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Five-star 2017 Linebacker Baron Browning Plans to Visit Michigan Soon

Maize 'n Brew caught up with the Baylor commit, who one of the best players in the 2017 class.

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Michigan is working hard to finish its 2016 class on a high note, but attention has also been turned to 2017 as they continue to offer prospects and set the board.

Following the conclusion of the dead period last week, the Wolverines offered elite linebacker Baron Browning (Kennendale, Texas), who is currently committed to Baylor.

He is a five-star prospect and the second-ranked outside linebacker in the 2017 class, according to the 247 Composite.

Browning committed to Baylor in July, but last week Michigan came swooping in, and offered the coveted linebacker.

"It's pretty great to get an offer from (Michigan)," he said. "My brother played for Coach Harbaugh at Stanford, and my friend, Jordan Elliott, is committed there and tells me all about it."

With Michigan having an in with his brother and also with a friend friend, it could give the Wolverines a chance at bringing in Browning, or at least making him think. He confirmed to us that it is at least making weigh out his options.

"I'm still evaluating all my offers," he said. "Michigan is definitely standing out with a few others."

Since Browning is from Texas, a visit to the great north isn't as convenient as a Baylor visit. But, that isn't stopping him from making a trip.

"I plan on getting out there, and I'm kind of waiting to see where else I'll visit," he said. "But, I'm most definitely visiting Michigan."

Browning was actually offered by Michigan last season, but had no idea until earlier this week when he announced it via Twitter.

He said defensive line coach Greg Mattison spoke to him earlier this week, and mentioned that they'd really like him at the SAM position, the same one he plays at his high school, which he says runs a "very similar" defense compared to Michigan's.

Browning said he'll looking at everything and seems to have an open mind, even with his current pledge to Baylor.