Derrick Green said Michigan's academics, tradition and depth chart moved it to the top of his depth chart.
In his recruiting mailbag, Tom VanHaaren writes that fans should be very excited about Derrick Green but not lose sight of other RB commits Deveon Smith and Wyatt Shallman.
Deveon Smith has been largely overlooked, but he says he's ready to come in and compete at running back, a position of need for Michigan.
Recruiting writer Dave Hooker joins Tom VanHaaren and Chantel Jennings to talk about some critical recruiting issues for Michigan, including whether it can land ESPN 150 RB Derrick Green.
Brady Hoke and his staff have yet to land a marquee RB or WR in their short time at Michigan, but they have had success at those spots at other stops.
Junior JB Butler paves the way for senior RB Ty Isaac, one of the nation's top prospects. The lineman is starting to garner major interest of his own.
Damien Harris, a 2015 RB prospect in Kentucky, already has a Michigan offer and will visit Ann Arbor for the Michigan State game.
Michigan's running backs are off to a slow start in 2012, which brings to mind recruiting at that position for next season and beyond.
Michigan's 2014 RB targets.
Wyatt Shallman had schools mention tight end or H-back. He wasn't interested. When Michigan told him it wanted him as a running back, he was sold.
Ty Isaac has the size, speed and running ability to be a game-changer at the next level.
2012 Michigan RB commit Drake Johnson is an Ann Arbor native who plans on going full bore when he arrives on campus.
2012 RB commit Drake Johnson runs for Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, but he attends the Ann Arbor alternative high school where he says he feels comfortable.
The Wolverines picked up a surprise commitment Tuesday from local RB prospect Drake Johnson.
Michigan's current roster of running backs doesn't exactly fit the bill for the preferred style of Brady Hoke and Al Borges, but they have had their moments this season.
Joliet (Ill.) Catholic RB Ty Isacc is one of only two 2013 RBs who has an offer from Michigan.