The staff flipped Brandt from Stanford, where he had been committed since July. Once former Cardinal head coach David Shaw stepped down after the 2022 season, the Wolverines turned up the heat on Brandt. They hosted him for an official visit during the weekend of Jan. 20, which was the final push they needed to pull off the flip.
Brandt measures in at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds. He is ranked as the No. 453 player in the country and the No. 51 defensive lineman, according to 247Sports’ composite. Other than Stanford, Brandt held offers from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.