Michigan Football Lands 2015 4-Star DB Garrett Taylor

By Evan Williamson
Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan and head coach Brady Hoke received some good news on the recruiting front on Monday, as 4-star cornerback Garrett Taylor verbally committed to the Wolverines over Michigan State and Stanford. Taylor became the first commitment for the Wolverines in their 2015 class since August.

Taylor has seen his recruitment take off since January, as he has received multiple offers, including one from Michigan back on Feb. 19. The Virginia native visited the Wolverines back on Mar. 14 and enjoyed the visit so much, that he decided to commit earlier than he original planned for the summer. Taylor sited not only the football program for committing, but also academics as well.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound defensive back is rated as the eighth best defensive back in the nation, and the No. 6 overall player in the state of Virginia for the class of 2015. Taylor is a long, rangy athlete with good length, natural ball skills, and instincts.

The commitment of Taylor is the fifth for the Wolverines for their 2015 class, which now comes in at 20th in the nation and third in the Big-10. The defensive backfield is a big point of emphasis for Michigan in this class, as Taylor becomes the third defensive back to verbally commit to the Wolverines. The other two commits include 4-star cornerback Shaun Crawford and 4-star safety Tyree Kinnel. Michigan also signed the top defensive back in the nation in their 2014 class in Jabrill Peppers.

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