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2017 4-star WR Nico Collins commits to Michigan

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Nico Collins has joined Michigan’s solid 2017 wide receiver class, which includes Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black, Oliver Martin, and Brad Hawkins.

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Class of 2017 four-star wide receiver Nico Collins has committed to Michigan.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound wide receiver is ranked No. 136 in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. He is the 23rd-best at his position and is the No. 5 player in the state of Alabama.

From Clay-Chalkville High School (AL), Collins chose Michigan over Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and others.

Collins has joined Donovan Peoples-Jones, Tarik Black, Oliver Martin, and Brad Hawkins as members of Michigan’s 2017 wide receiver class.

Peoples-Jones, from Cass Technical High School (MI), is ranked No. 12 in the nation. He is the top-ranked wide receiver and the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan.

Black, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound athlete from Cheshire Academy High School (CT), committed to Michigan on December 14th. He is ranked No. 122 in the 2017 class. He is the 17th-best wide receiver and the top-ranked player in the state of Connecticut.

From West Senior High School (IA), Martin is ranked No. 170 in the class of 2017. He is the 28th-best receiver in the class and is the top player in the state of Iowa. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete committed to Michigan on January 30th.

After deciding not to sign or enroll with Michigan in 2016, Hawkins enrolled at Suffield Academy in Connecticut. The Wolverines continued to pursue the 6-foot-1, 200-pound wide receiver, and now Hawkins will enroll with the Maize and Blue. Hawkins is ranked No. 421 in the 2017 class and is the 63rd-best receiver.

During the 2016 season for Clay-Chalkville, Collins caught 43 passes for 865 yards and nine touchdowns. The Wolverines have a ton of depth going forward at the wide receiver position, especially after adding Collins to the 2017 class.