The Michigan Wolverines 2020 recruiting class was sitting as the No. 25 in the country heading into Sunday morning. They would end the day with the No. 13 class after earning four commitments and perhaps five more to come.
Visitors from the 2020 class included 4-star offensive lineman Andrew Raym, 4-star safety Jordan Morant, 4-star linebacker Kalel Mullings, 4-star running back Blake Corum, 4-star wide receiver A.J. Henning, 4-star offensive lineman Andrew Gentry, 3-star defensive lineman Kris Jenkins, 3-star linebacker Mitchell Melton, 3-star running back D.J. Jones, 3-star wide receiver Jay Brunelle, 3-star Viper William Mohan, 3-star offensive lineman Jeffrey Persi, 3-star defensive lineman Aaron Lewis and 3-star wide receiver Brenden Rice.
2020 4-star cornerback commit Andre Seldon Jr. gave us a sneak peak of what this weekend would look like on Friday:
Who will be next to commit to the 〽️ob we shall see this weekend— Andre Seldon Jr. (@AndreSeldonjr) June 21, 2019
And Seldon proved to be correct throughout the day on Sunday. The first player to commit to Michigan was also a prospect who had visited this weekend, 3-star Viper William Mohan, around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.
I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM COMMITTING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 〽️✨. @alexgleitman @BSB_Wolverine @247Wolverine @CoachJim4UM @FBCoachDBrown @CoachCPartridge @Coach_Campanile @Thee_Matty_D @T7_Jones pic.twitter.com/APVEdR1nQU— William M. Mohan (@William_Apache8) June 23, 2019
Then came Dudek’s signature on Twitter when a player commits. Usually one, maybe two will come at a time. But on Sunday, the Ralphie-count on Dudek’s Twitter was seen not six, not seven, but eight times throughout the early afternoon.
This number reported DID NOT include the commitment of Mohan from earlier in the day according to Steve Lorenz from The Michigan Insider. This means nine total players made the coaching staff aware they were committing to Michigan.
The next domino to fall was 3-star defensive lineman Aaron Lewis, who flipped from West Virginia to Michigan. This was at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon:
At this point, many thought the day would be over and the rest would announce their commitment over the coming days. There was speculation only two of the nine commits were going to officially announce on Sunday, and Lewis was the second one.
Many Michigan fans were content as the Wolverines had jumped up to the No. 18 class in the country, moving up seven spot in as little as three hours. But the recruits weren’t even close to being done yet, as two more big names joined the already impressive list of recruits to commit.
At 4:35 p.m., 4-star safety Jordan Morant announced his commitment to U-M, which was surprising because he said he wouldn’t announce his decision until January.
Morant is a top 175 player in the country and the No. 10 safety in the class according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. However, 247Sports has Morant as the No. 1 safety in the class in their own rankings.
After Morant’s commitment, the Wolverines jumped up 10 spots on the day, and all the way up to the No. 15 recruiting class in the country according to 247Sports.
The final commitment of the day came later in the evening when 3-star center Reece Atteberry committed to Michigan around 7:30 p.m.
This is a dream come true! 100% committed! Thank you @CoachJim4UM, @Thee_Matty_D, @4Warinner, @_b_blanes, Coach Castillo and the rest of the staff 〽️ #goblue @SixZeroAcademy pic.twitter.com/t1L37nwAIU— Reece Atteberry (@atteberry5573) June 24, 2019
Atteberry, the No. 8 center in the country, made the surprise official visit to Michigan this past weekend, and pulled the trigger on ending his recruitment.
The Wolverines would conclude their Sunday with the No. 13 class in the country after earning the commitments of two of the top players at their position in the 2020 class and two other quality prospects. That ranking is still without the five other prospects Michigan will reportedly still be bringing in.
It should be an exciting week as more commits will surely be flowing through Twitter over the next few days.