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2021 three-star linebacker Tyler McLaurin commits to Michigan

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Michigan lands its highest rated defensive commit in the class so far.

Michigan v Penn State Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Michigan football may have just added a player with the best vocabulary in the country when they landed virtuosic 2021 three-star linebacker Tyler McLaurin this weekend.

In case you aren’t following McLaurin on Twitter, the Bolingbrook, Illinois native likes to include some fancy adjectives whenever announcing news about his recruitment, calling Michigan “prestigious,” Iowa “resplendent,” and Michigan State “illustrious.”

While Michigan fans may disagree with the last statement, they should be satisfied with McLaurin, who committed to the Wolverines shortly after receiving a run of favorable crystal balls late in the week. Michigan won out over the rest of McLaurin’s top five which included Iowa State, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Michigan State.

McLaurin is ranked just outside the top 400 on the composite, coming in at No. 404 overall and No. 26 at outside linebacker.

Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 210 pounds, McLaurin is still pretty skinny and will have to spend some time developing his body before he is ready for Big Ten play, in my opinion. His length and athleticism would be best suited at WILL linebacker in Don Brown’s system.

McLaurin is the second linebacker in Michigan’s class so far, joining three-star Casey Phinney. The linebacker haul could be in for a major month of May, with four-stars Junior Colson and Jaydon Hood trending heavily towards Michigan. In-state four-star viper Jamari Buddin is also still a viable option.

I couldn’t find any statistics for McLaurin, but here’s his junior year highlight film for you to enjoy:

Stay tuned tomorrow for some more likely good news for Michigan’s defense.