Tally one more recruiting win for Jim Harbaugh.
The Michigan coach’s intense efforts in the Southeast paid off once again Thursday night when he and the Wolverines secured another commitment from out of the SEC’s backyard, this one from three-star tight end Nick Eubanks. Eubanks announced his commitment via Twitter, knocking SEC schools Alabama and Florida out of contention for his services.
Eubanks — who took his official visit to Ann Arbor, Mich. Wednesday — visited Alabama on Jan. 15 and was scheduled to visit Florida this weekend. Counting early enrollees, the American Heritage High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) product is the 10th pledge Michigan has received from a 2016 prospect who lives in an SEC state.
Eubanks is the nation’s No. 15-ranked tight end and is the No. 50 player in the state of Florida. Eubanks joins Florida State cornerback Tavarus McFadden and Georgia skill players Sony Michel and Isaiah McKenzie as American Heritage High School alums on scholarship at Power Five institutions.
In all, Eubanks had offers from nine SEC schools, including Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss.
Eubanks is the second tight end committed to Michigan for the class of 2016. Earlier in this year’s recruiting cycle, UGA beat out the Wolverines for five-star tight end Isaac Nauta’s commitment.
All recruiting rankings come from the 247Sports composite.