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February 2020*

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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FEBRUARY 2020 THE WOLVERINE 55   COMMITMENT PROFILE M ichigan has added another key piece to the puzzle in the 2022 recruiting class. After reeling in Essexville (Mich.) Garber defensive tackle Alex VanSu- meren in December, the Wolverines notched a commitment from another in-state star in Belleville (Mich.) High defensive back Myles Rowser. One of the top young second- ary players in the country, the 5-11, 170-pounder simply felt at home at Michigan and decided to pull the trigger early. "I like the coaches and the playing style," Rowser said. "I just like Michi- gan. I like the way the coaches treat me. They ask about grades, school and how I'm doing as a person. I have a great relationship with the staff, and I know a lot of people there." Rowser committed to Michigan over offers from Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennes- see and a number of other Football Bowl Subdivision programs. While Rowser initially planned to make offseason visits, he felt it was the perfect time to commit. After all, Rowser's brother, 2020 Michigan de- fensive back Andre Seldon, enrolled at U-M this month. Seldon officially becoming a Wol- verine was a huge selling point for Rowser. "Committing just felt right," Row- ser said. "Watching my brother 's process really sealed the deal for me. I had to consider other schools, but really knew that Michigan was the one for me." Rowser and Seldon started in the secondary for Michigan powerhouse Belleville this season and guided the team on a run to the state semifinals. Rowser can't wait to play with his elder sibling again at the next level. "It's going to be fire to link back up with him," Rowser said. "I flipped from running back and linebacker to defensive back. He's a day-one defensive back. He worked with me a lot on the defensive back position." Rowser visited Michigan on a cou- ple of occasions this fall, including for the game against Ohio State in late November. While the Wolverines fell to their rival, that trip also played a big role in his decision process, since he was extremely impressed with the envi- ronment and atmosphere in The Big House. "I enjoyed the visit as always," Rowser said. "Michigan started strong but had some missed oppor- tunities. It's always good to see play- ers I know compete. [Charles] Wood- son and [Chris] Weber were there. "I didn't get to meet them, but alumni support is strong. I respect and like that a lot about the program. The fans get rowdy. I like the fans a lot." Michigan is bringing in a top-10 class in 2020 and is off to a strong start in both the 2021 and 2022 classes. Rowser is excited about the future of the Michigan program and is ready to be an ambassador for the Wolverines over the next few years. "We're coming to win," he said. "It's our time. We're going to win. I know Michigan offered some 2022 guys. I'm working on recruiting some dogs for sure." Rowser transferred from Belleville to Detroit Martin Luther King this offseason. There are no rankings for the 2022 class at this time, but Rowser figures to be one of the top overall prospects in the country. — EJ Holland In-State Defensive Back Myles Rowser Opts To Stay 'Home' At U-M FILM EVALUATION Strengths: Myles Rowser is rela- tively new to the defensive back position, but plays with elite-level instincts. He has good height and length, which he knows how to use to his advantage. He started for Belleville as a sophomore and played a key role in its run to the state semifinals. Rowser is projected to play corner- back, but he has safety versatility. It will be interesting to see how his body develops over the next few years. He is also a solid tackler in the run game and isn't afraid to get physical. Areas Of Improvement: Rowser is listed at 170 pounds, but he looks like he's on the skinny side. The 2022 prospect still has a couple years of high school left, but he will need to fill out his lanky frame. While he plays with great natural instincts, he is new to the defensive back position and needs to clean up some of the technical aspects of his game. Michigan Player Comparison: Rowser is a special young prospect and has the chance to be an Ambry Thomas-like player in Ann Arbor. Like Thomas, Rowser will be coming out Detroit King and is a very ath- letic and versatile player. If Rowser continues on his current trajectory, he should live up to lofty expecta- tions. — EJ Holland Rowser selected the Wolverines over Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Penn State and Tennessee, among others. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM Rowser on joining his brother, 2020 signee Andre Seldon, at U-M "Committing just felt right. Watching my brother's process really sealed the deal for me. I had to consider other schools, but really knew that Michigan was the one for me."

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