Michigan Football recruiting: Derrick Green set to announce

Michigan Football recruiting

Derrick Green (Photo credit: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Michigan Football has room for one or two more recruits to join their 2013 class. One of those remaining spots has been reserved for 5-star running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Virginia). The 6-foot, 220 pounder will announce his commitment on Saturday, January 26th at 4pm in a ceremony at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center in Richmond. The announcement will be streamed live at Richmond Times-Dispatch’s website.

As a senior, Green rushed for 1,285 yards and 20 touchdowns. He seldom played in the second half of games because his Hermitage team was so dominant and often had commanding leads early in the games.

Green has reportedly narrowed his choices down to three schools; Auburn, Michigan and Tennessee. As recent as two weeks ago he was on record with Sam Webb stating that Michigan was his favorite. Coaches from all 3 schools have recently completed in-home visits with Green.

Green is ranked the #1 running back in the nation by rivals.com and the #8 prospect overall. He was named the Colonial District Offensive Player of the Year.

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If he commits to Michigan, Green would be the second running back in U-M’s 2013 recruiting class, joining Deveon Smith. Below is a look at Michigan’s 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