Michigan lands former Notre Dame recruit, ends rare commitment dry spell
On Saturday, four-star defensive end Donovan Jeter tweeted a not-to-subtle message about his pending recruitment.
“If I was a soldier I wouldn’t want anyone else leading me in to war but Coach Harbaugh.”
That was after an official visit to Michigan for Saturday’s game against Illinois. That was also four days removed from de-committing from Notre Dame. Not surprisingly, Jeter made his commitment to Michigan official.
He made the announcement on Twitter Sunday night:
— Donovan Jeter (@__5god__) October 23, 2016
The 6-5, 290-pound Beaver Falls, PA. recruit is the No. 11 strong-side defensive end and the No. 279 player overall in the 2017 class.
Jeter was actually Michigan’s first commitment since four-star Toledo recruit defensive end James Hudson gave his pledge to the Wolverines back on Aug. 8.
The two-and-a-half month dry spell didn’t hurt Michigan’s recruiting numbers. The Wolverines now have 17 verbal commitments in its 2017 class, which is ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 2 in the B1G.
Michigan could be adding another recent de-commit. Four-star tailback Eno Benjamin withdrew his verbal pledge from Iowa on Sunday night and he has Michigan interest.