Brooks Bahr has decided to take his talents to Michigan. He explained why he ended up going to Ann Arbor in a recent interview with Ryan Zuke of

The 3-star recruit attends Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois and is listed as 6-foot-6, 270 pounds. He is also the No. 509 overall, No. 69 DL, and No. 9 player from Illinois in the 2023 class per the 247Sports Composite. He chose the Wolverines over Ball State, Duke, Illinois, and Cincinnati.

Bahr told that Michigan simply had everything that he wanted in a school:


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“Ann Arbor is a really cool town,” said Bahr. “I love it a lot. They had everything I want to study. I want to study marketing and sports management, and Ross is a great business school. The School of Kinesiology is a great school, and just seeing how the coaching staff operates, I loved how they coached. I got along really well with the coaching staff, so I knew that’s where I wanted to be and that’s where I’m going to be successful at.”

Lastly, Bahr stated that the impression that DL coach Mike Elston made on him when recruiting him left an impact:

“We get along really well,” Bahr said. “He’s a great guy, easy to talk to. Great coach. I think he’s gonna be able to get the most out of me and push me to be the best player I could be. That’s what you want in a coach. He’s gonna push you every day to be the best.”

Bahr is the 7th recruit to commit to the Wolverines for the 2023 class. He is also the 1st D-lineman to chose Michigan for 2023. Michigan currently has 2 4-star commits and 4 3-star commits in its class.