Four-star Florida forward commits to Michigan

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The Michigan basketball team appears to have completed one of its best classes in modern history, as four-star forward Colin Castleton has pledged to join the Wolverines.

Castleton, who had previously been favored to commit to Illinois, was visited by Michigan coach John Beilein Sept. 20, where he was told that he was going to be the Wolverines’ top priority at center. Just two days later, Castleton eliminated Xavier and Florida after visiting then cancelled visits to Florida State and Purdue, scheduling an official visit with Michigan instead and announcing a final two of Michigan and Illinois.

The Dayonta Beach native, ranked 116th in the 247Sports Composite, visited Ann Arbor this weekend, where he received a scholarship offer and was ultimately sold on the Wolverines.

Michigan now has five commitments in the 2018 class, and all five could conceivably play different positions. Detroit point guard David Dejulius and Lansing power forward Brandon Johns joined the class early on, while Canadian wing Ignas Brazdeikis, New York shooting guard Adrien Nunez and now Castleton have all committed in the past two weeks.

The class is ranked second in the 247Sports Team Rankings.

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