Ann Arbor, Mi. Four-star running back AJ Dillon has committed to Michigan, according to his Twitter account. Dillon is ranked as the 19th best running back,the 248th overall prospect, and the number one overall prospect in Massachusetts, per 247 Sports.
— AJ Dillon™ (@ajdillon7) March 28, 2016
Dillon, out of Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA, adds to an impressive week in recruiting for the Wolverines, who previously picked up commitments from a pair of four-star Linebackers Josh Ross (2017) and Antwuan Johnson (2018).
At 6-1, 230 Dillon is big running back Head Coach Jim Harbaugh can add to a backfield that already features fellow 2017 running back commit Kurt Taylor. Big running backs, like Michigan’s current starting running back De’Veon Smith and former 49er Frank Gore, have excelled in Harbaugh’s hard-nosed, physical offense.
Dillon visited Michigan’s campus earlier this week and it was clear that he came away impressed. After his visit, he told our Shane Kinnee, “I really enjoyed my time at Michigan. I had a great time. I met with the head guy (Jim Harbaugh) and had a nice conversation. I also got to talk to running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and we talked about how I fit in Michigan’s system. Toured the campus, got a feel for Ann Arbor and was really impressed by the school after seeing the academic studies. Ann Arbor seems like a great town. And the facilities were amazing.”
Dillon held offers from 17 schools, including Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Iowa, Virginia, Rutgers and Florida State before committing to Michigan.