The most surprising commitment of the weekend for the Michigan Wolverines came in the form of 2016 linebacker Dytarious Johnson (Prattville, Alabama), who was offered over the weekend and pledged instantly to the program.
Johnson, 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, is unranked by the 247 Sports Composite, but is rated as a two-star prospect on Rivals.
He visited Michigan in April and is a high school teammate of 2015 cornerback signee Keith Washington and 2016 running back commit Kingston Davis.
"They wanted to see me workout in person first before they offered," Johnson said to MLive over the weekend. "So I was ready to go."
What stands out about him is just how much he wants to be in Ann Arbor:
"It wasn't a tough decision," Johnson says. "I knew where I wanted to go, I knew that was the school I wanted to go to after I took the visit. So it wasn't a hard decision, I just needed to prove to them I could earn the offer.
"I talked a lot with coach Durkin and coach (Tyrone) Wheatley (during my April visit), and I just knew that was a great spot."
Johnson, while undersized, is a hard-hitting linebacker with a chip on his shoulder. He is very good in pass coverage and shows great ability in stopping screens and short-yardage plays. He is decisive and has a nose for the football, which allows him to react and make plays instead of hesitating to think.
Johnson went out and earned his offer live in front of Michigan coaches over the weekend and it paid off for him. The coaching staff loved what they saw, as he was one of the breakout players from the camp. Some time in the weight room will benefit him, especially when he hits campus, but they have a nice diamond-in-the-rough prospect here.