Calif. running back Avery Horn (5-10, 180, 4.5) from Hanford, in mid-California is a blazing running back with a 10.5 second 100 meter dash to his credit.
Horn had a huge junior season, rushing for over 1,800 yards and scoring 24 total touchdowns. He also set the school record for the longest kick off return for a touchdown at 99.5 yards.
And this Thursday he became Michigan's 13th commitment!
Horn told GoBlueWolverine, "I talked to Coach Carrr on Thursday morning, and I committed! I picked Michigan because it's a great school with a great football program."
Horn made a sudden preseason decision because, "I wanted to get my decision out of the way; I got tired of the pressure."
His decision is a bit of a surprise because he's never been on the Michigan campus. "Have I ever been to Michigan? Never. But I'm friends with Johnny Sears who is from (nearby) Fresno, and Coach Lee (Ron Lee, U-M's new DB coach who recruits mid-and-northern California) is from Tulare (also in mid-California). So I'll feel comfortable there."
Horn had several offers to choose from: "I was offered by Washington and Washington State, by Oregon and Oregon State, by Nebraska, and by Fresno State."
As far as a Michigan visit, he said, "It'll be hard to get to Ann Arbor during the season ... I'd like to, but I'll more likely just take an official visit after the season."
"I may go to some games this fall at the other schools, but my Michigan commitment is firm."
Horn told us, "I'm a running back, and speed is my game. I'll play some defense this year if my coach asks me, but I'll be a running back in college."
Horn's father Alvin and his uncle Andre both played football at UNLV. And he is a 3.0 GPA student.
Avery Horn Talks About His Commitment
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