As we teased last week, it looks like Michigan could be in for a big week on the recruiting trail. The optimism reached new heights when four-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher announced on twitter that he would be committing on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Top schools: I will be announcing my commitment on Thursday @ 3:30pm at SJHS. Thanks to all that recruited me 🙏🏽🕐🕑🕒😈 pic.twitter.com/E6SA0k59Du
— corey malone-hatcher (@CMH2017) May 31, 2016
Malone-Hatcher was long thought to be a strong Michigan lean so the timing of the announcement on the heels of the rumors last week seem to indicate that this is the first domino to fall in what should be a big week/month of recruiting for the Wolverines.
He is a four star prospect who ESPN ranks as the 254th best player in the country. More from ESPN….
BOTTOM LINE: Malone-Hatcher is the prototype on the hoof, but he will need to settle into a position and develop and improve to reach his true potential. Given his size and strength, he could develop at LB or DE depending on scheme and further physical development. Regardless of where he lines up is a very good defensive prospect.
Malone-Hatcher would be Michigan’s 13th committment to the class of 2017.
The next major player to commit to Michigan is rumored to be top 100 player Luiji Vilain a DE from Alexandria, VA.
This will be a big month, indeed.