Michigan adds RB from its backyard 

November, 8, 2011
11/08/11
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Two-star running back Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) received a scholarship offer from the Wolverines Tuesday morning and immediately committed to play for his hometown school.

"Coach (Fred) Jackson called me and asked if he offered me a scholarship if I would take it, and I said of course," Johnson told ESPN's WolverineNation. "I'm positive that I would, and he said that he was offering me a full scholarship, and I was just like wow."

Eastern Michigan was the only other program to offer the 6-foot, 205-pound senior. However, Johnson is having a huge season. He's rushed for 2,757 yards and 37 touchdowns this fall.

The Wolverines now have 24 commitments for 2012. Their class is currently ranked No. 6 by ESPNU. Johnson is the first tailback pledge for Michigan. The nation's No. 3-rated fullback Sione Houma (Salt Lake City, Utah./Highlands) is also on board with the Maize and Blue.