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We interrupt the reading of tea leaves and the burning of entrails over the scraps of information leaking out of the submarine for an actual news update: Belleville Defensive End Tyrece Woods committed to Michigan last night.
— Tyrece Woods (@espnrece) August 13, 2018
In the short term, Woods will cause strife between the star-gazers and the numbers guys. A three-star, Woods is currently the 46th-ranked prospect... in the state of Michigan (#1866 overall). Michigan was also his first and only Power 5 offer. However, his measurables suggest he might have slightly more upside than that.
New #Michigan DL commit Tyrece Woods ran 4.65 twice in camp for the #Wolverines staff with a 4.2 shuttle, benches 225 26 times and is a 500-pound squatter. Talks "Special" opportunity to commit and play for the Maize and Blue: https://t.co/drerqH5SnR @TremendousUM @SamWebb77
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) August 13, 2018
It is worth noting however, that when both Greg Mattison and Don Brown approve of a defensive lineman, it is generally wise to adjust your opinions accordingly.
Woods is the 20th commit in the class, and the 4th defensive end. However, early indications are that Michigan might be planning to feed him many sandwiches and move him inside to three-tech, making him the second interior lineman in the class (joining Mazi Smith). His Belleville teammate Andre Seldon is committed in the 2020 class.
Informative update to follow.