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JUST IN: Michigan football lands new running back commitment

Michigan football has a new running back commit in the 2024 class.



Michigan football, Micah Kaapana
Nov 20, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; A detailed view of Michigan Wolverines defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (97) helmet during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Michigan football program added a new player to its 2024 recruiting class. This afternoon, three-star composite running back Micah Kaapana, a Las Vegas product, announced that he will be playing for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.

BOOM: Michigan football lands new running back commit

Micah Kaapana, a three-star composite running back hailing from Las Vegas, NV, is the newest addition to the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class, which now boasts 21 hard commits and counting. Reports suggest that the Wolverines effectively showcased themselves to the 5-foot-11, 195-pound RB prospect, over the past few weeks, leaving a lasting impact during his official visit to Ann Arbor last weekend.

This week, there was a notable increase in crystal ball predictions favoring Michigan football’s chances of securing Micah Kaapana. While the Wolverines have already received a commitment from running back Jordan Marshall from Ohio, adding Kaapana is yet another weapon for the Wolverines’ future offense, which should continue to extend Michigan’s national title window.

Despite concerns from some fans regarding Kaapana’s three-star rating, the coaching staff has expressed their enthusiasm for his skill set. Today’s new commitment is a reason for excitement in Ann Arbor as the Wolverines continue to dominate the recruiting scene over the summer.

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