Five-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon – one of the handful of marquee recruits who had not made his college choice known – announced Wednesday that he was headed to Michigan.
Solomon made his announcement at a National Signing Day ceremony at Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County. His decision was broadcast live on ESPNU.
Solomon put on a Michigan hat to signify his commitment to the Wolverines, though it sounded like he said the “University of Miami” instead.
“The way they talked to me, they didn’t talk to me like I was a piece, they talked to me like I was true family,” Solomon said on the broadcast on why he chose Michigan. “So that really brought me.”
The school later announced that it had received Solomon’s national letter of intent.
5-star. No. 2 DT overall. 👊
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 1, 2017
Solomon (6 feet 3, 288 pounds) chose the Wolverines over Alabama, Georgia and USC. Solomon committed to Michigan last June before re-opening his recruitment in late August.
Solomon is one of the nation’s top-three defensive tackles and a top-25 prospect overall.
Linebackers coach Chris Partridge served as his primary recruiter, while defensive coordinator Don Brown was his secondary recruiter.
With Solomon included, Michigan signed 29 players in its 2017 class, which 247Sports ranked fifth nationally.
Along defensive tackles, the Wolverines also signed four-star prospect James Hudson and three-star prospect Phillip Paea.
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