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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Michigan lands second 2014 commit

By Tom VanHaaren

Michigan was all set up to have a quiet signing day for the 2013 class, with no surprises expected. That didn't mean there wouldn't be any news from the 2014 class, though.

And it came at the quarterback position.

Wilton Speight
Wilton Speight wasted no time in pledging to Michigan for 2014.
Wilton Speight (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School), only days after working out in front of Michigan wide receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski, has committed to Michigan.

The Wolverines had not offered a quarterback in the 2014 class but had told  Speight, David Cornwell (Norman, Okla./Norman North) and Michael O'Connor (Bradenton, Fla./IMG) to call the coaching staff on Wednesday to discuss their future with Michigan. Speight was scheduled to speak with the coaches first, was offered and pledged his commitment to the Wolverines.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound signal caller had started to pick up interest from Alabama, Tennessee and USC among others, but decided to end his recruitment early.

Speight is now the second commitment of the 2014 class for the Wolverines and the first offensive player to commit.