The Wolverine’s EJ Holland was in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania over the weekend to see On300 2023 Michigan linebacker commit Semaj Bridgeman in his season opener.
Bridgeman had a strong game as he recorded eight tackles, including one for loss, and one sack and led his Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter team to a 19-14 win over Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt on Saturday evening.
Here are full clips from the contest.
Bridgeman committed to Michigan in July 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 came 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 this offseason.
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. 23 linebacker and No. 269 overall prospect in the country, per the On3 Consensus.
Michigan has 14 commits in its 2023 recruiting class — On300 offensive tackle Evan Link, On300 EDGE Enow Etta, consensus four-star offensive lineman Amir Herring, four-star EDGE Collins Acheampong, four-star running back Cole Cabana, four-star linebacker Semaj Bridgeman, four-star tight end Deakon Tonielli, three-star wide receivers Semaj Morgan and Fredrick Moore, three-star defensive lineman Brooks Bahr, three-star running back Benjamin Hall, three-star EDGE Aymeric Koumba, three-star tight end Zack Marshall and three-star kicker Adam Samaha.