At 11:30 a.m. on July 28, Port Huron (Mich.) Northern 2020 three-star strong side defensive end Braiden McGregor checked into Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House.
Once McGregor and the rest of the recruits went to the indoor facility, everyone split up into groups of offense and defense. Then, McGregor’s group went to the meeting room and defensive coordinator Don Brown gave a presentation on how Michigan plays.
The group got split once again, with McGregor and the rest of the defensive line prospects going with Greg Mattison to a separate meeting room.
“We watched a couple different things on how the Michigan defensive line is played,” McGregor said. “Then, we went over to the Big House, had lunch and played Xbox.”
Along with video games, the Wolverines had field games like corn hole, spike ball and much more. The photo shoot was the grand finale.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end has offers to play for Michigan, Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue, Toledo, Western Michigan and Wisconsin.
“My interested is the same after the BBQ,” McGregor said. “It was such a great time.”
McGregor’s favorite part of the entire trip was watching the Michigan defensive film. One of the biggest aspects in his recruitment revolves around the coaching staff.
“It was great watching how well they are all coached,” he added.
Checking out Michigan twice in less than two months proved to be huge for the recruitment of McGregor. He is able to say with confidence that he would fit in Ann Arbor.
“I could see myself being a part of that because those guys give 110 percent on every play. I feel like I do the same.”
Recently, he has visited Notre Dame (June 9), Ohio State (June 12) and Michigan twice (June 18 and July 28). The defensive end will visit Notre Dame on Sept. 1 for its game against Michigan.
McGregor is ranked No. 349 in the 2020 class, No. 16 at his position and No. 8 in Michigan, according to 247Sports Composite.