Michigan football flips Ohio State baseball commit Joey Velazquez

The Detroit News
Joey Velazquez

Joey Velazquez, who had been committed to play baseball for Ohio State, on Friday announced that he would play football and baseball for Michigan.

Velazquez is a 6-0, 205-pound safety from St. Francis de Sales High in Columbus, Ohio. He is ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 79 safety nationally for the 2019 class by the 247Sports Composite.

“Extremely blessed to say that I will be furthering my academic, football and baseball career at the University of Michigan,” Velazquez wrote on Twitter.

Velazquez visited Michigan in March.

"When I was at Michigan I was able to speak to Coach Harbaugh after practice, and we had a good talk," Velazquez told Bill Greene of 247Sports. "They told me I would be playing the spot that Khaleke Hudson plays (viper), and I think I could do well at that position. We also talked about me playing baseball at Michigan, and they assured me it would work out just fine."

Eleven Warriors says Vazquez, an outfielder, is “widely regarded as the top-rated baseball prospect in (Ohio) for the class of 2019.”