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As a Recruit
Junior Colson was a top-10 linebacker recruit and the second-best prospect in Tennessee coming out of Brentwood's Ravenwood High School in the Class of 2021. Colson had 59 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks as a senior in high school. Colson appeared in all 14 games for the Wolverines as a freshman. He finished fourth among all defenders with 61 tackles, helping him earn some Freshman All-America honors. Colson started all 14 games at linebacker in 2022. While being named second-team All-Big Ten, he led the team with 101 tackles, including six tackles for a loss. Colson again earned all-league honors in 2023 and he earned team Defensive Player of the Week honors in five games.