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Tight end Jeremy Ruckert is set to make his college choice Monday afternoon.

Michigan in mix as top 2018 tight end set to make decision, Wolverine wrestling gets major commitment, top reliever ends career

Kevin Goheen

Wake up, University of Michigan fans, and welcome to Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily morning briefing of Wolverines athletics. We’ll get your weekdays started with all the latest Michigan news, notes and insights. Our goal is to bring you closer to the Maize and Blue, your favorite team.

It is Monday, July 17, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…

Jeremy Ruckert set to make choice 

Tight end Jeremy Ruckert is expected to announce his college commitment Monday at 3 p.m. ET.

The senior from Lindenhurst, N.Y., is a 4-star prospect and the No. 1 tight end in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He listed Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Notre Dame among his final four choices. 247Sports predicts Ruckert will choose Ohio State.

Michigan has targeted three of the nation’s top tight ends for the 2018 class: Ruckert, No. 3-rated Luke Ford of Carterville, Ill., and No. 5 Mustapha Muhammed of Missouri City, Texas.

Land of 10’s Jeremy Birmingham spoke with Ruckert at The Opening finals in Oregon, where Ruckert competed with the best players in the country.

Big Ten media days upcoming

Big Ten Media Days are one week away. The annual event in Chicago begins next Monday, with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and players scheduled to speak on Tuesday. Seniors Mason Cole, Mo Hurst and Mike McCray are planned to attend for the Wolverines.

Top Florida wrestler Joey Silva chooses Michigan

Michigan has gotten a commitment from one of the top lightweight wrestlers in the country, Joey Silva of Orlando. Silva is a four-time state champion in Florida and ranked No. 2 nationally at 132 pounds, according to FloWrestling. He chose the Wolverines over North Carolina, Nebraska and Purdue among others.

Jackson Lamb ends baseball career

Jackson Lamb was a first-team All-Big Ten closer for Michigan last season. Despite having one season of eligibility remaining, he has decided to end his baseball career, according to this report by Jordan Strack of WTOL-11 in Toledo.

Young Tom Brady

Want to see what Tom Brady was thinking when he was still in high school? Sports Illustrated found this old local television report with Dan Fouts interviewing Brady, then still at Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif.

Michigan moments

This year is the 100-year anniversary of the Big Ten.

There are various stories about the conference’s history throughout the Land of 10 site.

Here at the Land of 10 Michigan page, we counted down the 100 greatest moments in Michigan athletics history, wrapping things the list last Friday with the 1997 national championship season. If you missed it, No. 2 on our list was the victory over No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Ohio State in Bo Schembechler’s first season of 1969. You can check out the entire collection here.

Wolverine bites

Former Michigan offensive lineman Ed Muransky has become a successful businessman in Northeast Ohio.

Freshman wide receiver Oliver Martin is now officially an All-American swimmer.

How many of Michigan’s games made the Land of 10 list of top tilts in the conference?