Elite Texas RB commits to Michigan's 2021 class
Michigan’s 2021 class has landed a high-level running back out of Texas.
Saturday night, 3-star running back Tavierre Dunlap announced his verbal commitment to Michigan, becoming the 21st prospect in the cycle to pledge to the Wolverines. Dunlap ranks as the No. 374 overall prospect for the 2021 class, narrowly missing out on a 4-star rating from 247Sports.
Dunlap announced his commitment on Twitter.
#AGTG COMMITTED‼️‼️〽️#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/V0qcxctML1
— Tavierre Dunlap (@TavierreD) September 13, 2020
Dunlap is listed as a 6-foot, 195-pound back out of Del Valle, Texas. He’s ranked as the No. 56 overall prospect out his home state and the No. 22 running back in class, as well.
Over the last two seasons, Dunlap has been explosive at the high school level. He’s totaled 2,790 rushing yards and 208 receiving yards with 40 total touchdowns over the last two years. Dunlap is also an elite track athlete.
From 247Sports recruiting analyst Gabe Brooks:
Good size for a back with frame to play in the 220 neighborhood. Terrific north-south hole puncher with requisite long speed to hit the home run. Verified 4.63 40 as a sophomore. Adequate PR in the 100 meters at 11.23 as a sophomore. Plays as fast or faster on the field. Run finisher who uses size and top-end speed to his advantage. Dangerous if he gets loose at the second level. Good production with improved yards per carry and pass-catching as a junior.
Dunlap received a lot of attention on the recruiting front, catching offers from 35 programs. He chose Michigan over Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC and Washington, among others.
With Dunlap’s commitment, Michigan climbs into the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings, coming in at No. 10. The Wolverines also own the second-best class in the B1G currently, behind only Ohio State.