Freshman LBs coming in to compete 

May, 14, 2013
Despite signing six linebacker prospects between the 2012 and 2013 classes, Michigan still has opportunity for playing time with the incoming freshman class. Ben Gedeon (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) and Mike McCray II (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) are both coming in with the mentality that they need to be ready to play.

“The coaches have said to be ready to play and make sure I stay in shape. There are a couple guys that have been hurt so they said there might be more opportunity to play early,” Gedeon said. “I really can’t say anything yet because I haven’t been able to get there and compete. After fall camp I’ll be able to see where I fit in and if I’m ready to play.”

Gedeon is likely slated for either Mike (middle linebacker or Will (weakside linebacker) depending on where he’s needed and what spot he picks up the quickest. Joe Bolden and Desmond Morgan are the returning players with experience at middle linebacker, and James Ross at weakside backer.
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