Michigan adds New Jersey DE to 2021 recruiting class
Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class has doubled in size within the last 24 hours.
Wednesday, the Wolverines received two commitments to their 2021 class. First, it was four-star offensive guard Greg Crippen who gave his verbal pledge to UM, becoming the first member of the recruiting cycle in 10 months to commit to Jim Harbaugh and company. Shortly after his decision, Michigan received another commitment.
Three-star weak-side defensive end Dominick Giudice also verbally committed to Michigan, giving the team its fourth commitment of the class. Prior to Wednesday, the Wolverines had been stuck at two commitments since last May.
Giudice made his announcement via Twitter:
God has blessed me with the opportunity to play the game of football at a high level to be used as a platform for Him! I’m so blessed to announce that I am committed to my childhood dream school, The University of Michigan!!! #GoBlue @CoachNua @FBCoachDBrown @CoachJim4UM pic.twitter.com/rgXI8QwK9c
— Dominick Giudice (@dom_giudice27) March 26, 2020
Giudice is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive lineman out of Freehold, New Jersey. He’s ranked as one of the top 40 players out of the state of New Jersey and is listed as the No. 54 player at his position during the recruiting cycle.
Giudice received offers from 18 programs, mostly from Group of Five programs and FCS schools. In addition to Michigan, Giudice received interest from Air Force, Army, Navy, Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, UMass and Temple, among others.
With Giudice’s commitment on Wednesday, Michigan now holds the B1G’s sixth-ranked recruiting class and sits 17th nationally.