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April 29, 2013After he and teammate Jabrill Peppers visited Ann Arbor in early April, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic three-star offensive lineman Juwan Bushell-Beatty seemed to be very high on Michigan - and even named the Wolverines his favorite. Today, he followed through with the next natural step and pledged to the Wolverines.
Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic Analyst Adam Friedman confirmed with Paramus Catholic coach Chris Partridge.
The No. 29 offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals.com, Bushell-Beatty stands 6-5, 295 pounds. Although he is versatile enough to play multiple positions across the offensive line in college, his height and wingspan give him the potential to play the most highly coveted position up front - left tackle.
Bushell-Beatty's trip to Ann Arbor was a huge step in the journey to Michigan. Although the Wolverines had already offered him before that time, he got a chance to see what Ann Arbor is all about.
"The coaches were great," he said. "I met Coach Hoke and he was a very down to earth guy and he was very honest and will keep it really straight with the players, which I really liked. I got to talk to Coach Funk too. I met a few of the players and liked them. We were there for practice and I liked the way they were so intense and the way they hit. That's something I'm looking for."
"JBB" also held offers from Boston College, Florida State, and West Virgnia, among others. He is the eighth commitment in Michigan's 2014 class.