Michigan received its second commitment in the 2014 class from Denzel Ward.
Ward, a 6-foot-9, 295-pound offensive tackle from Chicago (Ill.) Hales Franciscan, chose Michigan over an offer from Purdue.
Several other schools in the region were showing interest in Ward including Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.
Ward told 247Sports, “Tradition and organization” were the reasons he chose the Wolverines.
The massive offensive tackle visited Michigan last week for the Illinois game and was back on campus Saturday for the Michigan State game. He pulled the trigger, giving head coach Brady Hoke before kickoff.
Ward joins Saint Clairesville (Ohio) linebacker Michael Ferns as part of Michigan's 2014 recruiting class.