After going over a month without a commitment, Michigan football gets one in back-to-back days and here are three takeaways.
Both recruits were expected to pick the Wolverines, especially Martin, who has had crystal ball projections to Michigan football for some time.
Dunlap is a different story though. He started trending to Michigan around the last week or so. The Wolverines were in the mix with Oklahoma State and some others but pulled away in the end.
With Martin, the Wolverines are getting a four-star linebacker in the 247 composite rankings who is also 10th among inside linebackers. Dunlap sits as just a three-star recruit in the composite rankings, but is 374th overall. In the 247 specific rankings, he’s No. 222 and the 14th-best RB.
Some Michigan fans get really sensitive about three-star recruits, but Dunlap is one I expect to out play his ranking. He averaged nearly 10 yards a carry last season and caught 20 passes.
Texas never really showed any interest in him and neither did Oklahoma, another powerhouse in the region, so it’s not shocking that he chose Michigan over Oklahoma State.
As far as establishing a pipeline in Texas, I wouldn’t put much stock into that, not like Martin is a continuation of Don Brown’s incredible pipeline in the Northeast.
But both commitments are still a big deal and here’s three takeaways from the Wolverines big weekend.