Four-star LB Drew Singleton picks Michigan

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

New Jersey four-star linebacker Drew Singleton has committed to Michigan.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, the program that produced Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers and last year’s top-ranked player, Rashan Gary, revealed his decision Friday night on video, emerging from a crowd of his friends wearing a Michigan hat.

Singleton is the No. 1-ranked player in New Jersey and is No. 66 nationally by 247Sports composite rankings. He is the nation’s No. 3 outside linebacker.

Michigan now has 26 commitments and Singleton is the fourth linebacker in the class.

It’s been an active recruiting week for Michigan.

Jordan Anthony, a top linebacker from IMG Academy, committed to the Wolverines on Thursday night. Anthony, rated four stars by 247Sports composite, is ranked No. 6 nationally as an outside linebacker.

“I am excited to take my next step as a player and student at the University of Michigan,” Jordan wrote on Twitter Thursday night. “The first time I visited campus, I was amazed. I got chills walking onto the field at The Big House.

“The people I met there, from the coaching staff to the support staff to the assistant staff, we had a great time. We had fun. It just felt right. It just felt like a place I wanted to be. It felt like family.”

The 6-foot, 220-pound Anthony made his official visit to Michigan on Oct. 1. He also was considering Penn State, Auburn, Maryland and Oklahoma.

Earlier this week, Michigan landed two top prospects, including Anthony’s IMG teammate, top-rated center Cesar Ruiz. Ruiz committed on Monday and Flint Southwestern defensive end Deron Irving-Bey revealed his college choice via video later that day.

Also on Thursday, Chuck Filiaga a four-star offensive lineman, announced Michigan as one of his finalists, including Oklahoma and Nebraska.


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