Four-star defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher committed to Michigan Thursday, giving the Wolverines 13 commits in their 2017 class.
Jim Harbaugh is down in Atlanta for a visit on the Wolverines’ satellite camp tour, but that hasn’t stopped him from adding commits in Big Ten country.
Four-star prospect Corey Malone-Hatcher committed to Michigan Thursday. He chose the Wolverines over Alabama, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin — all of which were included in his top 10 schools that he released on Monday.
Malone-Hatcher announced his decision via a ceremony at St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, Michigan.
“I think Michigan is the team that was having some hard years, but I think everyone in the country knows they’re going up. I feel Michigan provides me with an opportunity to be part of something great, part of a national championship contending team, as well as one of the top academic schools in the country,” Malone-Hatcher said.
After the ceremony, Malone-Hatcher also released a statement on Twitter regarding his decision.
“Extremely excited as this process [came] to an end. I would like to say thank you to everyone who has offered me a priceless opportunity, but after talking [it over] with my friends and family … [I’m] excited to announce that I will be continuing my football career at the University of Michigan. With academic excellence and athletic superiority, the words “Go Blue” take on a different meaning for myself and my family today. Thank God for keeping me blessed throughout this process and strong through adversity.”
On top of his own commitment, the nation’s No. 24-ranked defensive end also called upon 4-star recruit and No. 3 wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones to join him in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Peoples-Jones attends Cass Tech in Detroit. Aside from Michigan, he’s also considering Michigan State, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State, among others.
Malone-Hatcher, meanwhile, becomes the fifth in-state commit for Michigan, which currently ranks No. 8 in the class rankings.
Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.
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