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RB Norfleet switches to Michigan

2/1/2012

It seemed as though Michigan was putting its sole focus on a few remaining prospects to fill the 2012 class. While some names popped up here and there, one name that didn't seem to be on the radar at all was three-star running back Dennis Norfleet (Detroit/Martin Luther King).

That changed recently, however, and Norfleet was scheduled to fax his letter of intent to the Michigan coaching staff early on signing day.

This comes as a surprise because Norfleet is listed as a 5-foot-7, 170-pound running back, which goes against the grain of what the coaching staff has said it's looking for as it transitions to a pro-style offense under coordinator Al Borges. Norfleet is an electric back who could provide a change of pace out of the back field, or help in the return game.

Norfleet had previously been committed to Cincinnati and had offers from Michigan State and Tennessee.