Derrick Green commits to Michigan over Auburn, Tennessee

Dave Reginek

The highly-rated running back from Virginia chose Michigan over Tennessee and Auburn.

Running back Derrick Green has committed to the Michigan Wolverines. Green, a five-star prospect from Richmond (Va.) Hermitage High School, picked Michigan over Auburn and Tennessee.

The 6'0, 220-pound running back is rated across the board as one of the top 10 players at the position in the country, with Rivals proclaiming him No. 1, and joins four-star prospect DeVeon Smith as the second running back in Michigan's 2013 recruiting class. Before Green's commitment, Michigan had a top 10 recruiting class, and this may work to bump them up a little bit. Green is the Wolverine's 27th commitment for this recruiting cycle, but six of those players enrolled early and are already taking classes and working out with the team in Ann Arbor.

Even though there should be around six running backs already on Michigan's roster for the 2013 season, Green may be able to get in the mix for some early playing time. Following the departure of Denard Robinson, the Michigan offense will lean much more heavily on running backs to carry the load rushing the ball.

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