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Michigan football recruiting: Wolverines land 2025 linebacker from Georgia

This weekend, the Wolverines got a head start on their 2025 recruiting class with a Georgia linebacker.



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On Saturday afternoon, Michigan football got a head start on its 2025 recruiting class. The newest Wolverine is 2025 linebacker Mantrez Walker from Buford Georgia.

Mantrez Walker turns Blue

Mantrez Walker is a 5-11, 215-pound linebacker out of Buford High School in Buford, Georgia. Walker is unranked according to 247 Sports, though this is likely because the 2025 class is still so young. Walker is the Wolverines’ second 2025 commit, and is also a track and field standout.

Walker chose Michigan football over an extensive list of schools. Most notably, the Wolverines beat Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Walker is a great addition to the 2025 class, and could be the next great linebacker to wear the Winged Helmet. This is what Walker had to say per 247 Sports:

“I’ve always wanted to play for Michigan,” Walker told The Michigan Insider. “I feel as though I can create a legacy at Michigan. I feel that I can fit into Michigan’s defense perfectly with Coach Minter’s vision. I want to be a part of a family oriented culture with a rich winning tradition.”

Michigan football assembling strong 2025 class

Walker and four-star corner Chris Ewald are Michigan’s only two 2025 commits. It may not be the most pressing recruiting cycle, but Walker is a massive addition nonetheless. Despite an average class in 2023, the 2024 and 2025 classes are starting to come together for Jim Harbaugh and his staff.

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