The Jim Harbaugh tenure at Michigan has left a little to be desired, but the Wolverines are starting to find reasons for optimism on the recruiting trail.
The Wolverines landed a massive commitment in the 2022 class on Sunday afternoon.
Will Johnson, a five-star cornerback out of Grosse Point, announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh’s program.
This is one of Michigan’s biggest commitments in years. Johnson is a Michigan legacy, as his father, Deon, played defensive back for the Wolverines.
BREAKING: 5 🌟 CB Will Johnson has just Committed to Michigan!
The Top 12 Player in the Class of 2022 (#1 in Michigan) chose the Wolverines over Ohio State and USC
With the addition of Johnson, Michigan jumps from #17 (85.86) to #10 (112.65) in the Class of 2022 Team Rankings pic.twitter.com/qE3hBlWT33
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) February 28, 2021
“I chose to go to Michigan because of the relationship with the coaching staff and feeling like I can come in and make an impact early. I just felt there was a lot I couldn’t pass up at the school,” he told Rivals.com.
The 2021 season is a big one for Harbaugh, as is the 2022 recruiting class, which is looking like a really good one.
The Athletic says there is now “legitimate reason” to believe in Harbaugh moving forward.
— The Athletic CFB (@TheAthleticCFB) February 28, 2021
Harbaugh needs to win on the field, of course, but this commitment is a massive win on the recruiting trail. And when it comes to winning big on the field, this is where it has to start.