At this point it seems like we just have to expect Michigan to get whatever commitment it wants.
The Wolverines landed their sixth commitment in nine days on Friday night, this time Drew Singleton from Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, a 4-star linebacker according to 247Sports.
The Commitment ??https://t.co/v8kMrR1Kf0
— Drewski (@_DrewSingleton) December 23, 2016
This is the second linebacker commit in as many days for Michigan. On Thursday, 4-star LB Jordan Anthony committed to the Wolverines.
Singleton is rated as the No. 3 linebacker in the nation, No. 66 overall prospect in the country, and the No. 1 player in the state of New Jersey.
What it means
Singleton not only gives Michigan its top target at linebacker, it cements a great foundation for its defense with the 2017 linebacker class. Along with Anthony and Singleton, the Wolverines also added 4-star LB Josh Ross and 3-star LB Ben Mason.
Singleton’s commitment also continued the Paramus Catholic-to-Michigan pipeline that originally started with Jabrill Peppers and has given Michigan multiple players since, including the nation’s No. 1 prospect last year, Rashan Gary.
While this gives Michigan another great fit into one of the most important position units in Don Brown’s tricky defensive scheme, the staff has one more target it hope it lands in Starkville (Miss.) 4-star LB Willie Gay.
The status of the 2017 class
Michigan’s class remains ranked No. 4 in the country, trailing No. 3 Georgia by a significant amount. Ohio State is No. 2 and Alabama is No. 1.
It puts Michigan at 26 commitments in the class, a number that will definitely continue to grow larger. It could get as high as 32, and come in as low as 29.