Michigan Football Recruiting: Big weekend nets 8 commitments

The Michigan Football program picked up 8 verbal commitments in a whirlwind recruiting weekend. Things started off with 4 quick commitments on Saturday morning. They added two more late Saturday night when Chris Fox and Taco Charlton climbed aboard the Maize and Blue train.

Brady Hoke and Co. capped things off on Sunday with commitments from Jake Butt and Logan Tuley-Tillman.

All 8 of the new Michigan commits are 4-star recruits.

Kyle Bosch got the commitment wave rolling on Saturday morning when he pledged to play his college football at Michigan. Bosch is a 6-foot-5, 285 pound OL out of Wheaton, Illinois. ESPNU and rivals both rank him as a 4-star recruit. He checks in at #60 overall with rivals.

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The next player to commit was Wyatt Shallman. He is a highly coveted prospect out of Detroit Catholic Central. He is classified as an athlete. He is an outstanding running back and defensive end. Shallman checks in at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds and is rated a 4-star recruit by rivals and scout.

The next dominoes to fall in Michigan’s favor were a pair of 4-star prospects out of Detroit Cass Tech. Jourdan Lewis is a 5-foot-11, 170 pound playmaking cornerback. He notched 8 interceptions as a junior and scored 11 TDs. His teammate, David Dawson, will be joining him in Ann Arbor. Dawson is a 6-foot-5, 305 pound mauler who plays OG at Cass Tech.

Chris Fox (Parker, Colorado), a 4-star OL, decided to join the party and committed on Saturday night. He is a highly touted player who rivals.com ranks as the #46 overall prospect in the class of 2013.

Taco Charlton

Greg Mattison and Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton (Pickerington, Ohio) threw his hat in the ring and committed during his visit as well. Charlton measures at 6-6, 240 pounds and plays OLB for Pickerington Central. He projects as a DE at the collegiate level. Charlton is a 4-star recruit

On Sunday, Jake Butt (Pickerington, Ohio) informed Brady Hoke that he wanted to play for Michigan. Butt is a 6-foot-5, 220 pound TE. He is a 4-star recruit and is ranked #96 overall by rivals.com. Butt plays for Pickerington North

To cap things off Michigan picked up their 8th commitment of the weekend from Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, Illinois). He is a 6-foot-7, 295 pound 4-star OT and is ranked #109 overall by rivals.com

That makes 8 recruits in 2 days to join Michigan’s 2013 class. They are all 4-star prospects that hail from Michigan (3), Ohio (2), Illinois (2), and Colorado (1).

Below is a look at Michigan’s 2013 commitment list.

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Player
Pos.
Hometown
Hgt./Wgt.
Ranking
Notes
Kyle BoschOLWheaton, Illinois6-5/2854-starUSA Today 2nd team All-American
Jake ButtTEPickerington, Ohio6-5/2204-starUS Army All-American
Taco CharltonDEPickerington, Ohio6-6/2404-starSemper Fidelis All-American
David DawsonOLDetroit, Michigan6-4/2824-starConsidered the #1 offensive guard in the country by ESPNU
Reon DawsonCBTrotwood, Ohio6-1/1753-starA high school teammate of Linebacker commit Mike McCray II
Ross DouglasCBAvon, Ohio5-10/1804-star2013 Semper Fidelis All-American
Jaron DukesWRColumbus, Ohio6-5/195NRJunior season stats: 36 catches for 670 yards and 7 TDs
Chris FoxOLParker, Colorado6-6/3004-starRanked #46 overall by rivals.com and a member of the ESPNU 150
Ben GedeonLBHudson, Ohio6-3/2154-starRated as the #8 ILB by rivals.com
Derrick GreenRBRichmond, Virginia6-0/2205-starRanked the #1 RB in the nation by rivals and scout
Delano HillSDetroit, Michigan6-0/1984-starRanked the #23 safety by rivals.com
Khalid HillTEDetroit, Michigan6-2/2303-starHauled in 29 passes for 448 yards and 6 TDs as a junior
Maurice Hurst Jr.DTWestwood, Massachusetts6-2/2754-starRated the #23 DT by scout.com
Da'Mario JonesWRWestland, Michigan6-2/1853-star
Patrick KuglerOLWexford, PA6-5/2805-starIs ranked #54 overall by rivals. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
Jourdan LewisCBDetroit, Michigan5-11/1704-starUS Army All-American
Mike McCrayLBTrotwood, Ohio6-4/2304-starRanked #44 overall by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
JJ McGrathKMacomb, Michigan6-3/228Preferred walk-on
Shane MorrisQBWarren, Michigan6-3/1855-starConsidered the top QB recruit in the class of 2013
Henry PoggiDTBaltimore, Maryland6-4/2605-star1st team USA Today All-American
Dan SamuelsonOLPlymouth, IN6-5/2853-starCan play tackle of guard
Wyatt ShallmanATHNovi, Michigan6-3/2554-starIs considered the #1 ranked fullback by scout.com
Deveon SmithRBWarren, Ohio5-11/1954-starRanked #53 overall by scout.com
Channing StriblingSMathews, NC6-2/1702-starHad 6 interceptions and 14 PBUs as a junior
Scott SypniewskiLSOttawa, Illinois6-1/2303-starRanked the #2 long snapper in the country
Dymonte ThomasSAlliance, Ohio6-1/1755-starUS Army All-American
Logan Tuley-TillmanOTPeoria, Illinois6-7/2954-starUnder Armor All-American
Csont'e YorkWRHarper Woods, Michigan6-3/1853-starHe is ranked the #67 WR by scout.com
  • http://twitter.com/isportsJoe Joe White

    Wow. What a class being developed. So early too. The tide has changed big time.

  • http://isportsweb.com Rob White

    It was really a historic weekend of recruiting, I’m not sure there has ever been another one like it. Bosch, Fox and Tuley-Tillman represent 3 of the Top 10 OL recruits in the nation. 
    Charlton and Shallman are both Top 10 DE prospects

  • http://twitter.com/isportsChad Chad Godfrey

    The O line looks like it’s in good hands for the next 4 or 5 seasons with these kids coming in…

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