Ohio linebacker Joe Bolden is Michigan football team's seventh commitment for 2012 class
The third time was the charm for Ohio linebacker Joe Bolden and the Michigan football program.
Cincinnati.com reported that Bolden was making his third unofficial visit to Ann Arbor today when he verbally committed to play for coach Brady Hoke.
The website said Bolden was accompanied by several family members, including his father, Dan Bolden, and uncle, Tom Bolden. Dan Bolden is the athletic director at Colerain High School in Cincinnati and Tom Bolden is its football coach.
Joe Bolden is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker that chose Michigan over other favorites that included Kentucky, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Stanford and Penn State. He is the third linebacker in the recruiting class, joining Detroit Cass Tech's Royce Jenkins-Stone and Kaleb Ringer from Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio.
Tom Bolden told Cincinnati.com that Joe liked Hoke and his staff, the Michigan facilities and its academic programs.
Ringer is No. 10 and Bolden No. 16 on Rivals.com's ranking of 2012 recruits from Ohio.