Michigan added a headlining new defensive player to its 2023 recruiting class as four-star linebacker Raylen Wilson chose the Wolverines live on CBS Sports HQ. Wilson picked Michigan over Georgia and several other scholarship offers.
“They have a 94% graduation rate and one of the best business schools,” Wilson said of his commitment to the Wolverines. “My relationship with the whole staff is top tier, so it can’t get better than that.”
Listed at 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, the junior linebacker has the physical tools to be a difference-maker once he graduates high school in 2023. Wilson ranks as the No. 74 overall player in the class of 2023, including the No. 6 overall linebacker. The Top247 rankings are even higher on Wilson’s potential, rating him the No. 4 linebacker in the nation.
Wilson immediately becomes a headlining addition for Michigan’s 2023 Class as the Wolverines enter their first College Football Playoff. As a top-100 player of the class, his addition pushes Michigan into the top 10 of the team rankings. And it doesn’t seem like Michigan will be done with Wilson in the fold. The blue-chip defender says he plans to help recruit other top-tier players to Ann Arbor. “I’m going to do a little recruiting myself. Get people up there with me,” he said.
The son of former NFL wide receiver Robert Wilson, Raylen posted 139 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and five sacks in a breakout sophomore season for Lincoln.