Michigan has secured its first defensive back in the 2020 class with a commitment from Belleville (Mich.) 2020 cornerback Andre Seldon Jr.
Receiving an offer from Michigan after attending camp on Monday, Seldon almost committed to coach Jim Harbaugh on the spot. He slept on it for two days and decided to make it official on Wednesday.
“Michigan has always been my dream school,” Seldon said. “I grew up watching them, my role models growing up went there, their whole staff shows love like no other and that’s undeniable.
“It just feels like home.”
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound defensive back also has offers to play for Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Iowa State, Kentucky, Syracuse, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Instead of waiting for other offers or exploring more options, Seldon made his pledge to the Wolverines.
“I already knew that Michigan was my dream school and that I wanted to go there, so I discussed it with my coach and family,” Seldon said. “Then, I finally decided I wanted it to be official.”
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Seldon is close with Michigan defensive backs Lavert Hill and Jaylen Kelly-Powell. He also knows Michigan alumni Terry Richardson and Jourdan Lewis. All four athletes are role models in Seldon’s life.
“Michigan has been my dream school since I was a little kid,” Seldon said. “I love the tradition and university. I have connections with several of the players, and it’s just a positive vibe up there. I work out with all those guys. They are strong mentors in my life.”
Seldon is ranked No. 350 in the 2020 class, No. 24 at his position and No. 8 in Michigan, according to 247Sports.
On Tuesday, Michigan picked up its first commitment in the 2020 class when Columbus (Ohio) Northland 3-star wide receiver and running back Kalil Branham pledged to the Wolverines.