5-star defensive tackle Henry Poggi (Baltimore, Maryland) will announce his college commitment on Monday (6/4). According to multiple reports, he has narrowed his decision down to two schools, Michigan and Alabama. Shortly after Maurice Hurst Jr committed to Michigan on Saturday, twitter was ablaze with rumors of another pending commitment for the Wolverines. The prevailing opinion is that Poggi will be commit #20 for Brady Hoke and add to an already outstanding recruiting class.
Tom Lemming ranks Poggi as the #25 overall prospect and rivals.com ranks him as the #2 defensive tackle in the country. He currently checks in at 6-foot-4, 260 and has the frame to add some bulk. He is very athletic and has the ability to play fullback or tight end at the college level. Here is an excerpt of his scouting report on ESPNU:
He is a coach’s son and comes across as a fairly smart player who reads schemes well and can get himself in good positions. He is a physical and high effort player who works to get around the ball. He is a good tackler who tries to drive through the ball carrier and wrap-up… As a pass rusher he comes up-field hard… He also plays tight end and is a physical and tough blocker…Poggi is a tough and smart.
Poggi would be the third defensive linemen to join Michigan’s 2013 class (see the complete list below). He earned first-team All-Metro honors as a junior racking up 49 tackles (including 11 for loss) and finishing the season with 10 sacks.
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Kyle BoschOLWheaton, Illinois6-5/2854-starRanked the #60 overall recruit by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150.
Jake ButtTEPickerington, Ohio6-5/2204-starRanked #96 overall by rivals.com and is a member of the ESPNU 150
Taco CharltonDEPickerington, Ohio6-6/2404-starIs a member of the ESPNU 150
Gareon ConleyCBMassillon, Ohio6-2/1654-starIs a member of the ESPNU 150
David DawsonOLDetroit, Michigan6-5/3054-starA member of the ESPNU 150 and ranked #78 overall by maxpreps
Jaron DukesWRColumbus, Ohio6-5/195NRJunior season stats: 36 catches for 670 yards and 7 TDs
Chris FoxOLParker, Colorado6-6/3004-starRanked #46 overall by rivals.com and a member of the ESPNU 150
Ben GedeonLBHudson, Ohio6-3/2154-starRated as the #8 ILB by rivals.com
Khalid HillTEDetroit, Michigan6-2/2303-starHauled in 29 passes for 448 yards and 6 TDs as a junior
Maurice Hurst Jr.DTWestwood, Massachusetts6-2/2754-starRated the #23 DT by scout.com
Patrick KuglerOLWexford, PA6-5/2805-starIs ranked #54 overall by rivals. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
Jourdan LewisCBDetroit, Michigan5-11/1704-starSnagged 8 interceptions and scored 11 TDs as a junior. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
Mike McCrayLBTrotwood, Ohio6-4/2304-starRanked #44 overall by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150
Shane MorrisQBWarren, Michigan6-3/1855-starConsidered the top QB recruit in the class of 2013
Wyatt ShallmanATHNovi, Michigan6-3/2554-starIs considered the #1 ranked fullback by scout.com
Deveon SmithRBWarren, Ohio5-11/1954-starRanked #53 overall by scout.com
Dymonte ThomasSAlliance, Ohio6-1/1755-starHe is considered one of the Top 5 DB prospects in the country.
Logan Tuley-TillmanOTPeoria, Illinois6-7/2954-starIs ranked 50th overall by Maxpreps and is a member of the ESPNU 150.
Csont'e YorkWRHarper Woods, Michigan6-3/1853-starHe is ranked the #67 WR by scout.com