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March 26, 2010

Horford commits to Michigan

Michigan head coach John Beilein picked up his third commitment from the class of 2010 today when Grand Ledge (Mich.) big man Jon Horford pledged to him in Ann Arbor. Horford made one last trip to Ann Arbor with his family, heard what he wanted to hear from Beilein and wasted little time, committing two days after his visit.

Horford confirmed he chose the Wolverines over Providence and Cal after averaging 21 points and 13 rebounds per game this year.

Michigan offered Horford just before Grand Ledge started state tournament play, with the expectation that he'd take it or leave it when he visited the coaches face to face. It took a number of weeks, probably due in part to Beilein's busy recruiting schedule, but finally ended well March 26.

At 6-9, Horford, a Rivals.com three-star prospect nationally, was dominant on the defensive end and a workhorse on both ends. He does most of his scoring in the paint, boasting good footwork and great hands and very good passing ability from the post. He's not a shooter but continues to work on stepping out and can knock shots down.

Horford joins Miami Palmetto shooting guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. (6-5, ESPN.com No. 98 nationally) and New Hampton (N.H.) forward Evan Smotrycz (6-9, Rivals.com No. 52 nationally) in Michigan's class of 2010 haul.

Watch TheWolverine.com for more on Horford in the hours and days to come ...

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