There is an obvious advantage to recruiting a pair of twin brothers – college coaches only need to make one trip to talk to two different players. Apparently, that advantage worked in head coach Jim Harbaugh’s favor as the Michigan Wolverines have landed commitments from a pair of three-star defensive backs.
Gemon and German Green, twin brothers from DeSoto, Texas, both committed to the Wolverines on Thursday afternoon:
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“Without hesitation I would like to announce that I am fully committed to the prestigious University of Michigan,” Gemon wrote.
Both brothers rank among the top 1,000 overall players in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. Gemon is ranked significantly higher at 338th overall nationally while German is 964th overall. Both players are ranked in the top 90 at the cornerback position.
Each of the twins is also listed at 6-2 while weighing around 165 pounds. German is slightly heavier at 168 pounds.
In addition to Michigan, the brothers were both also considering Colorado and Houston. Furthermore, Gemon received offers from Oregon, TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma State while German was looking into Tennessee, Fresno State and Iowa. Many other schools were also in on each brother before Michigan landed both.
With the tandem of aforementioned commitments now in the books, Michigan has risen to No. 12 on the early 247Sports rankings list for top incoming classes for 2018. The Wolverines have yet to land a five-star prospect, however, but they do have four four-star recruits and three three-star recruits already committed for next year.