Michigan went south to the Sunshine State once again and added four-star safety prospect Vladimir Emilien. Emilien, from Lauderhill (Fla.) Plantation High School, committed to the Wolverines over Ohio State, Wisconsin and Stanford.
"Basically, I love the position Michigan is in now," Emilien said. "Let everyone doubt out situation because I want to be one of the guys that helps bring that program around. I want to help them turn that thing around."
Emilien had a tough call to make and didn't realize what team he would pick until Saturday.
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"It was a very hard decision and I figured it out on Saturday. They are four awesome schools and I couldn't go wrong with any of them. At the end of the day I realized that Michigan was best place for me. I remembered how I felt when I was there and that was it."
Emilien, 6-0 and 186 pounds, is bouncing back from a torn ACL sustained over the summer. He missed his senior season and is hungry to earn his way into the lineup. He likes his future coaching staff and believes in their scheme.
"The coaching staff are a bunch of cool dudes. Coach (Rich) Rodriguez is very down to earth guy. He's a guy I feel I can rely on when times are tough. I also like the scheme. They need safeties and corners and guys to make plays. I know I need to come in, work hard and be a playmaker for them at the next level."
Emilien is the 6th prospect from the state of Florida to commit to Michigan in this class.