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2019 3-star S/Viper Joey Velazquez commits to Michigan

Michigan gets its Viper for the 2019 class.

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The Michigan Wolverines started off its biggest recruiting day of the year (so far) with a commitment to the 2019 class.

3-star safety/Viper Joey Velazquez committed to the Wolverines Friday morning. He made the news official on his Twitter page.

Velazquez is the 79th ranked safety and the 968th overall player in his class, according to 247Sports’ composite.

The 6-foot, 205-pounder from Columbus, Ohio was originally committed to Ohio State’s baseball team, but the Wolverines were able to flip his commitment after giving him the opportunity to play both football and baseball. Ohio State only offered him a baseball scholarship.

Michigan now has 11 players committed to its 2019 class, including four players from the state of Ohio, a state that linebackers coach Al Washington has been doing phenomenal work in so far.

The Wolverines also secured a commitment from Columbus native 2020 wide receiver Kalil Branham just a few days ago.

We will bring you a full scouting report on Michigan’s latest commitment very soon, so stay tuned.