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Gemon and German Green commit to Michigan
Brothers Gemon and German Green, a pair of cornerbacks from DeSoto, Texas, committed to Michigan on Thursday. Both are rated as 3-star prospects by the 247Sports composite.
The brothers were fresh off visits to Michigan, but the commitment wasn’t one we saw coming this soon.
— Gęrm2️⃣✖️ (@twin2_germ) April 20, 2017
Michigan was one of the first Power 5 schools to offer the Greens, so the Wolverines were thought to have a slight edge to land the pair. Despite that, the idea of the duo committing in April was thought to be a long shot.
How good is Gemon Green?
Gemon is the higher-rated of the two, by a large margin. He sits at No. 339 in the country, while being ranked as the No. 32 cornerback.
The system at Michigan fits Gemon’s skill set due to press coverage being the staple of his high school defense, similar to the Don Brown style played in Ann Arbor.
Gemon has the best chance to have a stronger career of the two, but don’t count out German’s presence on the field. We project Gemon to have a chance to make some noise his redshirt sophomore season, but standing out in Year 2 wouldn’t surprise anyone.
Both come from a powerhouse school in Texas. The competition they face is as good as any, which should help them at the next level.
How good is German Green?
German is a guy who shines with potential, but he’s very raw.
He isn’t that technical, or fast (he ran a 4.95 at The Opening Dallas), but he plays strong and aggressive. And that’s what Michigan looks for in its corners — aggressiveness.
— King Green (@GreenGemon) April 20, 2017
German will probably get called for some penalties in his first scrimmage. He’s aggressive, but that’s a teachable trait.
German comes with Gemon, but don’t overlook the potential in German’s game.
What do the commitments mean for Michigan’s 2018 class?
Michigan now has 7 commits in its 2018 class, which moved from No. 17 nationally to No. 12 as of Tuesday afternoon.
This puts Michigan in a great spot, landing a top-400 player in Gemon Green who could see his stock rise at The Opening Finals this summer. A 4-star added to his name wouldn’t be surprising.
Plus, there’s nothing wrong with getting a foot in the door in Texas, the country’s second-most talented recruiting state after to Florida, if you ask me.
DeSoto is a great football school in a great division in Dallas. Adding cornerbacks from a hot recruiting area who fit your style makes this a solid pickup for Michigan, despite the fact that neither Green is listed in the 247Sports composite.