Posted by Bryan Fischer
Michigan continues to move quickly in securing commitments in the class of 2013, grabbing a verbal from Columbus (Ohio) wide receiver Jaron Dukes late Wednesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder was flying a bit under the radar and only held major offers from Illinois and Toledo. Dukes visited Ann Arbor to see the school about two weeks ago and it appeared only to be a matter of time before he would ultimately commit.
“It went great,” Dukes told Scout about the visit. “I saw everything… the facilities, academic programs… just everything! It was everything I expected it to be plus more. I thought the town was going to be very small, but it’s not that small. I liked it… I liked it a lot!”
Dukes becomes the 12th commitment for the Wolverines in next year's class, eight of whom pledged this past weekend, and first wide receiver. He caught 36 passes for 663 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a junior.