Recruiting fireworks underway, and just getting started
Fireworks were expected with the Wolverines coming off their biggest official visit weekend of the 2020 cycle. And when fans saw this tweet from Michigan recruiting director Matt Dudek, it became apparent it was going to exceed even the most optimistic of hopes:
For those who need this translated, that's the GIF Dudek always tweets when a commitment is coming Michigan's way. And in that tweet, he indicated the weekend's efforts would net eight new future Wolverines.
Entering the weekend with 10 verbal commits, the 2020 class now stands at 14.
The crown jewel of Sunday's commits was Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ) four-star safety Jordan Morant. 247Sports' No. 10 safety in the class, Morant committed to the Wolverines over the likes of Ohio State, Penn State and others.
"We pretty much got to do everything," Morant told The Michigan Insider of the visit. "We saw the stadium which was crazy just because of how big it was and now I know why it's called the 'Big House.'"
Paired with 2019 signee Daxton Hill, Michigan will have an exciting safety duo in the future.
Joining Morant in the Sunday commits are a trio of three-stars.
An already strong offensive line class became even stronger with the addition of Eaglecrest (Aurora, CO) center Reece Atteberry. Primarily recruited by Ed Warinner, Atteberry committed just five days after officially visiting Duke. One of his most attractive features is his versatility. His junior year was his first time playing center, he began his career as a tackle. Having had success with versatile linemen in the past, Atteberry is one of Ed Warinner's biggest gets yet.
Williamstown, NJ defensive end Aaron Lewis flipped from West Virginia to the Wolverines. Committed to the Mountaineers since April, Lewis originally received an offer from Michigan on the final day of January. Lewis and four-star Braiden McGregor give Don Brown a pair of top-20 defensive ends to work with in the class.
New Jersey's No. 13 player, Lewis gets off the line very quickly. At 6-foot-5, he has room to add to his 235-pound frame. Once he adds some weight, he projects to have the ability to play both inside and out.
Sunday's first commit was Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, NY) athlete William Mohan. Built similarly to Khaleke Hudson, Mohan emerged as Michigan's top "Viper" target in the class.
"Michigan is a great place (with) great facilities," the Brooklyn native told Sam Webb. "The coaches showed that they really want to make me into the next Jabrill Peppers...They were serious during practice. They were going at it. It was amazing."
The NCAA's month-long dead period begins on Monday. Facing a period of inactivity, the Wolverine staff did an excellent job on a critical weekend.
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