Michigan is working on its first recruiting class of the post-Jim Harbaugh era. Now, the Wolverines have their first running back commitment of the Sherrone Moore era, adding a commitment from a Louisiana prospect on Saturday.

The player is Jasper Parker, a 3-star running back out of Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana. Parker’s list of offers also included Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Penn State among others.

His final decision came down to Moore’s Wolverines, choosing Michigan over Miami, Alabama, UNC and Oklahoma State.

Parker is listed at 6-feet and 189 pounds as a 3-star recruit for the 2025 recruiting class. According to the 247 Sports Composite, Parker is the 32nd available RB in the country for the 2025 recruiting class.

Impact for Michigan

Adding Parker gives Michigan just 8 hard commitments for the cycle, but he is the 2nd player of the of the weekend to pledge the Wolverines. He joins Kainoa Winston, an elite 4-star defensive back out of Washington, DC who committed to the Wolverines on Friday.

So far, Michigan’s recruiting class is ranked 33rd in the country per the 247 Sports Team Composite.

The Wolverines will certainly look to improve that number over the summer and fall, but their overall model is unlikely to change under Moore. That model includes Michigan operating as the premier development program in the country, prioritizing program fit over straight recruiting rankings.