Blue-chip linebacker E.J. Levenberry Jr. will reportedly decide between Michigan and Florida State on Tuesday
The Michigan football program may be on the verge of its 18th commitment for 2013.
And this one would be the highest-rated player yet.
According to multiple outlets, including TheWolverine.com, 2013 outside linebacker prospect E.J. Levenberry Jr. will decide between Michigan and Florida State at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-3, 226-pound Levenberry, from Woodbridge, Va., is the No. 15 prospect in Rivals.com's Top 100 for 2013.
Levenberry is currently rated as the third-best linebacker in the class, slotted one spot higher than 2013 quarterback commit Shane Morris.
In an interview with the Detroit Free Press on Monday, Levenberry's father, Eric, said Brady Hoke's staff has gone all out on the recruiting trail in search of a commitment from his son.
“Michigan has done everything that they can do to get him to come there,” he said. “There’s nothing more they can do. Michigan is going to do something special. They’re going to play for the national championship in the next four years.”
Should he verbal to Michigan, he'd be the program's 18th pledge for 2013 -- and the Wolverines' third linebacker commit.
Michigan already has commitments from four-star linebackers Mike McCray (the country's No. 44 overall player, per Rivals) and Ben Gedeon.
Levenberry, a four-star prospect, would give the Wolverines 14 Rivals.com four-star pledges for 2013.