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Michigan Football Recruiting: Leilon Willingham Picks UCF

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The Michigan football recruiting class for 2011 appears to be finalized. 20 recruits signed with Michigan on national signing day, and the hope for the Wolverines was to add one more today. Leilon Willingham, a linebacker from Colorado, did announce his decision this morning, but he picked the University of Central Florida, meaning Michigan appears to be locked in at 20 signees barring any surprises that come completely out of left field.

Willingham opted to sign with UCF over Michigan, Colorado, Arizona State and Washington. He visited Michigan two weekends ago and the Wolverines immediately were vaulted into the top part of his list of finalists. After taking some time to make a decision, however, he decided to head to Orlando to play for Central Florida, passing on the Wolverines and his home-state Buffaloes.

Willingham is a four-star recruit on Rivals and a three-star recruit on Scout and ESPN. He has offers from all of the schools in his top five (mentioned above), as well as Boise State, Kansas State, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas A&M and Utah, among others.

With Willingham off the board, it appears that Michigan can officially start looking ahead to the 2012 recruiting year.