Finally! It seems like it\’s been a lifetime since Michigan has had good news on the recruiting front. From our top two 2015 commits decommiting to missing out on Da\’Shawn Hand, the last couple of months have been tough. However, that has changed with the commitment of one of the top players and defensive backs in the 2015 class, Garrett Taylor.
I have officially committed to play football for the University of Michigan!!! Those who stay will be champions 〽️ #TheTeam #GoBlueTaylor is a big time get for any program. He not only is an elite prospect on the field, but he is an elite talent in the classroom. The main thing he was searching for in a school was a great football program and a top tier education. That is why his top two choices were Stanford and Michigan.
— Garrett Taylor (@gtaychillin) March 24, 2014
Seen as a Stanford lean since last summer, Taylor\’s recruitment completely changed when he visited Ann Arbor two weeks ago with his parents. Thanks to full dedication from the coaching staff, professors and University, Taylor fell in love with the school and moved his commitment up to today. And as they say, the rest is history.
Over the past 3 years, Mattison and Hoke have secured the commitments of several talented defensive backs, including Jourdan Lewis, Channing Stribling, Dymonte Thomas, Tyree Kinnel, Shaun Crawford and Jabrill Peppers. But outside of Peppers, none of them have the height, length, speed, skill and tenacity that Taylor brings. I believe he has the ability to become an All-B1G and All-American type player.
Scout (4*, #36 CB) – Rivals (4*, #6 CB, #61 Overall) – 247 (4*, #8 CB, #93 Overall) – ESPN (4* #7 CB, #82 Overall)
Stanford, Clemson, LSU, Ohio $tate, Michigan State, Tennessee, etc.
As for the Rest of the Class
Outside of Brian Cole committing as an athlete (wide receiver and/or safety), this is likely it for the defensive backfield in the 2015 class. There are not a ton of spots available, but I would say Hoke and staff have done a fantastic job adding top prospects to the secondary.
Now the staff needs to focus on securing a quarterback. With Rosen off the board, it looks like they will focus on Travis Waller, Alex Malzone, and Brandon Wimbush. Outside of QBs, they are focused on their top two running backs, Damien Harris and Michael Weber, another offensive lineman, or two, one or two wide receivers, and the 2-3 spots at linebacker.