The Michigan basketball program picked up two verbal commitments last Wednesday. Shortly after 2 p.m. Austin Hatch confirmed the news of his commitment, and not too long after that Mark Donnal did the same. Both received offers from John Beilein earlier in the day and did not wait long to commit.
Hatch is a 6-foot-6 forward from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is rated as a three-star recruit on Rivals. Scout has not yet evaluated him, and ESPN grades him as an 86 and a two-star recruit.
Donnal is a power forward from Whitehouse, Ohio. He is 6-foot-9 and has three stars on Rivals as well. Like Hatch, Scout hasn't rated Donnal yet. ESPN already has, however, and it gave Donnal three stars and a grade of 91.
Hatch and Donnal are the first two commitments of Michigan's 2013 basketball recruiting class.
Michigan Basketball Recruiting Class Of 2013
- SF Austin Hatch (Fort Wayne, IN) - 6'6", 214 lbs., ***
- PF Mark Donnal (Whitehouse, OH) - 6'9", 200 lbs., ***
(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)