Report: Michigan offensive line target Chris Muller elects to fulfill his verbal commitment to Rutgers
The Wolverines, in need of offensive line talent to round out their 24-member class, made contact with the four-star tackle after Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano left last week to take over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Muller listened to the pitch, but told The Mercury on Monday that he would stick with Rutgers after it promoted offensive line coach Kyle Flood to fill the head coaching vacancy.
Michigan is strong at offensive line, with commitments already in from five-star Kyle Kalis; four-stars Blake Bars and Erik Magnuson; and three-star Ben Braden. Three-star tight end pledge A.J. Williams also could play the position.
But it also lost Caleb Stacey, who decommitted Jan. 21, and it finished runner-up for five-star Josh Garnett and four-star Alex Kozan this week.
The Wolverines' last known target at offensive line is four-star Jordan Diamond, who is expected to announce his decision Friday.
National signing day is Wednesday. Michigan's class -- ranked No. 4 according to Scout and No. 5 according to Rivals -- numbers 24 commitments, although safety Jarrod Wilson and linebackers Kaleb Ringer and Joe Bolden already are on campus.
The Wolverines have scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference Wednesday to introduce those who sign earlier in the day.