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Michigan Football Recruiting: Joe Bolden Commits

The Michigan football team picked up a commitment from Ohio linebacker Joe Bolden on Friday. Bolden is from Cincinnati, which is also the hometown of Michigan commits Caleb Stacey and A.J. Williams.

Bolden is the third linebacker to commit to be a part of Michigan's 2012 recruiting class. Like both Kaleb Ringer and Royce Jenkins-Stone, Bolden is a four-star LB on Scout. He hasn't been rated yet by Rivals and ESPN, but ESPN does have him on their ESPNU 150 watch list.

Bolden's offer list is extensive. In addition to Michigan, the following schools have offered him, according to Rivals: Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), North Carolina, NC State, Northwestern, Penn State, South Florida, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Michigan Football Recruiting Class Of 2012

  1. OT Ben Braden (Rockford, MI) - 6'6", 285 lbs., NR
  2. OG Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'4", 275 lbs., NR
  3. MLB Kaleb Ringer (Clayton, OH) - 6'0", 219 lbs., NR
  4. OLB Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, MI) - 6'2", 215 lbs., NR
  5. TE Devin Funchess (Farmington Hills, MI) - 6'5", 205 lbs., NR
  6. TE A.J. Williams (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'6", 260 lbs., NR
  7. OLB Joe Bolden (Cincinnati, OH) - 6'2", 225 lbs., NR

(Height, weight and stars from