Michigan has scored massive factors on the recruiting observe – actually.
Wolverines closed with Rivals250 Jersey Metropolis (NJ) St. Peter’s Prep defensive lineman George Rooks, which gave Wolverines a verbal dedication.
Rooks undertook to Michigan over provides from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee and a number of other different main packages.
Rooks had a number of elements in thoughts earlier than making his determination.
“How a lot they love me, how excessive I’m on their board and what system they run,” Rooks stated. “The college that may get the most effective out of me, that is the varsity I wish to go to. It doesn’t matter concerning the depth chart or something like that.”
Michigan undoubtedly confirmed him love.
ABOUT head coach Jim Harbaugh, ace recruiter Sherrone Moore and defensive coach Shaun Nua have been all closely concerned in his recruitment all through the useless interval and finally he received him over.
Rooks visited Michigan on a number of events earlier than the useless interval when his sister performed basketball for Wolverines final 12 months.
Rooks helped lead St. Peter’s Prep to an 11-1 document and the New Jersey Non-Public Group 4 Championship as a junior. He was recruited as a defensive finish however has the body to slide in when he provides weight.
Rooks is the son of former Syracuse defensive lineman George Rooks Sr., drafted by the New York Giants in 1992.
Michigan now has 20 commitments in its recruiting class in 2021. Rooks is the fifth defensive lineman to leap aboard and be ranked highest by the gang.
At 6-foot-5, 250 kilos, Rooks ranks as the highest defensive finish No. 8 and a complete of 123 prospects within the nation, per Rivals.com.
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