Michigan added its first 2017 football recruit of the week today, when Cheshire, Conn. four-star receiver Tarik Black committed to the Wolverines.
Black, a 6-foot-4, 208-pound receiver, chose the Wolverines over Auburn, Alabama and Stanford, among others.
He is ranked as the nation’s No. 17 receiver and No. 124 overall player in the 247Sports Composite.
Michigan also is pursuing high-level receivers in Detroit Cass Tech five-star Donovan Peoples-Jones, who will announce Thursday night on ESPN, and Clay-Chalkville, Ala. four-star Nico Collins. U-M coach Jim Harbaugh visited him last week, two days after Auburn’s Gus Malzahn. Collins took official visits to Michigan (Sept. 3), Auburn (Sept. 10) and Alabama (Nov. 12).
With Black’s commitment coming just hours after running back A.J. Dillon decommitted, Michigan is back to 21 commitments in the 2017 class.
In addition to Peoples-Jones on Thursday, U-M is awaiting decisions from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Poly Prep offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson on Friday and IMG Academy (Fla.) center Cesar Ruiz on Monday.