2018 Springfield (Ohio) defensive end/tight end Leonard Taylor pledged to Michigan Friday night.

The Wolverines continued their big recruiting week by landing another commitment, this time from the Buckeye State. Springfield (Ohio) sophomore defensive end/tight end Leonard Taylor pledged to Michigan shortly after the spring game.

Michigan hosted dozens of visitors for their annual spring game Friday night including 2018 Springfield (Ohio) defensive end/tight end Leonard Taylor. It was only the talented youngster's second time in Ann Arbor, but that was all that was necessary to convince him to pledge to the Maize and Blue.

“I feel that Michigan is the perfect fit for me,” Taylor told The Michigan Insider. “I like Jim Harbaugh’s offense and defense. His offense fits me. I like his defense and that fits me. It is also not far away from home and the football program is going to be good in the next couple of years, so I’m going to be good about a good organization. They have a real good academic program, which I want to major in business and sports management. They have some of the best academics in the nation. Loved the game and the teammates were real good teammates. They worked together and there was no fighting. I loved the game, it was really good.”

“I talked to Coach (Jim) Harbaugh. He was ecstatic when I told him and loved it. He was really glad that I committed here. Loved the game and the teammates were real good teammates. They worked together and there was no fighting. I loved the game, it was really good.


The Buckye State star prospect becomes the second member of the Wolverines 2018 recruiting class joining his close friend and teammate in linebacker Antwuan Johnson. Something he’s very excited about.

“It’s great that we will get to play together,” said Taylor. “That is my brother right there and I love him and I’m glad I can play with him for the next four years in college.”

At the moment his primary position at Michigan isn’t set, but no matter what position he plays he knows he will get the job done.

Said Taylor, “I’m a good player, good leader, and I'll help my teammates out and make big plays when the time comes and is needed.”

The beginning of his Wolverine career is still two years away, but he has already started envisioning the overwhelming success he plans to help lead his future team to.

“It feels really great becoming a Wolverine and I am feeling all the love from the Michigan people,” said Taylor. “I love it. When I come up, we are going to get a national championship ring, Big Ten championship ring, and maybe a couple more.”


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