BBC News: Michigan State football edge defender declares for draft.

Another Wolverine is heading to the NFL.
This latest commitment comes from edge defender Jalen Harrell.
Harrell enrolled at the University of Michigan in the 2020 freshman class and was ranked as one of the top 300 players in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite.
He decided to sign with the Wolverines over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and others.
Michigan State fans first learned about Harrell in a 2021 game against Ohio State when Harrell delivered a devastating hit to Ohio State running back Tre’Vyon Henderson in the Buckeye backfield.
Probably when you give it.
During his career in Ann Arbor, he made a name for himself as a solid run defender and technical pass rusher.
Harrell has been an effective member of the Wolverines’ defense for most of the program.
He recorded 31 tackles in 2023, nine of which were for loss, and a team-leading 6.
5 sacks.
In four seasons with Michigan , he totaled 78 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks.
Wolverine fans may remember the emotional moment after the national title game when Harrell found Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr.
crying in the tunnel and wished him well.
The best.
Both Penix and Harrell are from the Tampa area, so it was no surprise that Harrell found Penix after the game.
But the National Championship game won’t be the last time Harrell will don a winged helmet.
He has accepted an invitation to the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl and will compete against some of the top talent in college football to increase his draft stock.
Michigan will now await Josiah Stewart’s decision to determine depth in 2024.
Harrell and Stewart had success rotating in the same role for much of the 2023 season, but losing either would be devastating to the defensive line rotation.
The prediction is that Stewart will stay, but there’s always a chance he decides to cash in his chips and make it in the NFL.
The most likely successor on the roster at this point is T.J.
, a man who has yet to achieve consistent playing time in his career.
Stay tuned for transfer portal offers to be announced in the coming days.


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