According to Chris Balas at The Wolverine, Grand Ledge senior forward Jon Horford committed to Michigan today, joining Evan Smotrycz and Tim Hardaway, Jr. in John Beilein’s recruiting class of 2010. Rivals and Scout both consider Horford a three-star prospect, and ESPN ranks him as the #75 power forward in his class. He averaged 21 points and 13 rebounds per game in his senior season at Grand Ledge. Horford is listed at 6-9 and 185 pounds (although UMHoops found a more recent listed weight of 225, which would be nice), and has acknowledged that his top priority will be adding some bulk before he joins the Wolverines. Although Horford will not be expected to step in and contribute immediately, considering his size and raw potential, there will be plenty of opportunity for him to do so with the graduation of DeShawn Sims and Zack Gibson.
Horford’s commitment leaves Michigan with one big target remaining: Mount Pleasant shooting guard Trey Zeigler, Rivals’ #26 player in the country, who recently cut down his list to a final five of Michigan, MSU, UCLA, Arizona State, and Central Michigan, where his father is the head coach. Zeigler will be announcing his decision in April. If Michigan misses on Zeigler, they could potentially go after Detroit Denby forward Isaiah Sykes, a three-star who has cropped up on several schools’ radars with a stellar senior season (Denby is currently in the state semifinals) or hold on to the scholarship for the class of 2011.
Horford is a nice pickup at a position of dire need for the Wolverines. For more on his commitment, make sure to check out Dylan’s commitment post, which has analysis and video of Horford, as well as speculation as to how he’ll fit with the Wolverines and an updated scholarship breakdown.