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Michigan offers son of Lions legend Robert Porcher

May 24, 2016

ANN ARBOR – In his 13-year NFL career, Robert Porcher established himself as one most dominant and durable defensive linemen to ever play for the Detroit Lions.

Porcher has a son that is pretty good at football too and Michigan is interested. Robert Porcher IV, a 2017 defensive end from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., announced Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that he received an offer from the Wolverines.

At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Porcher is a three-star recruit and the No. 58 weak-side defensive end in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. He has 33 total offers, including Michigan, Arizona, USC and Mississippi State. Porcher had 92 tackles, including 32 for a loss, and 11 sacks as a junior.

In a February interview with Scout.com, Porcher talked about growing up in Michigan and how he hoped to get interest from the Wolverines.

“I actually liked Michigan. I didn’t like Michigan State,” he told Scout.com. “I pulled for the Wolverines. I still like Michigan, they’re a good school. I’ve never been there, but was supposed to go to their football camp last year but never made it. They are one of the schools that would be in my top five. It’s a lot of people from Florida that are starting to go up to Michigan, like (2016 receiver) Eddie McDoom. It’s cool to see the number one player overall (2016 defensive tackle) Rashan Gary go there too.”

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