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August 2015 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  COMMITMENT PROFILE Alabama is practically untouched territory when it comes to Michigan recruiting. Only a handful of play- ers (halfback James Locke 1960-62, fullback Chris Horn 1986-88, receiver Marcus Knight 1996-99, and run- ning back Max Martin 2004-05) have headed to Ann Arbor from the Yel- lowhammer State. That number will take a big leap with the 2016 group. Prattville (Ala.) linebacker Dytari- ous Johnson earned a Michigan of- fer following the Wolverines' satel- lite camp at his high school, and the 6-0, 215-pounder will head North for his college days, along with team- mate Kingston Davis — just a year after their quarterback last fall, Keith Washington, signed up to play in the defensive backfield for the Maize and Blue in the 2015 class. The duo visited for the Michigan spring game in April (at which Da- vis pulled the trigger), and Johnson received good feedback that he may have a Michigan opportunity soon. "The Michigan coaches told me they were going to evaluate me more when I went up there [for the visit]," Johnson explained. "They said they were going to eval- uate me at this camp, so I just hoped for the best. "It was very hot but I liked it. It was fun. I did talk with Coach [D.J.] Durkin, but that was about it. He was just coaching us up. Coach [Jim] Har- baugh was all over the place. I don't think he's a fan of wearing a shirt, because he took it off at that camp." Dytarious Johnson Is Second 2016 Pledge From Alabama Johnson (right) and teammate Kingston Davis, a running back, pose with U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh. The pair of Michigan commitments helped lead Prattville to a runner-up finish in the Alabama Class 7A state playoffs last fall. PHOTO COURTESY OF BAM RICHARDS

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