Michigan Football recruiting: Derrick Green goes blue

Michigan Football recruiting

Derrick Green (Photo credit: Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Michigan Football recruiting received a big boost on Saturday when 5-star running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Virginia) announced his commitment to the University of Michigan. Green is generally considered the top running back in the nation and one of the elite recruits in the 2013 class. He is a 6-foot, 220 pound wrecking ball of a runner who will thrive in the Big Ten.

The Colonial District Offensive Player of the Year, 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 choose Michigan over Auburn and Tennessee.

Here is an excerpt of his scouting report on ESPN

Green is quick to get downhill and attack the hole and he gains momentum fast. He follows blocks well and cuts tightly off through the hole…Displays very good power to break tackles. He is an aggressive runner who drags tacklers and finishes runs falling forward. He will get the extra yards while wearing down a defense. A durable tough guy who likes contact. Defenders are not going to tackle him high when he breaks free into open field…

Green is the second running back to join Michigan’s 2013 recruiting class, Deveon Smith being the other. With Fitz Toussaint recovering from a serious knee injury, there is an opportunity for early playing time for Green or Smith.

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Here is a look at Michigan’s 2013 commitment list

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
  • Ceebass01

    Green goes Blue! Great choice young man and congratulations on future.

  • Larry Novak

    Just watched his highlights on youtube. Wow, what a punishing runner he is. I think Sara is on the wrong website…lol..

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    I cleaned up old lonely Sara’s odd comment Larry. This is a HUGE get for Michigan. They needed a top of the line skill position guy.

  • Craig Coxen

    Wow, that is huge. The future looks bright Wolverine fans.

  • BobWhite

    Look forward to seeing him play.