Looking for length, athleticism and potential in the secondary, Michigan’s coaching staff found themselves two perfect prospects, who also happen to be brothers, in that mold. Though one was flying under the radar a bit more than the other. But that’s not a bad thing for the Wolverines as it worked out in their favor as 2018 DeSoto (TX) DB German Green has committed to Michigan.
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While Gemon is more of a pure cornerback, German is a little thicker and more of a safety prospect at the next level. He’s a bit raw, like most defensive backs, but he has all of the natural talents that a coaching staff would love to work with. A move to free safety in college along with more time in both the DB room and the weight room should give him a chance to be a very nice player for the Wolverines.
Green was a prospect that wasn’t getting the same love as his brother, Gemon, on the recruiting trail. With several top programs holding off on offering him, after offering his brother, Michigan saw its opportunity and pounced.
After extending an offer to the tall safety prospect, the Wolverines quickly became a top candidate to land the Green brothers. But things really started to heat up as the duo made their way to Ann Arbor for the first time just days after the spring game.
Thanks to a great visit and game plan/recruiting pitch from the coaching staff, German and Gemon didn’t waste much time announcing their commitments to the University of Michigan.
- Height: 6’2”
- Weight: 171lbs
- Hometown (School): DeSoto, TX (DeSoto)
- Notable Offers: Colorado, Houston, Oklahoma State, Tennessee
- Rankings: Scout (3*, #62 S) – Rivals (3*) – 247 (3*, #74 S) – ESPN (NR)
- Composite Ranking: Three star, #934 overall, #84 CB, #120 in Texas
As for the Rest of the Class
With both Green’s in the fold, Michigan’s 2018 class is now up to seven commitments, three defensive back commits, and two commits out of Texas. As for defensive back recruiting, with the Greens and Sims locked in, the staff still has some work to do. Shayne Simon is the top target, and most likely addition, at safety while the staff will likely continue to kick the tires on Josh Jobe, even though he recently stated that he’s shutting down his recruitment and sticking with Miami.
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