Michigan takes over B1G's second-best recruiting class with pledge from 4-star LB
Michigan now owns the B1G’s second-best recruiting class after landing its latest commitment.
On Sunday, The Wolverines received a verbal pledge from four-star linebacker Junior Colson from Brentwood, Tennessee. He’s a 6-foot-2, 228-pound outside linebacker who had been offered by nearly three dozen schools before committing. Colson becomes the 14th member of Michigan’s class.
Colson announced his decision with a post on Twitter.
The University of Michigan 〽️〽️〽️ Go Blue #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/L3jwRPuBiS
— Junior Colson (@JuniorColson) May 24, 2020
Colson ranks as the No. 116 overall prospect in the 2021 class and is the No. 9 outside linebacker. According to his evaluation on 247Sports, Colson is a solid tackler and has the ability to find the football in space. He’s also extremely productive at his position.
Last season at Ravenwood High School, one of the premier football programs in the state, Colson racked up a ridiculous 175 total stops and 30 tackles for loss. He also collected 14 sacks on the year.
In addition to Michigan, Colson received offers from 33 other programs. He committed to the Wolverines over the likes of Auburn, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, USC and others.
Michigan now leaps to No. 2 in the B1G recruiting rankings, behind only Ohio State. Nationally, the Wolverines are currently sitting at No. 8.