Jared Wangler, a 3-star safety from Warren, Mich. has officially become a Michigan man, though the Maize and Blue has been in his blood since birth.
Wangler, from De La Salle Collegiate High School, is the son of former Michigan signal-caller John Wangler. The elder Wangler played for Michigan from 1977 to to 1980.
Jared, took to twitter to announce his decommitment from Penn State:
After talking it over with my family and coaches, I've decided that I am decommitting from Penn State.— Jared Wangler (@Jwangles2) August 9, 2013
He then followed that up by committing to team 135.
The Wangler legacy is strong at Michigan, as Jared's father isn't the only one in the family that's connected to the Wolverines. Jared's brother, Jack Wangler, was a preferred walk-on commitment in 2013. He also went to De La Salle high school, and it's worth noting that 2013 star quarterback recruit Shane Morris is an alumnus as well.
It appears as if Michigan has quite the pipeline going for it in De La Salle, and the same could be said of the Wangler family.
Wangler committed to Penn State on May 10, but Michigan made him an offer a few months later that was obviously hard to refuse. The Wolverines offered on August 3, and the safety took a visit on August 8. Note: All according to Wangler's 247Sports timeline.
Here's what he had to say about the offer, according to Tim Sullivan of the Detroit Free Press on August 7: “I have grown up with Michigan and always been a Michigan fan since I was a little kid,” Wangler said. “It’s definitely something I am going to consider, but as of right now, I have not made any decisions.”
Today, that decision has been made.
Wangler is the No. 14 player from the state of Michigan, per the 247Sports composite.