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May 2016 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  COMMITMENT PROFILE Michigan's 2018 recruiting class went from zero to two in a 10-day span, and both prospects hail from Springfield (Ohio) High. Inside line- backer Antwuan Johnson became the first rising junior to give U-M his pledge on March 22, while his team- mate — 6-5, 240-pound rising junior tight end Leonard Taylor — joined him on April 1. Johnson certainly worked on his teammate and friend, but Taylor said his decision was his own. "It feels really good to be commit- ted," Taylor said. "Antwuan's com- mitment had a little role in it, but I just really liked Michigan. When I went up there, I had my family with me to support me. … They'll be there when I go up there. "I also really like Coach [Jim] Har- baugh and what he's doing with the program." In just more than a year, Harbaugh has been able to improve the product on the field, nationalize the brand all over again and light the recruiting trail on fire. The big tight end has noticed and couldn't be more excited. "Coach Harbaugh loves the tight end," Taylor enthusiastically said. "That was one of the biggest reasons I decided to commit. "I also want to major in business and Leonard Taylor Joins High School Teammate In U-M's 2018 Class Taylor, a 6-5, 240-pound rising junior tight end, committed to Michigan on April 1. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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