Lost in the chaos of the national championship game last night, Michigan football picked up the commitment of defensive end Gabe Newburg.
The three-star from Clayton, Ohio did not waste time committing after receiving his offer from Michigan about a week ago. A lifelong Wolverine fan, a flurry of crystal balls came in once news broke about his offer.
Newburg is the 36th ranked player in Ohio and 799th ranked prospect in the country overall, according to 247Sports’ composite. He is a welcome addition to what is becoming a stacked defensive line haul that already had five-star Chris Hinton and four-star Stephen Herron.
So far, the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has racked up 99 tackles and 11.5 sacks for his varsity squad. He’s added four forced fumbles and even blocked two field goals. His frame has a lot of room to add good weight and develop once he meets Ben Herbert and his staff on campus.
Michigan beat out the likes of Michigan State, Iowa, Cincinnati and others to secure his services.
The 2019 class continues its hot start, moving up to third overall in the 247 composite following this commitment. With Michigan in a good position with plenty of other highly touted recruits, the class should finish back in the top 10 once again.
We’ll have plenty more football recruiting coming up in the coming weeks, now that basketball is over and spring practice continues, so stay tuned!