Michigan has landed commitment No. 18 in the 2017 class, its second straight in a two-day span.
Warwick (R.I.) Bishop Hendricken OLB/DE Kwity Paye told LandOf10.com on Monday that he has flipped his commitment from Boston College to Michigan after letting the Wolverines staff know of his decision earlier in the day.
“(The Michigan staff) said they are excited to have me, and they can’t wait,” Paye, a 3-star prospect, said.
Paye is the lowest-ranked prospect in the class, as he sits at No. 949 nationally, but is the No. 1 player in Rhode Island and has some film that stands out.
Lining up at LB/DE on defense, Paye is also a menacing fullback with great speed — something Jim Harbaugh loves.
After visiting Michigan for the Wisconsin game on Oct. 1, Paye found himself needing to make the toughest decision of his life. So, to aid that, he visited the school he committed to in December of 2015, Boston College, once more and made his decision right after.
“I chose Michigan just because I feel like they will prepare the best to be the most successful in life off and on the field,” Paye said.
Paye’s 6-foot-4, 226-pound frame will likely make him a linebacker in Don Brown’s system. The first-year Michigan defensive coordinator offered Paye and was responsible for his commitment to Boston College (Brown was on the BC staff the previous three seasons). Now, Brown went back to the East Coast to find an OLB that fits his dynamic system to a tee.
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