New Michigan Man: CB Keith Washington

The Michigan coaching staff targeted several cornerbacks in the 2015 class, looking to fill the 1-2 spots needed to improve the depth. And they have (finally) landed their first corner of the class as Pratville\’s Keith Washington has flipped his commitment from Cal to Michigan.

Signed (9:33 a.m.) » Keith Washigton (@Im_Grindin2) #UMSigningDay

— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 4, 2015

Washington is one of the most dynamic players in the country. He was a game changer at both cornerback and quarterback in high school thanks to his size, speed, athleticism and skill combination. He is a game breaker with the ball in his hands but his future will see him spending his time with DJ Durkin and Greg Jackson, which I believe is his best fit. If he can develop his coverage skills, he has the chance to be a star.

Like several other members of this 2015 class, Washington\’s recruitment was a bit of a roller coaster. He committed to Duke back in June after visiting Durham but decommitted two months later in September. After that he landed plenty of offers but ended up committing to Cal in late January but that didn\’t last very long either. Michigan quietly offered him two days later and he ended up flipping his commitment and signing with the Maize and Blue on National Signing Day.

Height: 6\’2\’\’

Weight: 175lbs

Notable Offers: Cal, Duke, Louisville, Miami (FL), North Carolina, Missouri, TCU

Rankings: Scout (3* #147 CB) – Rivals (3*, #26 ATH) – 247Sports (3*, #76 ATH) – ESPN (3*, #117 ATH)

As for the Rest of the Class: Washington is the 12th commitment in the class and the first corner. The staff is still looking to add another corner (Marshall, Adams or Bush) as well as other top targets like Van Jefferson, Mike Weber, Tyrone Wheatley Jr and Shelton Johnson.

Garrett Fishaw