben Bredeson, G, Arrowhead High, Hartland, Wis. (6-4, 293)

Kingston Davis, RB, Prattville (Ala.) High (6-1, 230)

Kiante Enis, ATH, Winchester (Ind.) High (6-2, 192)

Chris Evans, RB, Indianapolis Ben Davis High (5-10, 195)

Matt Falcon, RB, Southfield High (6-1, 215)

Dele Harding, OLB, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md. (6-1, 230)

Dytarious Johnson, LB, Prattville (Ala.) High (6-0, 215)

Sean McKeon, TE, Shepherd Hill High, Dudley, Mass. (6-5, 230)

Josh Metellus, S, Flanagan High, Pembroke Pines, Florida (6-0, 187 pounds)

Michael Onwenu, OL, Detroit Cass Tech (6-3, 315)

Brandon Peters, QB, Avon (Ind.) High (6-4, 209)

David Reese, ILB, Farmington High (6-1, 235)

Antwaine Richardson, CB, Atlantic High, Delray Beach, Fla. (6-0, 165)

Erik Swenson, OT, Downers Grove (Ill.) South High (6-7, 285)

Victor Viramontes, ATH, Norco (Calif.) High (6-0, 215)

Rashad Weaver, DE, Cooper City (Fla.) High (6-4, 245)