In the matter of just two days, the Michigan football team added two more commitments to next year’s already-solid recruiting class, as well as a commitment for the 2020 class.
It started Sunday, when 4-star defensive end Mike Morris, who was previously committed to Florida State, announced via Twitter that he had flipped his commitment to the Wolverines.
“… I feel like GOD is guiding me in a different direction,” Morris said in his tweet. “So I would like to say that I’m decommitting from Florida State University and recommitting to the University of Michigan.”
Morris is the 22nd-ranked strongside defensive end in the 2019 class, and he adds depth to the class at that position, which already includes David Ojabo and Chris Hinton, the 19th- and 2nd-best strongside defensive ends in the class, respectively.
In addition to Morris, Michigan landed the commitment of 3-star, 2020 tight end Nick Patterson, the brother of junior quarterback Shea Patterson.
Nick was visiting this weekend for the Wolverines’ game against Western Michigan, and according to Sam Webb of 247sports, he had a meeting Sunday afternoon with coach Jim Harbaugh in which Nick made his intentions known.
The next day, the reports were confirmed, as Nick also took to Twitter to make his commitment public.
“Thank you (Michigan football), (Shea Patterson) and (Harbaugh) for an amazing weekend in the Big House. I’m thrilled to make it official that I’ll be joining the Big Blue!!” Nick said.
The strong recruiting weekend was polished off on Monday by yet another 4-star commitment, as Giles Jackson, the No. 5 all-purpose back in the 2019 class, announced he would be coming to Ann Arbor as well.
Jackson joins Eric Gray, the No. 3 all-purpose back in the class, and Zach Charbonnet, the No. 9 running back in the class, who committed to Michigan earlier this summer.
The Wolverines’ 2019 class was already strong, and with the additions of Morris and Jackson, it ranks 10th nationally and first in the Big Ten.
With that and Michigan’s win over the Broncos, it’s safe to say it was a good weekend for Harbaugh and company.