Free Press writers Jeff Seidel, Nick Baumgardner and Orion Sang react to Michigan’s eighth straight win, a 42-7 whopping of Penn State, Nov. 3, 2018.
Nick Baumgardner, Freep
Michigan football got some good news on the recruiting trail after the 42-7 win over Penn State.
Everett (Mass.) cornerback Mike Sainristil announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Sunday morning.
“I’m happy to announce that I have found my new home and the school I will be attending for the next four years,” Sainristil wrote. “This decision wasn’t easy but I promise it is best for my family and I! I am now committed to the University of Michigan.”
Sainristil is a 3-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite and the top-ranked recruit from Massachusetts.
He was previously committed to Virginia Tech, but backed off his pledge on Oct. 22.
According to 247Sports recruiting analyst Steve Lorenz, U-M has been after Sainristil for quite some time.
“He was up in July for the barbecue. We expected him to flip in July,” Lorenz said last week. “I think at the time it was a foregone conclusion. The mystery for me has been why didn’t he flip then. He’s a kid that they’ve always really liked on film.”
Sainristil, 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, projects as either a cornerback or receiver.
His commitment gives U-M 24 verbal commits in its 2019 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 9 in the nation and tops in the Big Ten.
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