Combo guard Jordan Poole (Milwaukee, WI / King HS) became the first member of Michigan's 2017 recruiting class on Friday evening, announcing at his high school that he has committed to John Beilein and the Wolverines.
Poole is a four-star recruit and the No. 92 prospect in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He held offers from fellow Big Ten programs Indiana, Illinois, and Nebraska, as well as from Marquette. But he was the first 2017 recruit that Michigan offered, which he told The Wolverine's Chris Balas made an impression ($):
"I thought it was great," he said. "I really didn't know they hadn't offered anyone else until I got there. It shows they look for certain people and qualities as far as basketball and personality.
"For me to be the first …. Coach Beilein doesn't just give out offers. Some schools give out offer after offer. Coach Beilein really takes the time thinking about the right fit, if a kid really likes school and is thinking about going there. Being the first in the 2017 class is amazing."
And, after visits for the BYU (Sept. 26) and MSU (Oct. 17) games, Poole's mind was set.
At the moment, there are no available scholarships for the 2017 class, but, with there being two more seasons before this class is signed, there will be attrition of some sort.
As for what Poole brings to Michigan, Anthony Broome has a breakdown here.