The Wolverines added the eighth commitment of the 2017 class and second pledge on Monday with safety J'Marick Woods.

The Wolverines added their eighth commitment of their class and second pledge on Monday with the pick-up of Florence (Ala.) 2017 four-star safety J’Marick Woods. He talks about his commitment to Michigan, his recruiting plans to lure other top talent and more.

2017 Florence (Ala.) four-star safety J’Marick Woods made several trips up to Ann Arbor throughout his recruiting process.

This past weekend, Woods once again made it in to check out the Wolverines. On the trip the 2017 standout left knowing he wanted to be a part of what Jim Harbaugh is building and gave his verbal commitment.

“Michigan is the best fit for my goals,” Woods told The Michigan Insider. “My family, coaches and teammates support me 100-percent. I want to be a part of something big. Michigan is that something big."

"I knew on my visit up there. The coaches were excited with high fives, hugs and all. It feels great to know you're a part of something special.”

During his visit to Ann Arbor, the 6-foot-4, 196-pound versatile defender also connected with another top Wolverine target in Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech junior safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell, a bond getting stronger by the day.


“When I met Jaylen we just became cool at that moment,” said Woods. “I would love to play with him. I want to play with him, so I’m going to be on him.”

Woods also Spoke with Michigan’s prized incoming freshman, defensive tackle Rashan Gary. Gary assured Woods he would have his back on the field.

“He told me he’s going to get after the quarterback and I worry about the pick,” said Woods. “I told him that sounds like a plan to me.”

Scout’s No. 278 overall rated prospect is now the fourth Scout 300 commit in Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class, but he’s looking to further build this class from his home state.

“The state of Alabama, I’m going to recruit,” said Woods. “I have a list (of guys to recruit).”

So what should Wolverine fans expect from the newest member of this class when he arrives in Ann Arbor? A very dynamic player.

“I’m versatile,” said Woods. “I can play in the box, middle of the field and make plays.”


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