Michigan landed another defensive lineman just in time for National Signing Day, as 2021 three-star defensive tackle Ikechukwu Iwunnah just flipped from Colorado.
Iwunnah is the second defensive lineman to flip to Michigan today, as in-state four-star Rayshaun Benny officially signed his letter of intent earlier this morning.
The 6-foot-4, 281-pounder from Garland, Texas had only been committed to Colorado for a couple weeks. The Wolverines’ new defensive staff offered him just a few days after his verbal commitment to Colorado, which clearly made Iwunnah reconsider his options.
He was awarded first-team all-district honors for playing defensive tackle this year at Lakeview Centennial. But that wasn’t the only sport he excelled at. Even though he is a massive guy along the defensive line, Iwunnah also did track and field in high school, performing the triple jump and discus.
Besides Michigan and Colorado, Iwunnah held other reported offers from schools like Texas, Missouri, Baylor, Boston College, Kansas, New Mexico, Washington State, Wyoming, Boise State and UTSA.
He joins Rayshaun Benny, Kechaun Bennett, George Rooks, TJ Guy and Dominick Giudice along the defensive line for Michigan in the 2021 class. With the addition of Iwunnah, Michigan now has 23 players in 2021, and is likely done for this class.
Iwunnah is the No. 63 defensive tackle, No. 166 player in Texas and No. 1,102 overall player on 247Sports’ composite.
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