One of Michigan Football’s top targeted and in-state 2018 recruits from Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Jalen Mayfield, announced his commitment to Michigan on Tuesday night.
The four-star offensive tackle had it narrowed down to Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan State and Michigan according to 247Sports. In the end, he decided Michigan is where he will attend in 2018.
Mayfield is 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, and is ranked No. 1 in the state of Michigan and No. 9 overall offensive tackle in the class, according to 247Sports.
He committed to Minnesota on February 18, but later decided to decommit on March 26 after visiting Ann Arbor and receiving an offer. He also attended the Michigan spring game on April 15 with 100%, 16 total crystal ball predictions pointing toward Michigan.
He also shared the news last week about attending the upcoming U.S. Army All-American game.
I am so honored to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game! All my dreams are finally turning into a reality!— Jalen Mayfield (@jay_may_11) May 15, 2017
Mayfield is the 9th player in the 2018 recruiting class and one of two offensive linemen, joining Emil Ekiyor. While this will be a smaller group than the 2017 class, it’s been steady and strong out the gate with 9 commits before June.