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2022 three-star LB/DE Aaron Hester ‘might change’ commitment date after U-M offer

Sounds like an offer from Michigan may push back commitment plans.

Courtesy — Aaron Hester

After receiving an offer from the Michigan Wolverines this past week, 2022 three-star linebacker/defensive end Aaron Hester has some thinking to do.

He was originally planning on committing on his birthday, Jan. 28, but now with the scholarships from Michigan and some other schools, that decision may be pushed back.

“It might change,” Hester told Maize n Brew.

Hester made it seem more like a sure thing to 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins ($), telling him, “I’m probably going to push this thing back. I got to consider a lot of stuff.”

The 6-foot-3, 221-pounder from Neptune Beach, Florida got an offer from Maryland on Jan. 11. Michigan followed up with its offer on Jan. 21. Just one day later, Penn State got in on the action and offered him a scholarship as well.

New safeties coach George Helow is the one who extended the scholarship to Hester.

“It felt good, I am super excited,” Hester said of the offer. “(Helow) is a good guy and keeps it real with me.

For his future school, Hester is looking for “a place that I can get a good education and have a great relationship with my coaches and them keep it real.”

Hester said he is looking forward to visiting “Michigan and my other offers” as soon as he possibly can.

“ASAP, man, I want to really bad,” he said regarding when he wants to take visits.

Hester is a versatile defender, as he racked up 64 tackles, 10.5 sacks and three passes deflected this past season at Duncan U. Fletcher High School. He explained the Wolverines are recruiting him as a linebacker where “I can play inside on first and second down, then rush on third (down).”

The Florida State legacy recruit was reportedly down to the Seminoles, Mississippi State and Miami (FL) before this potential decision delay.

Hester is the No. 25 weak-side defensive end, No. 53 player in the state of Florida and the No. 397 overall player on 247Sports’ composite. You can watch junior highlights below.