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Michigan Football Recruiting: 2017 DL James Hudson Picks the Wolverines

The Wolverines are up to 19 commits for the 2017 class.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines have added another member to their 2017 football recruiting class.

Defensive lineman James Hudson (Toledo, OH) announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh’s program on Monday afternoon over Michigan State and others.

Hudson is a three-star prospect and the 13th-ranked strong-side defensive end in the 2017 class, according to the 247 Composite. Michigan was able to close the deal after it appeared the Spartans had made a late run leading up to his decision.

He is a versatile defensive lineman that can play either end or tackle, which is a trait he shares with many of the other pieces the Wolverines have up front.

Hudson’s commitment gives Michigan 19 pledges so far in its 2017 recruiting class. The class is expected to be similar in size to last year’s haul of players in the mid to upper 20s.

The class currently ranks seventh in the nation and second in the Big Ten conference.