Michigan lands four-star 2017 QB recruit Dylan McCaffrey, Christian's brother

Less than two weeks removed from 2016’s National Signing Day, Jim Harbaugh has just made a major impact for 2017, getting his centerpiece.

The nation’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback on the 247Sports Composite, Dylan McCaffrey, committed to Michigan, tweeting “After much consideration, I am Very proud to announce I have committed to the University of Michigan! #GoBlue

The 6-foot-5, 200-pound McCaffrey who attends Valor Christian and lives in Littleton, Colo., was expected to be one of the hottest targets in the 2017 class because of his ranking at No. 45 overall and his lineage.

His older brother, Stanford running back Christian, is the Heisman Trophy favorite for next season after his breakout 2016 season, and his father, Ed, was a longtime NFL receiver, primarily for the Denver Broncos.

Quarterbacks often commit earlier than others players in a recruiting class — there was a run on them last spring and U-M landed Brandon Peters in April. The No. 1, 3 and 6 ranked pro-style QBs have already committed.

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But McCaffrey was just getting started, with only eight offers so far according to 247Sports, including Stanford and Duke.

He becomes the fifth player in U-M’s 2017 class, joining Covington (Ga.) Newton tailback Kurt Taylor, Birmingham Brother Rice tight end Carter Dunaway, Oak Park offensive tackle Ja’Raymond Hall and Montreal cornerback Benjamin St-Juste.



Let's see if he can turn potential into NC Hardware!!