Baltimore (Md.) Gilman Top247 defensive tackle Henry Poggi went public with his commitment to Michigan on Monday, choosing the Wolverines over his other finalist Alabama.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Poggi is the 20th pledge for Coach Brady Hoke and his staff in the class of 2013, and the second touted defensive lineman to pull the trigger in the past three days, joining Maurice Hurst who gave his word on Saturday. The Wolverines currently have the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class according to 247Sports.
Poggi himself is pegged as the country’s No. 7 defensive tackle and No. 105 prospect overall. The No. 3 player out of Maryland, he registered 49 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and a forced fumble as a junior.
"I am grateful to say that I am choosing Michigan," Poggi said in a statement. "I feel comfortable there and I hope I will fit in. I know that they have great players on their roster and great players at my position on their roster and in the incoming recruiting classes. I will do my best to compete and hopefully I will make the team and be additive in helping the team reach their goals. I know that I start at the bottom of the depth chart.
"I plan on studying business and being a good teammate fit in the locker room. "
Other schools to offer Poggi a scholarship includes Auburn, California, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Virginia.