Michigan has secured its quarterback for the 2017 recruiting class and, in typical U-M fashion as of late, made a major splash in the process. 2017 four-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (Highlands Ranch, CO) tweeted on Monday night that he has committed to Michigan.
McCaffrey is ranked as one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 class and number one from his home state of Colorado. Visiting U-M during a game last season, McCaffrey spoke about Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and the job he has done during his short tenure in Ann Arbor.
"Coach Harbaugh has done such a great job over there and watching him was kind of incredible,” McCaffrey told The Michigan Insider after a unofficial visit last season. “Everyone likes him and he has kind of turned that program around. With the past couple years, I think they deserve all the success that they have had this year. I love the way they coach and work to get the best out of the players they have.”
Coming from a long line of athletes in the family, McCaffrey is the son of former NFL wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey. His brother, Christian, is an electric playmaker and Heisman runner-up for Stanford. He also has a brother that currently plays for Duke as well.
On top of the many visits to campus, McCaffrey also grew up former U-M and current New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady as well.
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