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Four-star 2021 OL Greg Crippen commits to Michigan Football

For the first time in almost a year, Michigan lands a commitment for the 2021 class

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

In the current sports desert we’re all living through right now, Michigan football has given us something to cheer about with the commitment of four-star interior offensive lineman Greg Crippen, who committed late on Wednesday afternoon.

As his commitment statement says, Michigan has been on Crippen since he was a freshman at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. Their doggedness persisted through a commitment to Notre Dame that he backed off of last month and a move to IMG Academy in Florida as a junior.

After he committed to the Irish almost exactly a year ago, Crippen made a surprise visit to Michigan’s opener against Middle Tennessee State last season. Since that visit, his decommitment was expected for a long time, and eventually Michigan swung the tides in their favor to land him in spite of a suspension of recruiting activities.

Crippen is listed as 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds. While his 247Sports profile has him as a guard, he will likely start off at center for the Wolverines and currently plays that position for IMG Academy.

Ranked as the No. 11 guard and No. 222 nationally, Crippen is the third member of the 2021 class, joining five-star quarterback JJ McCarthy and four-star tackle Giovanni El-Hadi.

Check out Crippen’s junior highlights below. Look out for a more detailed scouting report from Maize N Brew in the near future.