GoBlueWolverine is reporting that PA DE/LB Jordan Paskorz has pledged his word to become a Michigan Wolverine. Paskorz stands 6-4, 225 pounds, and hails from Hampton High School in Alliison Park, Pennsylvania. He is the 11th commitment in Michigan’s class of 2010.
Paskorz has always been a slightly under-the-radar type, but Sam Webb reported on WTKA a few weeks ago that the Wolverines had offered, and Jordan was favoring Michigan. Paskorz’s older brother, Steve, is a linebacker for Notre Dame, but that didn’t prevent Jordan from making the right choice and picking Michigan. He made the official commitment today in Ann Arbor, where he was unofficially visiting. He had always planned to commit before his senior season, but most Michigan fans were surprised that he committed to the Wolverines this early. He picked the Maize-and-Blue over West Virginia and Pittsburgh.
Paskorz is something of a tweener, and he could likely play either defensive end or linebacker in college, though a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.9 might mean he’s destined for the defensive line. Both Scout and Rivals list him as a 3-star defensive end prospect,though Rivals does point out that he’s a weakside – or pass-rushing – DE. In order to play defensive end in college, he’ll almost certainly have to add some weight by the time he eventually hits the field. Despite not that much mass, he is indeed a strong football player, excelling in the shotput in high school track and field. With Michigan adding a pair of defensive ends in the class of 2009, Jordan will hopefully be able top redshirt to add strength and technique to his game. Recruiting guru Jim Stefani actually has Paskorz ranked the #2 tight end in the class of 2010, behind only IL TE CJ Fiedorowicz.