Ohio defensive end Chris Wormley commits to Michigan football team
The Michigan football team’s heralded recruiting class already is ranked among the nation's best.
It just got a little stronger.
Four-star defensive end recruit Chris Wormley committed to the Wolverines on Sunday while on campus attending a barbecue hosted by the coaching staff for committed and uncommitted prospects.
Scout national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu was the first to report the commitment.
Wormley is 6-foot-5, 250 pounds and moves well for a player of that size. He is an end who projects to play on the strong side.
The Toledo, Ohio, native is the Wolverines’ 21st commitment for 2012, the most in the Big Ten. He is the 10th player from Ohio to pledge to Michigan, the Wolverines’ second-largest haul from that state since at least 2002.
Wormley is the fourth defense end to verbally commit to Michigan, joining four-stars Tom Strobel and Mario Ojemudia and three-star Pharaoh Brown. They're all from Ohio except Ojemudia, who plays at Farmington Hills Harrison.
Wormley told AnnArbor.com earlier this month he would announce his decision “soon.” When told experts were saying it’d be a “major shock” if he didn’t pick Michigan, he texted: “I wouldn’t say it’s true, but it’s not false.”
Maxpreps.com and CBS already rank Michigan’s class No. 1 in the country, and Rivals pegged it at No. 3 in its latest rankings released today.