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2016 Center Jon Teske Commits to the Michigan Wolverines

After securing a commitment from a transfer earlier this week, Michigan strikes while it's hot on the recruiting trail and reels in 2016 big man Jon Teske out of Ohio. Teske, a true 7-footer, will add size and defense for the Wolverines once he makes his way to Ann Arbor.

Okay, sure, victories on the recruiting trail probably don't feel as good as Big Ten championships...
Okay, sure, victories on the recruiting trail probably don't feel as good as Big Ten championships...
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

If I were John Beilein, Michigan's recent run of good luck may have me feeling superstitious. After earning a pledge from Duncan Robinson on Wednesday, 7'0" Jon Teske also decided to play for the Michigan Wolverines the following day. After a brief though attentive courtship and a few unofficial visits Jon felt he had already seen enough to make the call. Ohio State and Michigan both offered Teske on June 15th and just under two months later the big man ended his recruitment.

The Medina, Ohio, center hadn't been monitored by Big Ten programs for long, especially before the offers, but it was clear that Beilein and the Wolverines were making Teske one of their top priorities. Upon committing, Jon Teske mentioned Michigan's presence at each of his AAU games this summer was a big factor in his decision to play for Michigan. And while he currently plays most of his high school basketball in Medina, Jon actually lived in Michigan for ten years and has plenty of family there.

The Buckeyes have plenty to look forward to in terms of their own incoming frontcourt players, but Michigan looks to have swooped in almost before Teske's recruitment really began in earnest. In Teske, Beilein will welcome a true 7-footer that will have had at least a bit of time to grow into his frame before joining the collegiate ranks. Teske is reportedly very strong around the basket, moves with fluidity, and can alter shots on the defensive end. If he's as strong a presence as the shorter Jordan Morgan was, Belein will be feeling quite lucky indeed.