Michigan basketball's recruiting class rocketed up from No. 9 to No. 3 overall in the 2022 rankings thanks to a commitment on Wednesday from four-star recruit Jett Howard, the son of Michigan coach Juwan Howard, who picked the Wolverines over offers from a finalist list that also included LSU and Georgetown. Howard made the announcement on Instagram Live.
Jett is a top-50 national prospect who becomes the fourth four-star commitment for Michigan in its star-studded 2022 class and the highest-rated of the quartet. A 6-foot-7 forward, he was long considered a Michigan lock thanks to his familial connection. The commitment will unite him with his father in Ann Arbor as well as his brother, Jace Howard, who is a sophomore on the team.
Landing Howard gives Michigan a near-certain chance of locking up yet another top-20 recruiting class under Howard's watch, which would extend a streak of three recruiting cycles. Michigan last year finished No. 2 in the 247Sports Composite rankings led by a pair of five-stars in Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate.
Michigan may not be done making moves, either. With Houstan and Diabate serving as potential one-and-done candidates, the staff is positioned to reload in the frontcourt with commitments from center Tarris Reed and power forward Gregg Glenn. Four-star power forward Eric Bailey, a teammate of Jett's at IMG Academy, is also considering Michigan.