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No. 62 ATH Michael Barrett Commits To Michigan

A view of Michigan's football field from the tunnel.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 04: Rain pours into the tunnel before a college football game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The game is currently delayed because of thunder. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Michael Barrett, a three-star athlete from Georgia, is heading North to be a Michigan Wolverine.

Michael Barrett is a high school quarterback, but figures to be a "do-it-all" weapon at the collegiate level. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 62 athlete in the class of 2018.

The site ranks him No. 732 overall. The Valdosta native is the No. 72 recruit in Georgia.

Michigan came through with an offer for Barrett in March. They are one of 18 programs to do so.

He visited Ann Arbor back in December. His only other official visit went to Georgia Tech back on January 12.

He also considered Florida State, Nebraska and other schools. Michigan was a solid favorite with 80-percent of the 247 crystal ball votes, with Georgia Tech picking up the rest.

Barrett had planned to commit last month, but wound up pushing things out a bit. However, today he was ready with his decision.

He took to Twitter to make the big announcement. He will be a Wolverine.

I've transcribed Barrett's full note. Here's what he had to say:

"First off..I want to thank the man upstairs for giving me the opportunity and the ability to play the sport that I love, I want to thank my parents for setting me up on the best path that they could, and my family for being there whenever I needed them, I couldn't have wished for anything better. Once again, I would like to thank my family, friends and everyone that has supported me throughout these past 4 years. Thank you to all of the colleges that gave me the opportunity to continue my football career at the next level. I couldn't thank you all enough. This has been a long, exhausting process but it has all been worth it and now the time has come."

In a June interview with 247, long before his commitment to Michigan, Barrett discussed the Wolverines with 247. He said that the UM staff envisions using him similarly to Jabrill Peppers.

“They were saying I got the same type of body coming out of high school that he has. They were saying I could lineup at running back and get some swing passes out of the backfield. I could line up at quarterback for wildcat package. Or I could come in my first year and probably get a shot at special teams catching returns.”

There aren't many comparisons that would get Michigan fans more excited than that. Barrett is the 21st member of Michigan's No. 14-ranked recruiting class.

[247Sports]