Joe Milton Goes Blue
Orlando (Fla.) Olympia four-star dual-threat quarterback Joe Milton announced via Twitter that he has committed to Michigan.
Following a visit to Ann Arbor for Michigan's spring game, U-M jumped to the top of Milton's leaderboard and did not relinquish the spot. Then No. 6 dual-threat quarterback and No. 113 overall prospect nationally raved about his time at U-M when he returned home and it became clear that Michigan was in the driver's seat for him.
Along with Michigan, Milton held offers from Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, Missouri and Tennessee among others, but the Wolverines won out. It can be tough to pull talent out of the state of Florida but Harbaugh and Co. are starting to have real success in The Sunshine State. Passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton should get a lot of credit for reeling in Milton as the two have bonded extremely well.
After landing Brandon Peters in 2016 and Dylan McCaffrey in 2017, Jim Harbaugh is starting to stockpile talented quarterbacks with a lot of upside and Milton may be the best example of that. At 6-5, 210 pounds, Milton has a cannon for an arm but is still considered quite raw. As of right now, the Wolverine staff is set to host Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton three-star pro-style quarterback Tyler Shough on May 13 so it'll be interesting to see if that visit still takes place with Milton now in the fold. Before committing to UCLA, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman four-star dual-threat quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson said that the Michigan coaches planned to take two signal callers in the 2018 class so there may still be room for Shough depending on how things play out.