Michigan Still Heavily Recruiting Stanford Running Back Commit

With 3 running back commitments and 1-2 fullback commitments already in the 2017 recruiting class, most think Michigan is done recruiting those positions. But Jim Harbaugh and his staff don’t believe in quitting. They’re still going after the top players in the class, regardless of position.

One of the top names on the board that happens to fit both the running back and fullback position is Stanford commit RB/FB Sione Lund. And his pledge to the Cardinal and UM’s stable of commits are not deterring him or the Michigan staff from continuing to talk and build a relationship.

Lund has been a hot commodity for several schools as he mentioned Nebraska, UCLA, Michigan, Washington State and, of course, Stanford coming through his school over the last couple weeks to see him. But one school has been pushing really hard for him and that’s Michigan.

“Coach Drevno has been in constant contact with me,” he said. As for what they are pitching him on, Lund said “Well he (Drevno) and Coach Wheatley just tell me how I would fit right into the offense and that I could be a impact player in the program!”.

Since Lund (6’1” 225lbs) jumped onto the recruiting scene for Michigan fans, there were questions on whether he’d fit at running back or fullback for the Wolverines, if he were to choose UM. Well, both he and the staff believe he can play both. He told me that he could play either position or “Just whatever I grow into more physically”.

While Lund is firmly committed to Stanford, he is playing it smart and keeping his options open throughout the cycle. Could Michigan’s strong pursuit mean a flip in the future? It’s too early to tell but if there were any questions about the staff stopping their pursuit of tailbacks, that’s clearly not the case.

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