Lost in the madness of the bowl announcements last Sunday was the news that Iowa wide receiver Amara Darboh committed to Michigan. Darboh took his official visit to Michigan for the Ohio State game, and after thinking things over for a week, he decided to accept the Wolverines' scholarship offer and join their 2012 football recruiting class.
Darboh is considered a four-star receiver by all but one of the major recruiting services. Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports give him four stars, whereas ESPN has him as a three-star recruit. He is ranked as the 31st best receiver in the nation by Rivals and the 208th best overall player. 24/7 Sports is even higher on him, as it has Darboh ranked 178th overall, 19th at his position and No. 1 in the state of Iowa.
In addition to Michigan, Darboh also has offers from Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, according to Rivals.
Although Drake Johnson became Michigan's 24th commit back in November, Darboh is technically the 23rd member of the 2012 class for the maize and blue. This is because Michigan stopped considering Pharaoh Brown a commit after he decided to visit Oregon last month, which broke Brady Hoke's policy of commitments not visiting other schools. Also, this week Anthony Standifer hit the open market. It's not clear if it was a mutual parting or if one side ended things, but his exit means Michigan has 23 commits right now for the 2012 class.
Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012
- OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
- OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., ***
- MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
- OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
- TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
- TE *** (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs.,
- OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
- MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
- DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
- DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
- CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
- S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
- DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
- OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
- S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
- OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
- S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
- OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
- FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
- DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
- DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., ****
- RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
- WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)