Michigan hosts Sheperd Hill Regional 2017 athlete

Although his first high school contest has yet to kickoff, Kevin Mensah was still around the gridiron over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Sheperd Hill Regional (Dudley, MA) athlete took an unofficial visit to Michigan, where he witnessed the Wolverine’s 63-3 season-opening win over Hawaii.

Recalling the trip to Ann Arbor, Mensah pointed to the game day atmosphere, time spent with Michigan’s defensive coordinator Don Brown, and the facilities.

“It was amazing,” he said. “I will be back soon. Maybe for the Wisconsin game (Oct. 1). I talked to Coach Brown. He took me around the campus, the football facilities, and we talked after.”

Mensah previously spent time with Brown when the former Boston College defensive coordinator made a visit in late April of 2015. The 2017 prospect eventually made a pair of unofficial visits to Chestnut Hill, MA in both August and September of that year. Mensah plans to visit the Eagles again, along with Holy Cross, Syracuse, UConn and UMass.

During the past off-season, he made an unofficial trip to Boston College on Aug. 11, and received a visit from current Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jim Reid (Jan. 29). New Hampshire wide receiver and special teams coach Michael Ferzoco (Jan. 29), and UConn offensive line coach Mike Cummings (Feb. 1) also made trips to see Mensah, who made a trip to UMass on Feb. 21, and holds scholarship offers from Bryant and Kentucky Christian.

An ESPN Mass All-State running back a season ago, the senior makes quick decisions with the football in his hands, and provides a down hill presence as a tail back, and returner on special teams. Based off physicality, athletic traits and the background in the weight room, would be intriguing to see how well Mensah fits in the secondary on the defensive side of the ball.

RATING 3-star 

HEIGHT 5’9β€³ 

WEIGHT 190 lbs

VERTICAL 38.9β€³

40-YARD DASH 4.50


SQUAT 415 lbs


Author: The Subway Alum

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