Ben VanSumeren has flipped his commitment from Iowa to Michigan three days after receiving an offer from the Wolverines.
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— Ben VanSumeren (@primetimedunkin) December 17, 2017
VanSumeren committed to Iowa in November, but Jim Harbaugh and Michigan came calling less than a month later. VanSumeren tweeted on Thursday that he’d received a scholarship offer from his in-state school. The Wolverines went after him hard, and it worked.
Harbaugh paid VanSumeren’s Garber High School a visit this week. It caused quite a scene.
“By the time he got here, word had traveled and the hallway was astir,” Garber’s athletic director told MLive. Kids were running around trying to get a glimpse. It was like there was a movie star in the school.”
VanSumeren is designated as an ATH in recruiting rankings, which means he could play multiple positions in college. Tight end and linebacker appear to be the two likeliest possibilities for him. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 49 ATH and the No. 11 recruit from the state of Michigan in the Class of 2018.