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Chicago (IL) Marist 2022 four-star linebacker Jimmy Rolder committed to Michigan late Tuesday night and gave the staff a huge commitment to the position they wanted to strengthen to complete the cycle. Rolder committed to Wolverines across the state of Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and LSU, among others. His first reported bid didn’t arrive until September, as he is a classic late-rising cycle that was underestimated last year due to the COVID-19 situation.

Rolder visited Michigan in October with his family, and his father in particular came away really impressed.

“It was a fantastic experience,” his father told The Michigan Insider Brice Marich when he arrived from the visit. “It’s three or three and a half hours from our home. We got up there and met Jim Harbaugh, Coach Mike Macdonald and coach George Helow before the game and after the game, which was pretty special. They took us on a nice campus tour, saw the facilities and some of Jimmy’s friends go to school there, so we got to go with them and got a win at Northwestern, which was just awesome. I think Jimmy was impressed with all the things he was looking for when he met with the coaching staff and players. The facilities are top notch. He really likes the way they play defense, and we got a chance to watch the Michigan movie with coach Macdonald and coach Helow, and he loved it. He walks around schools and this all happened in a rage. He just got a new offer from Wisconsin, so his head is spinning right now. “

247Sports National analyst Allen Trieu compares Rolder to Minnesota Vikings supporter Alex Singleton:

Physically, he’s big enough to play his ball style at the Power Five level. A big batsman who plays aggressively and shows an explosion on his forges. A D1 baseball potential person with 6.92 60 down, which is a very good time for his size. Use it to get to the ball carrier on the football field and get to the edges to play games. I haven’t seen him that much, but there seems to be an athletic ability to do so. Has played some defensive head, but is reflected in a real MIKE that can rush to the pitcher in passing situations.

Rolder ranks 35th in the country in the linebacker position according to the 247Sports Composite rating.

Michigan’s 2022 cycle still seems to be starting steadily five-star in-state cornerback Will Johnson committed early along with a four-star defender Kody Jones, four-star receiver Tyler Morris and three-star tight head Marlin Klein among others. Strong June gave them commitments from a four-star quarterback Jayden Denegal, offensive lineman Alessandro Lorenzetti and edge Kevonte Henry. In July, they added a verbal four stars Colston Loveland out of Idaho. They’ve since added top spots in defensive play for Kenneth Grant and rising defensive lineman Mason Graham, and they’re still 247Sports Crystal Ball favorites for many prospects.

One area that Wolverines continues to shine on is ratings. In 2022, they have been among them the first offers to the best potential customers in the country. Michigan hopes to continue this development and build it with a new recruitment director Courtney Morgan, who replaces the departed Matt Dudek. Many in the coaching community see Morgan as a huge addition to Wolverines.

Morgan recently spoke exclusively with TMI and outlined his views for the recruitment of Wolverines.

“I think our philosophy is first, always take care of the footprint,” Morgan told The Michigan Insider. “Always make sure we’ve checked every guy in the footprint to see if he’s good enough to play Michigan. From there, it’s always keeping an eye on national recruits. Now, if a guy in a footprint is as good as a man nationally, take a guy in the footsteps. there will be more great national players than there are in the footsteps.And all the guys in the footsteps we’re fighting against the state of Ohio.But historically Michigan has always been a national recruiting team.I think our biggest thing is what we’re trying to do and what I’ve really accomplished and which Coach Harbaugh believes is to get as much information about children as possible.

“Many schools offer 400 children, 300 children… how can you really know who that child is? For us, it’s really digging and figuring out who the kid is, what his football character is, and what his makeup is? And then also, if we’re going to recruit from outside the footprint, what’s our connection? Do we have contact with the child? And try to combine the score. And traditionally it’s something I’m very good at … I try to connect the dots. And then the rule is that if a child has an (outside) footprint, he or she must get to campus at least twice before high school. Because if you think you’re signing up for a child’s official visit, you’re not. So we need to get those guys on campus at least twice.

For a complete list of Michigan’s 2022 Oral Offer Sheet, click HERE

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