After an outstanding performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5, and a thorough examination of his top schools, 5-star running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Va.) chose to become commitment No. 27 for the Michigan Wolverines' 2013 recruiting class (via Rivals).
Given the fact Michigan's rushing offense finished No. 43 in the nation last season (only averaging 183.8 yards per game), and three-time leading rusher Denard Robinson is out of eligibility, there is a wide open competition at running back in Ann Arbor.
Green will be one of the favorites to take over the starting job this season, and I expect the No. 8 overall prospect to get a substantial amount of carries as a reserve to start the season before rising to the top of the depth chart by mid-October.
Click ahead to read about the five reasons why Green will take over as Michigan's starting running back this year!
Note: All prospect rankings are courtesy of Rivals.com.