While some teams have had no trouble reeling in the 2021 football commits in recent weeks, Michigan has been enduring a bit of a dry spell as it relates to next year’s class. Or at least, they were until today.
According to The Michigan Insider, the Wolverines got the third commitment to their 2021 recruiting class. Joining Jim Harbaugh’s squad next year is four-star center Greg Crippen, who gave his verbal commitment today. Crippen is the first player to commit to Michigan since five-star JJ McCarthy last May.
247Sports rates Crippen as the No. 222 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 11 offensive guard in the nation (though he will play as a center), and the No. 30 prospect from the state of Florida.
Crippen had previously committed to Notre Dame last year. But he decommitted earlier this month.
#Michigan finally gets their third commit in the 2021 class as four-star center Greg Crippen commits to the #Wolverines. First verbal in 10 months for the class: https://t.co/HHO47wRcbr pic.twitter.com/dGlN4sLWZn
— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) March 25, 2020
With Crippen entering the fold, Michigan’s recruiting ranking has increased. Per 247Sports, the Wolverines now rank No. 21 in the nation, but are still eighth in the Big Ten.
Fortunately for Jim Harbaugh and his staff, there’s still plenty of time to get his class to really take shape. It just may be a bit harder with an increasing number of people staying home right now.
Will Greg Crippen be a good addition to the Michigan Wolverines in 2021?