New Michigan Man!: 5* RB Derrick Green

Time to celebrate!! The #1 running back in the nation (according to Scout and Rivals), Derrick Green, has committed to Team 134 and the University of Michigan!!!

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Derrick Green, Army All American (via SI.com)

One of the top prospects in the nation, Derrick Green is a big time power back that Michigan needs. Hoke and company have landed themselves, not only one of the most sought after players in the country, but also the perfect fit the to pro style, power offense that they will be running!

Scouts Take:

A powerful running back who can blow through arm tackles and typically takes more than one defender to bring him down, Green has surprisingly quick feet for his size. He can clear traffic between the tackles, not getting tripped up because of his good balance. Not a conventional breakaway threat because of raw speed, but gets his share of long runs after breaking tackles at the line of scrimmage. Needs to catch more consistently 

– Scott Kennedy

As for the rest of the class:

Green is the cherry on top of one of the top classes in the country and one of the best in Michigan\’s long history. With most likely only one (possibly 2 according to recruiting guru, Sam Webb) Hoke and Company are looking to end the class with the #6 tight end in 2013, Durham Smythe.

Rankings:

Scout (5*, #1 RB) – Rivals (5*, #1 RB) – ESPN (4*,#5 RB) – 247 (4*, #8 RB) 

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