Dylan McCaffrey, a 6-foot-5, 210 pound quarterback and junior at Valor Christian High School in Colorado, announced on Monday via his Twitter page that he has committed to the University of Michigan, and former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh.
The 17-year-old is also the younger brother of current Stanford star running back and 2015 Heisman Trophy runner-up, Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey is the No. 1 ranked pocket passer in his class, and is the highest-ranked quarterback Michigan has landed since their recruitment of then-No. 12 ranked Ryan Mallet in 2007. McCaffrey, whose other older brother, Max, is a receiver at Duke, said his decision to commit to Harbaugh was a simple one: "I never met anyone who had anything bad to say about Michigan," he told The Detroit News.
"It's a great fit," he said to the Denver Post. "(Harbaugh) is a great guy. He's definitely out there. Say whatever you want, but it's all in the best way and you have to say he's a football genius. I know he's a competitor, and I like to think I am."
McCaffrey tendered no offers from Stanford, both his parents alma mater, but did have offers on the table from LSU, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, and several others. Aside from his top-300 ESPN ranking, McCaffrey was ranked the No. 39 prospect overall for 2017 on the Scout 300.
If nothing else, Harbaugh is putting together quite the stable of talent — the Wolverines have already landed the 2016 No. 3 quarterback, Brandon Peters, along with the No. 1 overall prospect, Rashan Gary. All of Harbaugh's recruiting genius helped Michigan collect the No. 5 recruiting class for 2016.