The Michigan Wolverines scored a major recruit on Saturday when five-star running back Derrick Green announced that he would be coming to Ann Arbor. The 6-foot 220-pound running back chose Michigan over two schools in the Southeastern Conference — the Auburn Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers.
Green chose to suit up for the Wolverines thanks to their coaching staff, who made a great impression on him on the recruiting trail.
â€śIt was the coaching staff there; itâ€™s unbelievable,â€ť Green said, perÂ Rivals.comÂ said. â€śCoach(Brady) HokeÂ is a great coach, but heâ€™s an even better person. Itâ€™s amazing for a head coach. Thereâ€™s an awesome history behind Michigan and coachÂ (Fred) JacksonÂ has coached a lot of great backs and Iâ€™m hoping to be the next one. Iâ€™m planning to go to Michigan and learn a lot and take in what he is going to teach me.
â€śPeople always talk about how I should go play in the SEC and play in the heat, but I prefer playing in the cold weather. With me being from New York, it was always cold so I prefer to play in the cold weather.â€ť
TheÂ Richmond (Va.) Hermitage product is just the latest recruit to commit to an already impressive Wolverines incoming freshman class.