June 15th is the first day of the year that John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines extend scholarship offers to rising juniors. And that day came up pretty big for Beilein and his staff in 2017, as the Wolverines picked up a commitment from 2019 prospect Taylor Currie.
I'm excited to announce that I've committed to play at The University of Michigan! Thanks to God, My Family, and Coach Beilein! Go Blue 〽️〽️ pic.twitter.com/7u6cvCK07H— Taylor Currie (@_swaggyt33) June 15, 2017
Currie plays for Clarkston High School and is rated as a three-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class by 247Sports. He also comes in at No. 149 nationally and is Michigan’s first commitment in its 2019 recruiting class.
Along with Currie’s offer from Michigan, he was also receiving attention from Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, and Wisconsin among others. He figures to be one of the more highly sought after midwestern forwards in the area and he represents a key pickup for the Wolverines.
With Currie’s commitment, Michigan now projects to have three more available scholarships for its 2019 recruiting class. Of course, this could change considerably given the NBA potential of players like Charles Matthews and Moritz Wagner. Additionally, the Wolverines may look to expand the team’s pursuits in 2018 given potential future departures.
It’s still hard to tell how Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class will look, considering that it won’t arrive on campus for more than two years. However, Currie is a great start and should help to put John Beilein and the Wolverines on the right track heading into the future.