Michigan’s defensive line just got a little bit better.

Friday night, the Wolverines received a verbal pledge from 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive lineman Cam Goode, who spent the past three seasons at UCF. He originally committed to Virginia Tech, but did not play in 2018.

Goode brings plenty of experience with him to Ann Arbor, having played in 33 career games while at UCF. He racked up 51 tackles, including 9 for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 4 pass break-ups, 3 sacks and an interception in three years.

Goode lived in the backfield during the 2020 season, piling up 7.5 tackles for loss and all 3 sacks that year. This past season, he posted a career-best 23 tackles and tallied all 4 forced fumbles, 4 pass break-ups and an interception.

After losing players like David Ojabo, Aidan Hutchinson, Chris Hinton and Joshua Ross along the defensive line and linebacker positions, the Wolverines could use some help up front. Goode will fill that gap.

Goode is a former 3-star prospect from the 2018 recruiting class. Because of his redshirt year in 2018 and the COVID-19 waiver from the NCAA in 2020, the defensive lineman will still have two years of eligibility remaining.

Michigan is coming off a 12-2 campaign in 2021, winning the B1G title and earning a trip to the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines closed out spring practice in early April.