Recruiting Update: Gareon Conley Commits to Michigan

Per twitter (just about everywhere) Massillon, OH cornerback Gareon Conley has joined Michigan's 2013 recruiting class as the 15th commit and the third defensive back.

Conley is the big corner that Michigan has been looking for for the past year and a half (especially after the decommit from Anthony Standifer last year). Conley measures 6'2 170lbs and is destined for the boundary corner position currently held by JT Floyd.

Scout lists Conley --- who comes from the recruiting hotbed in Massilon, Ohio which isn't a bad place for Michigan to be pulling in talent from --- as the 20th best cornerback in the country, the 227th player in the nation, and rates him as a four-star talent. Rivals, 247, and ESPN have yet to rate Conley, but he seems destined for borderline four-star status.

There will be more coming in the next week about the Conley commit, but as of now Michigan looks to be set at cornerback barring any unforeseen circumstances. Defensive back recruiting will most likely shift almost completely to five-star safety Su'a Cravens. However, once the rest of Michigan's needs are filled it isn't outside the realm of possibility that Michigan would accept the commitment of Kendall Fuller or Vernon Hargreaves III.

Michigan now gets to focus on blue-chip skill-position players, a couple defensive linemen, a linebacker or two, and whatever five-star players want to join on top of that.

Oh yeah, it's still the second week of March. The mind, it boggles.


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