Jim Harbaugh lands first verbal commitments at Michigan

Jim Harbaugh landed his first verbal commitments as Michigan's football coach on Saturday.
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Jim Harbaugh landed his first verbal commitments as Michigan's football coach on Saturday.

Three-star defensive end Reuben Jones from Lakeland, Fla., (Lake Gibson) committed to the Wolverines during the program's official visit weekend.

The 6-foot-3, 233-pound defensive end decommitted from Nebraska, to whom he initially pledged to in November. He also held offers from Louisville, Michigan State, Duke, Illinois and Iowa, among others. Jones finished with 71 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior season at Lake Gibson, recording 27.5 sacks over his full high school career.

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In the class of 2015, Jones is considered the No. 27 strongside defensive end and No. 68 player from Florida by Rivals.com.

Michigan also received another commitment from four-star quaterback Zach Gentry, according to Chris Balas of Rivals.com. Gentry, from Albuquerque, N.M., (Eldorado) previously gave a verbal commit to Texas, but reportedly reopened his commitment after the Longhorns continued to recruit other quarterbacks.

Gentry, listed at 6-foot-6, 230 lbs., is Michigan's second quarterback commit for 2015 after four-star recruit Alex Malzone committed in May. Gentry is considered the No. 4 quarterback in the class of 2015 by Rivals; Malzone is ranked No. 11.

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After landing Jones and Gentry, Michigan has eight commitments in its 2015 class.

Harbaugh was introduced as Michigan's head coach on Dec. 30 after four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Mike Fiammetta