Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan staff have gone to Virginia to land their most recent commitment in the 2020 class.
Sunday evening, three-star tight end Matthew Hibner gave his verbal pledge to the Wolverines, becoming the 10th player to commit in the cycle. The Burke, Virginia native made his announcement in a Twitter post.
“I am extremely excited to announce that I am 100% committed to the University of Michigan,” Hibner wrote. “Thanks to every coach who believed in me and recruited me.”
I am extremely excited to announce that I am 100% committed to the University of Michigan! Thanks to every Coach who believed in me and recruited me. #GOBLUE 🔵〽️ @Coach_SMoore @CoachCPartridge @CoachJim4UM @UMichFootball @LakeBraddockFB pic.twitter.com/Wb4viaUCdc
— Matthew Hibner (@MatthewHibner) June 10, 2019
Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, Hibner is ranked as one of the top 20 players out of Virginia and is listed as the No. 40 tight end in the 2020 class. At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, he brings good size to the position for the Wolverines.
Hibner becomes the fifth player from the East Coast area to commit to Michigan in the 2020 class. Already, the Wolverines have secured verbal commitments from three players from Maryland and another from Massachusetts. There are three in-state players who have given a verbal pledge.
With the commitment from Hibner, Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class ranks 18th nationally and third in the B1G. Ohio State and Penn State sit at No. 1 and No. 2 in the conference, respectively.