Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Derrick Green (Photo credit: Richmond Times-Dispatch) Michigan Football recruiting received a big boost on Saturday when 5-star running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Virginia) announced his commitment to the University of Michigan. Green is generally considered the top running back in the nation and one of the elite recruits in the 2013 class. He is a 6-foot, 220 pound wrecking ball of a runner who will thrive in the Big Ten. The Colonial District Offensive Player of the Year, Green rushed for 1,285 yards and 20 touchdowns. He seldom played in the second half of games because his Hermitage team was so dominant and often had commanding leads early in the games. Green choose Michigan over Auburn and Tennessee. Here is an excerpt of his scouting report on ESPN Green is quick to get downhill and attack the hole and he gains momentum fast. He follows blocks well and cuts tightly off through the hole…Displays very good power to break tackles. He is an aggressive runner who drags tacklers and finishes runs falling forward. He will get the extra yards while wearing down a defense. A durable tough guy who likes contact. Defenders are not going to tackle him high when he breaks free into open field… Green is the second running back to join Michigan’s 2013 recruiting class, Deveon Smith being the other. With Fitz Toussaint recovering from a serious knee injury, there is an opportunity for early playing time for Green or Smith. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a new Michigan Football article is posted you can fill out our Email Notification Form. You can follow me on Twitter @isportsRob Here is a look at Michigan’s 2013 commitment list PlayerPos.HometownHgt./Wgt.RankingNotes Kyle BoschOLWheaton, Illinois6-5/2854-starUSA Today 2nd team All-American Jake ButtTEPickerington, Ohio6-5/2204-starUS Army All-American Taco CharltonDEPickerington, Ohio6-6/2404-starSemper Fidelis All-American David DawsonOLDetroit, Michigan6-4/2824-starConsidered the #1 offensive guard in the country by ESPNU Reon DawsonCBTrotwood, Ohio6-1/1753-starA high school teammate of Linebacker commit Mike McCray II Ross DouglasCBAvon, Ohio5-10/1804-star2013 Semper Fidelis All-American 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 Delano HillSDetroit, Michigan6-0/1984-starRanked the #23 safety 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 Da'Mario JonesWRWestland, Michigan6-2/1853-star Patrick KuglerOLWexford, PA6-5/2805-starIs ranked #54 overall by rivals. Is a member of the ESPNU 150 Jourdan LewisCBDetroit, Michigan5-11/1704-starUS Army All-American Mike McCrayLBTrotwood, Ohio6-4/2304-starRanked #44 overall by rivals.com. Is a member of the ESPNU 150 JJ McGrathKMacomb, Michigan6-3/228Preferred walk-on Shane MorrisQBWarren, Michigan6-3/1855-starConsidered the top QB recruit in the class of 2013 Henry PoggiDTBaltimore, Maryland6-4/2605-star1st team USA Today All-American Dan SamuelsonOLPlymouth, IN6-5/2853-starCan play tackle of guard 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 Channing StriblingSMathews, NC6-2/1702-starHad 6 interceptions and 14 PBUs as a junior Scott SypniewskiLSOttawa, Illinois6-1/2303-starRanked the #2 long snapper in the country Dymonte ThomasSAlliance, Ohio6-1/1755-starUS Army All-American Logan Tuley-TillmanOTPeoria, Illinois6-7/2954-starUnder Armor All-American Csont'e YorkWRHarper Woods, Michigan6-3/1853-starHe is ranked the #67 WR by scout.com

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