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4-star DE Braiden McGregor commits to Michigan

This is a big one.

Michigan v Michigan State Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class just got a whole lot better on Friday night, when 4-star defensive end Braiden McGregor announced his intentions at a ceremony at his high school to stay in-state and play for the Wolverines.

This was a rare announcement where the fan bases weren’t sure which school the prospect would choose. It seemed like a neck and neck battle with Notre Dame, but the Wolverines pulled it out in the end to keep the Port Huron native in-state.

McGregor is ranked No. 87 in the nation and fifth at strong-side defensive end per the 247Sports composite.

But that doesn’t tell the whole story. On 247Sports and ESPN, McGregor is ranked 27th and 26th overall, respectively, while Rivals still has him as a 3-star. Once Rivals catches up to the trend of the other services, he’ll be solidly in 5-star range.

After a slow start, Michigan’s class now holds nine members, following Zak Zinter’s commitment last week and Nikhai Hill-Green’s yesterday. The class now sits at 14th in the country, which is third in the Big Ten.

As a junior, McGregor racked up 99 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Watch his highlights below: