It finally happened.
After a few weeks of hard work and courtship on the recruiting trail, Michigan has now received its first official commitment since the hiring of new head coach Jim Harbaugh, coming in the form of 2015 defensive end Reuben Jones (Lakeland, Florida).
Jones is a three-star prospect and the 44th-ranked defensive end in the class, according to the 247 Composite. While he may not be as highly ranked as others, he brings a nice skill set to the table for the Wolverines.
Jones is both athletic and physical and gets into the backfield often. At 6-3, 233 pounds, he will have to add some bulk to his frame, which will happen once he's in a college strength program.
He is quick off of the snap and is good against the run, showing the ability to get off blocks and make plays. Jones is also a good pass rusher with his explosive first step and quick hands.
What jumps out most about his game is just how tough he is. He will not wow anyone with his measurables, but he plays to the whistle and does not give up on the field.
Depending on how much strength he is able to put on this summer, Jones has an outside shot of cracking the defensive end rotation in year one. There's a lot to like about his game.