Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class has received a big boost in the linebacker department.
On Saturday, the Wolverines landed a verbal pledge from three-star linebacker Tyler McLaurin out of Bolingbrook, Illinois. McLaurin made his announcement via Twitter, becoming the 12th prospect and second linebacker to give a verbal commitment to Michigan during the 2021 cycle.
McLaurin made his announcement with a post on Twitter on Saturday.
Committed to what I can only describe as “inimitable”‼️〽️ @Coach_SMoore @CoachJim4UM @Thee_Matty_D @EliasKarras @beyondsportsIL @AllenTrieu @EDGYTIM @EJHolland_TW @SWiltfong247 pic.twitter.com/Ri9zyymbV6
— Tyler McLaurin ❄️ (@TMcLaurin21) May 9, 2020
McLaurin is listed as a 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker out of Illinois. He’s a high-ranking three-star prospect, coming in at No. 404 nationally and listed as the No. 26 linebacker in the class. He’s also considered the No. 11 player out of the state of Illinois.
According to 247Sports’ Allen Trieu, McLaurin is a very instinctive linebacker with great ability to shoot gaps and find the football. He can easily add some strength in the weight room, which will only add to his capabilities as a B1G linebacker.
On the recruiting trail, McLaurin received offers from more than a dozen schools. He picked Michigan over B1G offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue.
With McLaurin’s commitment, Michigan’s 2021 class ranks 11th nationally and fourth in the B1G.