Michigan picked up its 10th commitment of the 2020 class Sunday evening when 3-star tight end Matthew Hibner announced his intentions to play in Ann Arbor.
He received the offer May 30, took a quick unofficial visit to campus and locked in his commitment June 9. It was all very fast for the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder from Burke, Virginia, and now he is explaining his decision.
“It was really just the great mix of academics and football, and then visiting I knew that it was just the perfect fit for me,” Hubner told Maize n Brew. “Everything on the visit was great. The coaches were all especially awesome as well.”
Hibner was being primarily recruited by tight ends coach Sherrone Moore and safeties coach Chris Partridge. The tag team efforts of those two assistant coaches made for one quick commitment from the
“I think they want me to be their mobile tight end, like a receiver who can block,” Hibner said.
If that is the case, it sounds like he will have a similar role as Erick All, who is entering his true freshman season at Michigan at 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds.
Hibner has also already begun recruiting for the Wolverines, tweeting at 2022 quarterback target Ty Simpson, who already has an impressive offers list from the likes of Michigan, LSU Auburn, Oklahoma, Penn State, USC, Texas A&M and more.
Go blue bro!— Matthew Hibner (@MatthewHibner) June 10, 2019
Hibner is the lowest-ranked recruit in Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class, coming it at No. 1,026 overall on the 247Sports composite. He is the second tight end to commit to Michigan in 2020, following 3-star Nick Patterson.
Michigan’s 2020 class sits at No. 18 overall and No. 3 in the Big Ten.
You can watch Hibner’s highlights from his junior season at Lake Braddock Secondary School below.