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Recruiting analyst Allen Trieu talks with Dave Goricki about the early signing period for college football. The Detroit News

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Essexville (Mich.) Garber defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren on Monday became the first commitment to Michigan’s 2022 football recruiting class.

VanSumeren (6-3, 275) is the younger brother of Michigan sophomore running back Ben VanSumeren.

"It’s hard to beat when you grew up a Wolverine fan," VanSumeren told The Michigan Insider. "They have world class academics, tradition rich football program, terrific coaching staff, and people. People are important."

As a freshman on Essexville Garber’s varsity this season, VanSumeren had 20 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. He is not yet ranked as a college prospect by 247Sports.

VanSumeren has also received offers from Kentucky and Central Michigan.

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