June 12, 2016
One of the top defensive end recruits in America says he’s headed to Michigan.
Four-star defensive end Luiji Vilain, who currently plays at Episcopal High School in Virginia, announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.
Vilain, the No. 8-ranked weakside defensive end in the 2017 class, chose Michigan over finalists Virginia Tech and USC.
A 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect, Vilain gives Michigan 14 commitments in its 2014 class.
Per 247sports, he’s the second-highest rated pledge Harbaugh has, behind five-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey.
The rest of the class: Four-star OT JaRaymond Hall, four-star LB Josh Ross, four-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher, four-star RB O’Maury Samuels, three-star safety J’Marick Woods, three-star RB A.J. Dillon, three-star CB Benjamin St-Juste, three-star DT Phillip Paea, three-star RB Kurt Taylor, three-star LB Ben Mason, three-star TE Carter Dunaway and fullback Chase Lasater.
Michigan’s class now ranks No. 4 nationally, per 247sports.