- Erin Fitzgerald
From IMG Academy to College, Football Teammates Give Verbal Commitment to Michigan
Earlier this week, IMG Academy offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz verbally committed to the University of Michigan via a Bleacher Report video posted to Twitter. He is set to enroll early this January, and will officially sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day in February. The four-star center, originally from Camden, New Jersey, is the 2017 #1 ranked center, #58 ranked player overall in the nation, and ranked #11 overall in the state of Florida. With his experience at center, and the possibility of Michigan center Mason Cole ending his college career early to enter the NFL Draft, Ruiz has a good chance at making an immediate impact as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
Tonight, Jordan Anthony announced that he will be joining his IMG Academy teammate at the University of Michigan. The four-star outside linebacker from Olney, MD is the sixth-ranked OLB in the nation and #21 overall in the state of Florida. As a former running back, Anthony comes with loads of speed and strength. IMG Academy Head Football Coach, Kevin Wright, said of Anthony, “I hate to use superlatives like Marshawn Lynch, but he's a guy that would probably rather run over you than run around you.”