The Michigan Wolverines landed the services of 2016 tight end Nick Eubanks (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) on Thursday evening.
Eubanks is a three-star prospect and the 15th-ranked tight end in the class, according to the 247 Composite. ESPN, Rivals and 247 have him listed as a four-star.
Every recruiting cycle seems to have the one "one of nowhere quickly" commitment. The Wolverines had a few along the way with the satellite camp tour, but this is one that will stick.
Eubanks was a nationally-recruited prospect with programs like Alabama, Texas, LSU, Oregon, USC and many others looking at him. He was offered by the Wolverines in March, but his recruitment did not seem to really heat up until earlier this week.
It is easy to see why so many programs like what he brings to the table. At 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, Eubanks is a tall, hybrid tight end that can be on the line of scrimmage or flex out into the slot or outside receiver spots. He is not a great blocker, but certainly is more than willing to do so and shows good effort in that area.
He adjusts to the ball nicely and has good hands and catches the ball away from his body. There's a bit of Devin Funchess in his game.
Eubanks is still raw, but with the emphasis that Jim Harbaugh puts on the tight end position, it is hard to think that he will not get the coaching he needs to be a contributor in Michigan's offense.
As far as what it means for tight end recruiting in this class, well, it's probably over. Chase Allen was thought to be a lock a few weeks ago, but appears headed elsewhere with the commitment of Eubanks.
Devin Asiasi is still in the mix, but the staff views him more as a true athlete than a tight end. This should not affect him at all.