Position: Running Back
Ht/Wt: 6'0"/220 lbs.
Location: Hermitage High School - Richmond, VA
Offers: Auburn, Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Boston College, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers South Carolina, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Ratings: 247 ★★★★, ESPN ★★★★, Scout ★★★★★,Rivals ★★★★★
Derrick Green chooses Michigan! That sentence felt so good to type. This type of commitment has been a long time coming for Michigan who has been spurned by big time recruits during their "hat ceremony" over the past couple of recruiting cycles. Michigan has recruited extremely well but it seemed every time there was a publicized decision the Wolverines always came up just a bit short. Not this time. Green chose the Wolverines over Tennessee and Auburn, as well as just about every other university in the country. Green immediately factors into the running back picture for next season as a true freshman and becomes a scary-good 1-2 punch with fellow freshman, DeVeon Smith. Put these kids behind the mammoth offensive line Michigan is starting to build and we might be looking at something special in a year or two. Obviously Green has not played a down in the Big House yet but he seems to be a can't-miss type of talent. He has the perfect build to be the bell-cow type of running back Al Borges wants, but he also has sub 4.4 speed which is extremely rare for a back that weighs 220 lbs. Michigan has a spot for one more commitment but at his point we should all consider the 2013 class a massive success. National Signing Day is still 2 weeks away but the Wolverine family can breath easy today as the future of the Wolverine backfield gave his verbal commitment.