Michigan lands four-star defensive end, moves into top five in 2017 class rankings
Whether it had anything to do with Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camp tour or not, Michigan picked up a big-time 2017 recruit.
Four-star defensive end Luiji Vilain, the No. 8 weak-side defensive end in the country, announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Sunday.
Proud to announce that I am COMMITTED to THE University of Michigan 〽️ #GoBlue #BluePrint17 pic.twitter.com/jyHB7ev7ZA
— ⭐Luiji Vilain⭐ (@luiji_v) June 12, 2016
Vilain is the No. 102 player overall in the 2017 class and the No. 3 recruit in Virginia, according to the 247sports composite. The 6-4, 240-pound recruit turned down Virginia Tech and USC in favor of Michigan.
Behind Dylan McCaffrey, Vilian is the second-highest rated player in the 2017 group, which is now up to 14.
It marked the Wolverines’ second-commitment from a weak-side defensive end in June. Corey Malone-Hatcher announced his pledge to come to Ann Arbor on June 2.
That’s Michigan’s sixth recruit of four-stars or better in the 2017 class. With the announcement, the Wolverines are all the way up to No. 4 in the 247sports class rankings, which is second in the B1G.