Michigan gets four-star DE Luiji Vilain

The Detroit News
Luiji Vilain

Michigan received a commitment from four-star Luiji Vilain on Sunday – the Wolverines’ third pledge by a defensive end in the 2017 class.

Vilain is a 6-4, 240-pounder from Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va. He is ranked the No. 10 defensive end in the nation in the 2017 class by Scout.com and he is player No. 138 overall in the Scout 300.

Vilain chose Michigan over his other two finalists, Southern Cal and Virginia Tech. He announced his commitment on Twitter.

The addition of Vilain improved Michigan's 2017 class ranking to No. 4 from No. 7 according to 247Sports.com. The top three are Ohio State, Alabama and Oklahoma.

Michigan already received commitments from defensive ends Corey Malone-Hatcher of St. Joseph, Mich., and Ben Mason of Sandy Hook, Conn.


A.J. Dillon, RB, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. – Three stars

Carter Dunaway, TE, Birmingham Brother Rice – Two stars

JaRaymond Hall, OT, Oak Park – Four stars

Chase Lasater, LB, Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville, Fla. – Two stars

Corey Malone-Hatcher, DE, St. Joseph (Mich.) High – Four stars

Ben Mason, DE, Newtown High, Sandy Hook, Conn. – Three stars

Dylan McCaffrey, QB Valor Christian High, Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Four stars

Phil Paea, DT, Berrien Springs (Mich.) High – Three stars

Josh Ross, LB, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s – Four stars

Benjamin St. Juste, CB, Cegep du Vieux Montreal – Three stars

O’Maury Samuels, RB, Los Lunas (N.M.) High – Four stars

Kurt Taylor, RB, Newton High, Covington, Mass. – Three stars

Luiji Vilain, DE, Episcopal High, Alexandria, Va. – Four stars

J’Marick Woods, S, Florence (Ala.) High – Four stars