Harbaugh lands first commitments -- QB Gentry, DE Jones

The Detroit News
Zach Gentry, a quarterback recruit from New Mexico, hangs out in the Maize Rage on Saturday night.

Reuben Jones, a three-star defensive end who had been committed to Nebraska, announced Saturday via Twitter that he is now committed to Michigan.

Later Saturday, during halftime of Michigan-Wisconsin basketball game at the Crisler Center, quarterback Zach Gentry reportedly announced that he, too, would be a member of Michigan's 2015 recruiting class.

Jones, a 6-foot-4, 225-pounder from Lake Gibson High in Lakeland, Fla., visited Michigan this weekend and becomes new coach Jim Harbaugh's first commitment since taking the job Dec. 30.

Reuben Jones is a defensive end from Lake Gibson High in Lakeland, Fla.

Gentry, a 6-6, 230-pound signal caller from Albuquerque, is the second QB in this class, joining Alex Malzone of Birmingham Brother Rice.

Gentry a four-star prospect from Eldorado High in Albuquerque, has been offered by a number of major programs, including Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and TCU, among others. He committed to Texas in May.

Harbaugh, defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and defensive line coach Greg Mattison reportedly visited Jones this past week. Jones decommitted from Nebraska last Thursday.

Michigan now has eight players in its 2015 class and two are already enrolled -- Malzone and receiver Brian Cole of Saginaw Heritage.