4-star DE Deron Irving-Bey commits to Michigan football over MSU

Wolverines have commitments from top 6 players in state of Michigan


Jim Harbaugh continued his dominance in the state of Michigan Monday, landing four-star defensive end Deron Irving-Bey over Michigan State and others.

Irving-Bey is the No. 5 high school player in the state of Michigan, according to 247 Sports. He played at Southwestern Commencement Academy in Flint.

With Irving-Bey's commitment, Michigan has landed each of the top six players in the state of Michigan: Donovan Peoples-Jones, Ambry Thomas, Josh Ross, Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Corey Malone-Hatcher and Irving-Bey.

The Wolverines are up to 24 commits in the 2017 class, including six defensive ends: Kwity Paye, James Hudson, Donovan Jeter, Luiji Vilain, Malone-Hatcher and Irving-Bey.

Irving-Bey is the No. 9 strong-side defensive end and the No. 270 high school player in the country, according to 247 Sports. He had scholarship offers from 17 schools, including Purdue, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan State from the Big Ten.

Harbaugh is well on his way to another big recruiting week after landing a pair of elite wide receivers last week. Four-star Tarik Black committed to Michigan on Wednesday and the No. 1 player in Michigan, Cass Tech's Donovan Peoples-Jones, chose the Wolverines the next day.

Irving-Bey is the second player to commit Monday to the Wolverines, as the country's No. 1 center, Cesar Ruiz, committed to Michigan earlier in the day.

Michigan owns the No. 4 recruiting class in the country behind Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia.