Michigan gets four-star DE 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.
MICHIGAN FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS 2017
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