Michigan target Tommy Tremble committed to play football at Notre Dame, he announced on Thursday.
The 3-star recruit from Norcross, Ga., chose Notre Dame over Michigan, Georgia, UCLA and Auburn among other top competitors for his services. He’s the No. 20 tight end recruit and the No. 51 Georgia prospect in the Class of 2018, per the 247Sports Composite recruiting rankings.
— Tommy Tremble™ (@TommyTrem) December 14, 2017
Michigan’s class stays at 16 players after Tremble’s announcement. Jim Harbaugh still has 4-star prospect Mustapha Muhammad from Texas. and 3-star recruit Luke Shoonmaker from Connecticut committed.
“It doesn’t take much to notice how important the tight end position is to Jim Harbaugh’s offensive scheme, from blocking in the run game to giving the quarterback an option in the passing game. Five different tight ends have been used in 2017, with Sean McKeon and Zach Gentry earning the most prominent roles as the season has progressed. McKeon leads the team with 24 receptions, and Gentry is averaging a team-best 16.2 yards per catch.
“Adding a third tight end comes back to the loss of Devin Asaisi from the 2016 class as a transfer to UCLA and the fact that Michigan did not sign a player at the position in 2017. This is more for 2019 and beyond than it is for the 2018 season.”