The commitments keep coming.
After months without a pledge, Michigan football is filling up its 2016 class, adding a fourth player in the past week as Southfield four-star running back Matt Falcon committed tonight.
Extremely blessed to announce that I am committed to THE University of Michigan!! #goblue#fab25#B1Gpic.twitter.com/7kOWZ5dsVn
— Matt Falcon (@mfalcon21) April 8, 2015
Another big back at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, Rivals ranks Falcon as the nation’s No. 13 running back, the state of Michigan’s No. 7 overall player and the state’s top running back.
Falcon hinted at the news as Wednesday progressed, first tweeting “staying home…” then “nothing official yet #staytuned” before declaring that he would announce at 7 p.m. He was among the group who attended the spring game on Saturday.
He becomes the third running back among the six U-M commits, joining Prattville, Ala. tailback Kingston Davis and Farmington fullback David Reese. So far, five of U-M’s commits are offensive players.
With offers from across the country, his finalists other than Michigan were Tennessee, Arkansas, Arizona State and Oregon, according to Rivals. Falcon also reportedly had an offer from Ohio State.
He joins tackle commit Erik Swenson as the two in U-M’s class also with OSU offers.
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