#BangBang. The coaching staff has flipped their second recruit of the day, as 2015 CB Keith Washington has flipped his commitment from Cal to Michigan. Keith, who committed to Cal on January 25th, made his announcement in front of family and friends, this morning at Prattville High.
Stats and Rankings:
High School: Prattville (Prattville, AL)
24/7 Rating: 3 stars, #118 ATH
ESPN Rating: 3 stars, #117 ATH
Rivals Rating: 3 stars, #26 ATH
Scout Rating: 3 stars, #147 CB
Other Offers: Cal, Louisville, Indiana, North Carolina, Duke, TCU
Since Keith played quarterback for his Prattville High School team, it’s hard to gauge exactly what type of cornerback Keith will be. Watching his highlight film, it’s easy to see that Keith is extremely quick and agile. He’s a natural playmaker and can line up in a variety of positions. Good size already at 6’2, but will have to add on additional body mass once he arrives in Ann Arbor. Has good straight line speed, and will be able to match any receiver with his speed. Once arriving at college, Keith will have to work on his technique, as he is very raw at this point in his career. Good field awareness, and has the ability to jump up and take away the jump ball from the receiver. Breaks to the ball carrier with good speed, but needs to work on his tackling. Doesn’t get off blocks as fast as you would like, but with reps Keith will learn the proper techniques to shedding. Can change direction very quickly and attack the ball carrier. All in all, I think Keith could be a factor in Michigan’s defensive backfield in a couple years.
A week ago, I would have said there was no chance that Keith was a part of Michigan’s recruiting class. The fact that he hadn't visited Ann Arbor once during his recruitment and that he declined to take an official visit after his offer, made me think that Michigan had little to no shot at landing him.
With Michigan already having good depth at the Cornerback position, I would say a redshirt is highly likely for Keith. Keith becomes the fourth recruit that the Wolverine coaching staff has flipped in less than a month.
Keith becomes the 12th member of Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class joining; RB Karan Higdon, QB Zach Gentry, QB Alex Malzone, ATH Brian Cole, OL Jon Runyan Jr., OL Nolan Ulizio, DE Reuben Jones, DB Tyree Kinnel, OL Grant Newsome, WR Grant Perry, and K Andrew David.