Consensus four-star linebacker Semaj Bridgeman commits to Michigan
Michigan is moving back in a positive direction on the recruiting trail.
U-M notched its second commitment of the day when Consensus four-star linebacker Semaj Bridgeman gave the Wolverines a pledge on Friday evening.
The Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter product picked Michigan over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State, Maryland, Florida, LSU, South Carolina Rutgers, Tennessee and others.
Bridgeman made an official visit to Michigan earlier this summer and immediately began trending on the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine. Rutgers hosted Bridgeman for his final official visit, but the Wolverines were able to fight off their Big Ten bunkmate and secure a key win recruiting win.
Bridgeman’s commitment to Michigan comes on the heels of a tough loss at the linebacker position. Top 100 Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln prospect Raylen Wilson sided with Michigan in December but backed out of his verbal pledge on Tuesday. Wilson is now trending towards Georgia.
Bridgeman started at both linebacker and tight end for Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood as a junior but recently transferred to Northeast powerhouse Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotemp Charter for his senior season.
At 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, Bridgeman is ranked as the No. 26 linebacker and No. 319 overall prospect in the country, per the On3 Consensus.
Bridgeman is the lone linebacker commit in Michigan’s 2023 recruiting class.
Michigan now has eight commits total this cycle.
Along with Bridgeman, the Wolverines have verbal pledges from four-star Dexter (Mich.) High running back Cole Cabana, three-star Oswego (Ill.) High tight end Deakon Tonielli, three-star St. Louis (Mo.) Cardinal Ritter Prep wide receiver Fredrick Moore, three-star West Bloomfield (Mich.) High wide receiver Semaj Morgan, three-star Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy defensive lineman Brooks Bahr, three-star Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb running back Benjamin Hall and in-state Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron kicker Adam Samaha.
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