Michigan has landed a verbal commitment from Connecticut offensive tackle Tristan Bounds.

Bounds gave his pledge to Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines on Monday, making the announcement on Twitter. He becomes the 17th player in the 2021 recruiting cycle to verbally commit to Michigan.

“I would like to thank all the coaches that recruited me,” Bounds wrote, “but with that being said, I’m all in. I will be committing to the University of Michigan.”

Bounds is a 6-foot-8, 285-pound offensive tackle out of Wallingford, Connecticut. He’s ranked as the No. 2 player from his home state and the No. 56 offensive tackle in this year’s recruiting class. Among all prospects in the cycle, Bounds is listed at No. 662.

Bounds is a two-sport athlete at the high school level, participating in both football and basketball. He brings great size to Ann Arbor, as well as good athleticism to the field.

More than two dozen programs showed interest in Bounds during the recruiting process. He chose Michigan over offers from other major programs including Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas, UCLA and West Virginia, among others.

With Bounds’ commitment, Michigan is now up to No. 5 in the recruiting rankings and sits No. 2 in the B1G.