Poole, Brooks sign letters-of-intent with Michigan

James Hawkins
The Detroit News
Jordan Poole

It didn’t take long for Michigan's 2017 class to start filling up.

Jordan Poole, a four-star shooting guard and the Wolverines' top commit, signed his letter-of-intent Wednesday morning alongside La Lumiere (Ind.) School teammate Jaren Jackson Jr., who signed with Michigan State, on the first day of the early signing period.

Poole (6-foot-4, 180 pounds) verbally committed in October 2015 and averaged 18.2 points as a junior at Rufus King High in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before transferring to La Lumiere in LaPorte, Indiana, for his senior season.

Poole’s signing was the first of Michigan’s three-member class, which includes Spring Grove (Pa.) point guard Eli Brooks and Kalamazoo Central forward Isaiah Livers.

Brooks (6-1, 170) soon followed and signed his letter-of-intent later in the afternoon. Brooks, who averaged 25 points last season, spurned offers from Villanova and Ohio State and committed to the Wolverines in July.

Livers (6-8, 205) committed in August and is expected to sign his letter on Friday.

Michigan’s 2017 class ranks No. 23 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten in the 247Sports Composite. All three recruits are ranked in the top 200 led by Poole at No. 90, Livers at No. 127 and Brooks at No. 189.

The early signing period ends Nov. 16.