Michigan football team picks up 2nd 2012 receiver commitment of month
With less than two months remaining before National Signing Day, the Michigan football team still did not have a receiver in its 2012 class.
Now, the Wolverines have picked up two in the past three weeks and could be done actively recruiting the position after Missouri prospect Jehu Chesson announced on Wednesday he has verbally committed to the program.
Chesson is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wideout from Ladue, Mo. He is ranked a three-star prospect, according to each of the major recruiting services, and is the 82nd-best receiver according to Scout.
He is No. 89 at his position, according to Rivals, and No. 51 according to ESPN.
Chesson's other finalists included Northwestern and Iowa, the latter of which he visited last weekend. His other offers were from Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Purdue, according to Rivals.
Scout indicates he also had an offer from UCLA and interest from Florida.
Chesson is the second receiver to commit to Michigan this month, following four-star Amara Darboh of West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Wolverines' 2012 class ranks No. 2 in the country, according to Scout, and No. 3 according to Rivals.
They have 24 commitments, and have about four spots remaining, three of which are expected to go to a cornerback, offensive lineman and tight end. The latter of the three became a soft spot in an otherwise stellar class after Pharaoh Brown's verbal commitment was dropped for taking a visit to Oregon.
Five-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond and four-star tight end Sam Grant are two of the team's top remaining targets. Grant is currently committed to Boston College, but was visited by the Wolverines earlier this month.
It's possible Michigan would accept another receiver for the class, especially if either Stefon Diggs or Monty Madaris chooses the Wolverines. But, they also can afford to stand pat at two and direct their resources elsewhere.
National signing day is Feb. 1.