Earlier this week, the Michigan Wolverines got some exiting news as the program learned that elite 2020 prospect Hunter Dickinson would be committing to the program. This is the second real commitment for head coach Juwan Howard after being hired. Fans are, obviously, thrilled at the news.
I will be committing to... pic.twitter.com/31zz80lCbg— Hunter Dickinson (@H_Dickinson24) December 20, 2019
Dickinson is listed at 7-foot-2 and 255 pounds. He comes out of Hyattsville, Maryland and is rated as the second-best player in the state and the sixth ranked center in the 2020 recruiting class, per the 247Sports Composite. Other schools that were seriously vying for Dickinson’s commitment include Duke, Florida State, Louisville, and Notre Dame.
This commitment is a big one for the Wolverines for a variety of reasons. To start, Dickinson is a really talented player in his own right. He’s a top 40 prospect that has the ability to contribute immediately in Ann Arbor. But more importantly, he keeps Howard’s momentum rolling on the recruiting trial. Howard’s tenure was always going to come down to how he recruited and this is another encouraging sign in that right.
Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class is now ranked sixth nationally and as the top group in the Big Ten per 247Sports. The class features three commitments with all ranked in the top 65 nationally. Top 15 prospect Isaiah Todd remains the centerpiece.
How Dickinson will perform in Ann Arbor is unknown, but Howard and fans have to be excited about what’s to come.