Milton (MA) 2020 four-star linebacker/running back Kalel Mullings committed to Michigan on Wednesday evening, giving the Wolverines another one of their longtime top overall targets on their recruiting board. The commitment also pushes Michigan ahead of Ohio State on the 247Sports Composite team rankings for the time being.
Mullings visited Michigan many, many times throughout his recruitment. The four-star was one of the first 2020 prospects the staff recruited as defensive coordinator Don Brown made the Massachusetts native a priority more than two full calendar years ago.
The four-star was among the many who were on campus officially last weekend. Michigan has reeled in eight verbal commitments since Sunday. Mullings told our own Josh Newkirk that the Wolverines did a lot of the right things on his official visit.
“It was a good experience to get back out (to Michigan),” Mullings told The Michigan Insider. “We flew in and were able to have dinner at the Big House, which was really cool. And the next day do a little bit of a campus tour, see the dorms, talk to the strength coach, talk to (Jim) Harbaugh, coach (Don) Brown, all those guys about my place at Michigan and how I can help the program.”
The staff now has three verbal commitments out of the state of Massachusetts in the 2020 cycle as Mullings joins four-star Zak Zinter and three-star Eamonn Dennis.
Michigan signed the top recruiting class in the Big Ten for the first time since 2005 in the 2019 cycle, besting Ohio State and Penn State with a top-heavy haul led by five-star safety Daxton Hill and four-star running back Zach Charbonnet among others. It’s the third top ten class Jim Harbaugh has signed in his time in Ann Arbor as the Wolverines continue to build a roster that can compete at the top of the Big Ten and on the national stage. The Wolverines currently have thirteen verbal commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle, including four-star defensive end Braiden McGregor, four-star offensive lineman Zak Zinter, linebacker Osman Savage and in-state four-star cornerback Andre Seldon among others.
The Wolverines are coming off of their third ten-win season in four years under Jim Harbaugh. However, their November struggles continued in 2018 as they lost their final two games, including a blowout loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl. Most preseason pundits have Michigan among the top ten teams in the country heading into 2019, however, spurred by the return of quarterback Shea Patterson and an offensive unit that will remain almost fully intact.
For a full list of Michigan’s 2020 verbal offer sheet, click HERE
For a full list of Michigan’s current verbal commitments in the 2020 recruiting cycle, click HERE
For a full list of Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class, click HERE