Sunday night, Michigan picked up the 20th member of the 2019 cycle with the commitment of 3-star defensive tackle Tyrece Woods.
Woods picked up his offer from Michigan during their camp in mid-June. After the offer, it wasn’t clear Woods was a take for the in-state prospect. However, the staff’s attitude clearly changed recently, with Woods getting a run of crystal balls after it was thought Cincinnati led.
The Belleville product is ranked as the 126th weak-side defensive end and 2,305th overall.
Despite the low national rankings, Woods has put up some impressive testing numbers. 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong reported that Woods ran a 4.65 40-yard dash twice and a 4.2 second shuttle run in front of the staff. He can also bench 225 26 times and squat 500 pounds.
He’s played linebacker and defensive end in his high school career, but the staff is projecting him to move to the inside. Woods is listed as 6-2, 255 pounds, already 20 pounds heavier than he was earlier this summer.
Woods is the third recruit from Michigan this cycle, joining Mazi Smith and Karsen Barnhart. He is the fifth member of the defensive line, which looks to be full barring a commitment from an elite prospect like Zach Harrison or George Karlaftis.
Michigan’s class stands at 11th in the country and second in the Big Ten.