Michigan lands Wilson

Michigan adds the third member in their class as the Big Ten school struck on the West Coast again.

The Michigan Wolverines are making their presence felt on the West Coast. First they pulled in the commitment of four-star wing Kameron Chatman out of Portland, and on Sunday Sacramento (Cal.) Capital Christian forward D.J. Wilson picked the Big Ten school.

A 6-foot-8 and 200 pound skilled forward, Wilson is someone who is viewed as a major sleeper on the West Coast who could really explode in the coming years. The class of 2014 prospect needs to continue to get stronger, but his athleticism and skill are impressive.

"Ultimately D.J. felt really comfortable with Coach (John) Beilein and his staff," said AAU coach LeRohn Dodson. "They have done a great job of making him a priority since July. Nobody recruited him any harder than they did."

Dodson continued, "They came to Sacramento every week. Couple that with the fact they played for a national championship and play in arguably the toughest conference in college basketball and are on TV more than any other school was very appealing."

Beyond the exposure offered by Michigan and the conference, Dodson says that Wilson also really likes the plan that Beilein and his staff have in place for him.

"They have a plan on how they are going to develop him physically and use him in their system," said Dodson. "He's really excited about playing there.

Along with the Wolverines, Wilson had visits to Gonzaga and Colombia with offers also coming in from California, Colorado, Boise State, Nevada, and USC. However the Wolverines were seen as the leader for some time, and upon coming on campus for an official visit he picked up an offer and subsequently committed to the school.

Wilson now gives the Wolverines a high upside stretch power forward who will be asked to come in and potentially replace Glenn Robinson III. This is the third commitment for the Wolverines in the class joining Chatman and three-star center Ricky Doyle.

Michigan has one scholarship seemingly available for the class and they are focused on a guard. Devin Booker, who visited this weekend as well, and James Blackmon would be the two remaining targets the Wolverines are focused on.

Brian Snow and Josh Gershon contributed to this report


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