June 18, 2016
ANN ARBOR — Michigan’s long day of on-campus football camps paid off.
And two elite prospects from the Southeastern Conference’s backyard have committed to Michigan.
Per a report from 247sports’ Steve Lorenz, Michigan picked up pledges from 2017 four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and four-star safety Otis Reese on Saturday afternoon. Solomon and Reese bothconfirmed the news via Twitter.
Solomon and Reese (high school teammates at Lee County High School in Georgia) were both on campus for unofficial visits Saturday as Jim Harbaugh and company hosted their annual quarterback and linemen camps in Ann Arbor.
Solomon, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound prospect, rates as the No. 94 player in the 2017 class, per 247sports’ composite ranking. He’s the No. 6-ranked defensive tackle in the class and the No. 10-ranked player in the state of Georgia.
Michigan beat out several SEC programs for Solomon’s commitment, including Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and Florida.
Reese, meanwhile, rates as the No. 117 player in the 2018 class. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder — who can also play linebacker — rates as the No. 11 safety in his class, per 247.
Solomon pushes Michigan’s 2017 class to 15 commitments. Prior to his pledge, the Wolverines’ next class ranked No. 5 nationally.
Reese will push Michigan’s 2018 group up to four commitments.
Michigan has several prospects on campus this weekend, including five-star quarterback commit Dylan McCaffrey and four-star offensive tackle pledge JaRaymond Hall.