BREAKING: 4-Star DE Deron Irving-Bey Commits to Michigan

The good news just keeps rolling in for Jim Harbaugh the Michigan football program. The second piece of good news of the day came in just now as 4-star (Flint, Michigan) defensive end Deron Irving-Bey announced his commitment to the University of Michigan.

Irving-Bey selected the Wolverines over the likes of Maryland, Michigan State, and Tennessee. Early on, the Spartans had the clear lead with Irving-Bey but after feeling the non-stop determination of the Wolverine coaching staff and taking several visits to campus, Michigan seemed like the team to beat. Irving-Bey’s announcement in favor of Michigan comes as no real surprise as it was thought the Southwestern Commencement Academy standout would announce sooner rather than later in order to ensure a spot in the 2017 class.


“Irving-Bey is an extremely underrated talent. Though a consensus top 300 recruit, Irving-Bey’s versatility on both sides of the ball makes him one of the best players in the country in our opinion. In our own rankings, which will come out soon, we’d have Irving-Bey anywhere from the top 150 to the top 100. It was obvious to us in our analysis that he still needs time to develop as a player, but Irving-Bey is one of the most naturally skilled prospects in the midwest. His big frame will allow him to be a solid player on offensive line as well and though we currently project him to stay on defense, Michigan will certainly continue to evaluate where they need him most and where they believe he can contribute the most.”

TWD Staff

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