Sunday, 24 January 2010

Black chooses Maize + Blue

Four star defensive tackle Jibreel Black has committed to Michigan today whilst on his official visit, making him the 3rd DT in the class. Jibreel's father confirmed the news earlier and said academics was a big reason in the decision. 

Black was previously committed to Cincinnati but after head coach Brian Kelly bolted for Notre Dame, Black chose to look at other options. Apparently he really hit it off with Rich Rod on the visit.

This is a great catch for Michigan, I certainly didn't expect a commitment from him, in fact I thought he was the least likely to go blue out of the remaining targets for UM. He did say last week that he was a (Cincinnati) "Bearcat", but things quickly change when you see what Michigan has to offer!!

Black is rated as the #15 DT in the nation on, and you can see his highlight reel here. (Note: lists him as a DT, but he plays DE in the video, not sure which position UM plans to use him at).

There is probably only one space left in the class now, how exciting! Who will get it, Rashad Knight might be the most likely? He still has some visits to go, as does Demar Dorsey, maybe Sean Parker makes a silent commit to secure the last spot?? Anything can happen as signing day approaches, should be fun!


  1. Black is going to play Brandon Graham's DE spot. If you want further proof they have almost identical frames and explosion (Brandon Graham 6-2 260, Black 6-2 268)

  2. Thanks for the info Zach, lets hope he turns out as well as Graham!

  3. This is a HUGE pickup for Michigan.... Yee haaa!!!!