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Michigan Football Recruiting: Willie Henry Commits

Michigan's dry spell in recruiting has come to an end. After finishing in second place for four different recruits over the course of the last week, Michigan has snapped its streak of bad luck by nabbing a commitment from Cleveland defensive tackle Willie Henry, according to Sam Webb.

Henry is a three-star recruit from Glenville High School. He is the second player from Glenville in as many years to commit to Michigan. Last year on signing day, Frank Clark became Michigan's first commit from Glenville in nearly 10 years.

Henry joins Michigan's recruiting class just days after picking up an offer. In that sense, he is an under-the-radar type of prospect. While his offer list does include schools like Illinois, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and several teams from the MAC, his offer from Michigan didn't come in until recently.

Michigan now has 24 commits in its 2012 recruiting class. As noted by Scott Bell, Henry is the first defensive player to commit to Michigan since Ondre Pipkins committed back in August. Overall, Michigan now has 14 defensive commits for 2012.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., ***
  2. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., ***
  3. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., ****
  4. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., ***
  5. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., ***
  6. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., ****
  7. MLB James Ross (Orchard Lake, MI) - 6'0", 209 lbs., ****
  8. DE Mario Ojemudia (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'3", 215 lbs., ***
  9. DT Matt Godin (Novi, MI) - 6'5", 253 lbs., ***
  10. CB Terry Richardson (Detroit, MI) - 5'9", 160 lbs., ****
  11. S Allen Gant (Sylvania, OH) - 6'2", 210 lbs., ***
  12. DE Tom Strobel (Mentor, OH) - 6'6", 245 lbs., ****
  13. OT Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, CA) - 6'6", 275 lbs., ****
  14. S Jeremy Clark (Madisonville, KY) - 6'4", 205 lbs., ***
  15. OT Blake Bars (Nashville, TN) - 6'5", 275 lbs., ****
  16. S Jarrod Wilson (Akron, OH) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  17. OT Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, OH) - 6'5", 302 lbs., *****
  18. FB Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, UT) - 6'0", 211 lbs., ***
  19. DE Chris Wormley (Toledo, OH) - 6'4", 255 lbs., ***
  20. DT Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, MO) - 6'3", 325 lbs., *****
  21. RB Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, MI) - 6'1", 200 lbs., ***
  22. WR Amara Darboh (West Des Moines, IA) - 6'2", 190 lbs., ****
  23. WR Jehu Chesson (St. Louis, MO) - 6'3", 182 lbs., ***
  24. DT Willie Henry (Cleveland, OH) - 6'2", 270 lbs., ***

(Height, weight and stars from Rivals.com)

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