Michigan is hosting several prospects on campus this weekend, including several ranked in the Rivals250. They landed a commitment from four-star offensive lineman Kyle Bosch earlier in the day, and followed up with a pledge from in-state athlete Wyatt Shallman this afternoon.
"I committed to Michigan today," Shallman said. "I've been thinking about it with my family for awhile, and it's the right decision."
Shallman has held an offer from the Wolverines for more than nine months. He was offered by head coach Brady Hoke and staff while he was still a sophomore and has since pulled in additional offers from Cincinnati, Michigan State and Syracuse.
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"There are a lot of things that sold me, but [mainly] it's just their consistency and hard work," Shallman said. "There were people in there during free gym today running routes, so that's what I want to be a part of."
A two-way player at Detroit Catholic Central, the 6-3, 255-pound Shallman is most often projected on defense at the college level, but Michigan has maintained they like the big athlete as a running back in their offense.
"I don't need convincing from other people that I can play running back," Shallman told TheWolverine.com's Tim Sullivan earlier this week. "I know that I work hard enough, and I have enough faith that I can do it."
With Shallman and Bosch, Michigan now has five commitments in the class of 2013, four of whom are ranked in the Rivals250 for the class of 2013.