Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class continues to take shape, adding its second commitment in three days in four-star power forward Colin Castleton.
The 6-foot-10, 215-pounder from Father Lopez Catholic in Daytona Beach, Fla., committed to the Wolverines via Twitter on Tuesday.
“It’s been a long journey, but the time has finally come, from being on JV freshman year, to now having 30 Division 1 scholarships and being labeled a 4 star recruit,” Castleton tweeted “... I’m so happy to end a chapter and start a new one.”
Castleton had over 20 offers but whittled his final two down to Michigan and Illinois two weeks ago. He's rated No. 117 in the 247Sports composite, and No. 70 by Scout. He’s also considered the 30th-ranked power forward in the country, according to the 247Sports composite, and 20th by Scout.
According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Castleton averaged 23.3 points, 11 rebounds and 5.4 blocks as a junior last year and Michigan has plans to play him as a stretch five.
“I liked the feel, the culture and the coaching staff. Coach (John) Beilein doesn’t lie; he’s straightforward," Castleton told the News-Journal. "He didn’t promise me any playing time or anything like that, but the players are all great.”
His addition bumps the Wolverines' recruiting class to No. 2 in the nation behind Arizona and No. 1 in the Big Ten, according to the 247Sports composite.
The Wolverines also have commitments from forwards Brandon Johns (East Lansing) and Ignas Brazdeikis (Mono, Ontario), and point guard David DeJulius (Detroit East English) for their 2018 class.