Michigan had a reputation for flipping commits late last season. While, it's early in the process - they're already pushing hard for kids committed elsewhere.
Sione Lund out of Brighton High School (Salt Lake City, Utah) is a 2017 4-star running back by 247Sports. Lund, a Stanford commit, is the 161st overall player and the 11th overall running back, per 247.
His high school is known for breeding players to play both offense and defense. He thinks that the athleticism he brings to the table has played a big role on why he has been recruited on a national level.
While, Lund can play both running back and linebacker, most schools are recruiting him solely as a running back. Michigan, a school with three running back commits in the 2017 class, is recruiting him as a running back, according to Lund. There has been constant discussion of current commit AJ Dillon being moved to linebacker once he gets to Ann Arbor, which could explain Michigan's hard pursuit of Lund.
"(Michigan and I) talk at least twice a week," he said. "They constantly keep in touch and ask how I'm doing. It's nice."
Lund is a Stanford commit, but Michigan is nowhere close to out of the race for the national standout.
"(Michigan) is for sure in the back of my mind still," he said. "They wanted me to visit this summer, so we'll see how that goes. But, I think I'll take an official visit."
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh seems to be why Michigan is still in the race for Lund.
"Coach Harbaugh is a guy who has been everywhere in the NFL and in college," he said. "I feel like he can get me to play my best."
Devin Asiasi is a 2016 Michigan signee from the west coast who keeps up with Lund regularly.
"Devin Asiasi hits me up a lot. He tells me why he likes Michigan so much, and some other stuff," he said. "He's a baller."
Lund has a lot of schools after him. Stanford is obviously leading the race, as he is committed, but Michigan doesn't seem to trail too far behind. It looks to be a two-horse race until the end between the Cardinal and the Wolverines.
"Michigan is definitely on top of the outsiders," he said. "I'll be considering them probably until the end of football season."
Lund said he will be heading to Michigan's satellite camp on June 17th and 18th at Orem High School in Orem, Utah.