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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Matt Falcon Will Soar To Western Michigan

In this edition, a former 2016 Michigan running back commit has pledged to the Broncos on Wednesday

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U-M Sticking Out To Junior Five-Star WR

Michigan has made the effort to coordinate two coaching visits to the home of Joseph Lewis, in Los Angeles, California, the No. 2 ranked junior in the state by 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Lewis, a five-star wide receiver, told recruiting analyst Ryan Bartow that the Wolverines were one of three schools that have stood out to him, along with Notre Dame and Oklahoma.

Lewis has unofficially visited the latter two, and hopes to go back to Arizona State and check out Tennessee for the first time. Other schools that have offered Lewis are Baylor, Mississippi State, Southern Cal and Utah.

Check out Lewis' freshman highlights, via

Metellus On Why He Committed To U-M

"It blew me away."

Whenever you have that feeling when taking your first unofficial visit to a program, you know that's the perfect fit.

It resulted in Josh Metellus committing to Michigan almost a week later, after receiving an offer from the Wolverines during the team's satellite camp tour this past summer.

The coaching staff is amazing. They know how to win, and have a lot of experience. I feel comfortable and safe with my career, and becoming a man in their hands.

Metellus, from Hollywood, Florida, was a former Georgia Southern commit when the Wolverines came knocking on the door. Colorado is the only other program hailing from a Power 5 conference that have offered the No. 12 ranked safety in the Sunshine State, according to

U-M Adds Another 2016 Preferred Walk-On

Carl Myers has one offer to his name from Air Force. That may sound ideal, but it's the thought of remaining in his home state and playing for the Wolverines that has Myers' attention.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan, senior recruit verbally committed to Michigan following the Rutgers game, where he got the chance to walk on the field and tour the locker rooms.

While Myers currently resides at defensive tackle for West Catholic High, who are playing in the MHSAA semifinals this weekend, he could see time at long snapper and center when he moves up to the next level.

Myers told that there are a few Mid-American Conference schools that are keeping an eye on him, including Central Michigan and Toledo, but remains certain that Michigan is the right place for him.

The Latest On The Matt Falcon Saga

Michigan wanted Falcon to forego his senior year of football to rehab his knee before enrolling at Michigan in January to continue the rehab with the university's training staff, according to Gregg Henson.

Falcon instead insisted on playing, resulting in him reinjuring his knee and ankle during a scrimmage earlier this past summer.

That's when Michigan decided to pull the Southfield, Michigan, senior running back's offer and hand him a medical scholarship as an alternative.

So rather than attend the Ann Arbor campus for free and retire from football, he chose to take the risk in continue playing the sport for another program, which happened to be Western Michigan, the school Falcon verbally committed to on Wednesday.

The three-star recruit is the No. 15 ranked senior running back in the country, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.