January 3, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Michigan Wolverines cornerback Troy Woolfolk (29) raises his helmet into the confetti following an overtime win over the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Michigan defeated Virginia 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines Recruiting News: Five-Star RB Derrick Green Chooses Ann Arbor

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.

It was the coaching staff there; it’s unbelievable,” Green said, per Rivals.com said. “Coach(Brady) Hoke is a great coach, but he’s an even better person. It’s amazing for a head coach. There’s an awesome history behind Michigan and coach (Fred) Jackson has coached a lot of great backs and I’m hoping to be the next one. I’m planning to go to Michigan and learn a lot and take in what he is going to teach me.

“People 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.”

The Richmond (Va.) Hermitage product is just the latest recruit to commit to an already impressive Wolverines incoming freshman class.

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    go blue