Michigan Football: 3 thoughts on commitment of Mason Graham

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Michigan football finally ended its commitment drought as the Wolverines flipped 2022 defensive tackle Mason Graham from Boise State. 

For the first time since July, Michigan football landed a verbal commitment in the 2022 recruiting class and it came in the form of a flip.

The Wolverines didn’t have any defensive tackles committed in the 2022 class but that changed on Thursday as Mason Graham, a recent visitor, and Boise State pledge, flipped his verbal commitment to the Wolverines following his visit last weekend.

Graham is out of Anaheim, California and Courtney Morgan identified him and offered him back when he was at Fresno State. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive lineman is the No. 833 overall prospect in the 2022 class and a three-star recruit.

Here’s what 247 sports wrote about Michigan football’s 16th commitment in 2022:

"“He’s a tough, physical kid and is off to a great start this season with seven sacks in just three games despite battling constant double teams. We love his wrestling background and he’s one of the state’s top heavyweight and qualified for state as a junior.  Graham is a big kid who moves well for a player his size and his game should take a big jump in college when he can focus solely on playing just one side of the ball.”"

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Graham is likely the first of a few dominos on the defensive line. He’s not necessarily a nose tackle but he will be able to start in one of Michigan’s three starting spots — most likely as a five-technique.

When it comes to measurements, Graham is the ideal size to play the role that Kris Jenkins did on Saturday against Washington, plus, he’s flashing as a pass rusher with seven sacks in the first three games of his high school season.

I know the old refrain from some Michigan football fans will be about Graham being a three-star. But he’s going to move up and if the Wolverines are able to land some other pieces on the D-line such as Kenneth Grant and Deone Walker, it would be a great haul.