Monday, July 5, 2021

2021 Season Countdown: #72 Ja'Den McBurrows


Ja'Den McBurrows (right, with teammate Jaydon Hood; image via 247 Sports)

Name: Ja'Den McBurrows
165 lbs.
High school:
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas
Jersey number:
Last year:
McBurrows was a senior in high school (LINK).
TTB Rating:

Michigan offered McBurrows, who attended a powerhouse high school, in January of 2020. Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, he committed to Michigan without having seen campus. He did end up visiting unofficially for the Wisconsin game - which went poorly for Michigan - and there were rumors that Miami and others were still pushing hard to get him to flip. But the Wolverines hung on and got him to sign in December.

McBurrows is a playmaker, making 4 interceptions in 2020 and returning 2 of those for touchdowns. According to Sam Webb, he was St. Thomas Aquinas's #1 corner even though it's a team full of star players headed to Division I schools. McBurrows is feisty but fairly small, similar to Andre Seldon, Jr. He always seems to be around the ball, and he's not afraid to mix it up with bigger players. That may not turn into immediate playing time, but after the first couple guys on the depth chart (Vincent Gray, Gemon Green), there's a total lack of experience among Seldon, D.J. Turner II, Jalen Perry, German Green, Darion Green-Warren, etc. McBurrows is unlikely to leapfrog all those guys, but aside from Turner seeming to be in the top three, it's anyone's guess how that depth chart plays out. (Side note: Rumors say that Perry has moved to safety and German Green has moved to corner.)

Prediction: Redshirt

1 comment:

  1. Yeah the big cluster of CBs who haven't played yet is hard to get a read on. Seems certain that a couple will need to emerge.