Michigan adds 4-star, Top 150 defensive end to 2021 recruiting class
Michigan has added its eighth four-star player to the 2021 recruiting class.
Saturday, the Wolverines received a verbal pledge from four-star defensive end Quintin Somerville. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound lineman ranks as the No. 150 overall prospect in this year’s recruiting cycle. He’s also the No. 14 strong-side defensive end, according to 247Sports.
Somerville made his announcement with a video on Twitter. The Scottsdale, Arizona native becomes the 18th player in the 2021 recruiting cycle to give his verbal pledge to Michigan.
Happy Birthday Momma 🦋🖤 . . . More Life pic.twitter.com/KsJi69yB5M
— Quintin Somerville (@quintinn_2) June 20, 2020
Per his evaluation on 247Sports, Somerville does a good job of shedding blocks and finishing plays in the backfield. He brings excellent technique to the field and is an intelligent player. Last season at the high school level, Somerville tallied 29 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and forced a fumble.
There was a lot of interest in Somerville on the recruiting front. In addition to Michigan, the Arizona native held offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Utah, Washington and others.
With Somerville’s commitment, Michigan’s class ranks seventh nationally and second in the B1G.