Michigan snags commitment from 2021 Ohio WR with offers from 30 programs
Michigan has added a heavily-recruited wide receiver out of Ohio to its 2021 recruiting class.
Three-star wide receiver Markus Allen announced his commitment to Michigan via Twitter on Tuesday, becoming the 11th player of the 2021 cycle to give a verbal pledge to Jim Harbaugh and company. Allen is the seventh player to commit to Michigan this month and is the second wide receiver of the group.
“Without further ado…,” Allen wrote on Twitter. “These next 4-5 years I will be continuing my football and academic career at the University of Michigan.”
Let’s Go〽️ #GoBlue〽️ pic.twitter.com/yvNES4xP0C
— Markus Allen☆ (@MarkusAllen19) April 28, 2020
Allen is listed as a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Clayton, Ohio. Per 247Sports’ Composite rankings, he’s one of the top 500 prospects overall and is the No. 83 wide receiver of the class. He’s also considered to be one of the 20 best players from the state of Ohio.
During the recruiting process, Allen has been a highly-targeted prospect. He received 29 other offers, along with Michigan but ultimately chose the Wolverines over Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Michigan State, Purdue, Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.
With Allen’s commitment, Michigan is listed as having the nation’s 10th-highest recruiting class in 2021 and is now fourth in the B1G.