That did not take long. Almost exactly a week after receiving a scholarship offer from hometown Michigan, linebacker Jared Wangler has decommitted from Penn State, and has committed to the Wolverines.
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
2014 LB Jared Wangler (Warren, Mich.) has committed to Michigan: http://t.co/P63bbeM7tX
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) August 9, 2013
Jared committed to Penn State back in May, when it appeared he would not be getting a Michigan offer. The Wolverines were planning on taking just 3 linebackers in this class, and they apparently had higher profile targets. When Michigan opted to add a 4th, Wangler was their first call. The son of former Michigan quarterback John Wangler, and younger brother of current freshman walk on receiver Jack, unofficially visited Ann Arbor on Thursday, attending practice and then meeting with several Wolverine coaches afterwards.
The big question now for Bill O’Brien and Ron Vanderlinden is where do they go from here. Linebacker depth is already thin this year, and getting 2 in this 2014 recruiting class was almost a necessity. With Troy Reeder and Wangler in the fold, the staff had virtually stopped recruiting at linebacker, focusing their attention on the final slots in this class elsewhere. It seems very likely they will begin getting back in touch with earlier targets to gauge interest. The 2015 class is also very strong at linebacker, especially in PSU’s traditional recruiting areas, and the Lions are in good shape early on with several top players.
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