ANN ARBOR, Mich. — On Wednesday, Michigan football got something of a steal as its early signing day started drawing to a close. With most of the class signed, one big target, who had come seemingly from out of nowhere the week beforehand, announced for the Wolverines and signed shortly after, cementing his future wearing a winged helmet.
Getting Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy four-star defensive lineman Derrick Moore in the fold was huge, not just because Ethan Burke flipped to Texas while Kevonte Henry postponed signing, but because of the accolades he brings.
According to ESPN, Moore is the No. 23 player in the country, regardless of position, and is the third-best defensive end, nationally. He’s listed at 6-foot-4, 250-pounds, and the scouting reports indicate he could either be an edge rusher or bulk up and play on the defensive interior.
One person knows he’s going to come to Ann Arbor and crush it, and that’s his former high school teammate, Blake Corum.
On Thursday, Corum shared what Moore will bring to the team when he arrives and why he’s excited that he’s now a Wolverine.
“What can I say? It’s one of the best high schools in the nation,” Corum said. “I can’t wait for Derrick to get here. He’s a hard worker, he’s definitely a tremendous addition to this team. I can’t wait to bring him here and get to work. He’s gonna work – that’s what those St. Frances boys do! We work, there’s some ballers out there. I can’t wait to have him here.”
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Once Moore arrives, that will be three St. Frances Academy players suiting up in the maize and blue, between him, Corum, and linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green.
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