RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Wilton Speight missed his junior year of football with a collarbone injury, the most important year for a player's recruiting. To make sure he got the most looks from colleges that he could get, Speight went through a process to re-classify himself, allowing him to repeat his junior season, and it's paid off.
Speight has verbally committed to Michigan, where he becomes the first member of the Wolverines' Class of 2014. He'll head to Ann Arbor to play quarterback, and says he could see time on the field as soon as his freshman or sophomore season.
The junior was impressed with the coaching staff at Michigan and that's a big part of what made it the right fit for him. With the decision behind him, he'll now set his sites on a state championship during his senior year at Collegiate.
Speight becomes the second Richmond-area football standout to commit to Michigan. Hermitage running back Derrick Green will head to Ann Arbor this fall.