Michigan Adds #20 Walters To Big Time 2023 Recruiting Class

Michigan Adds #20 Walters To Big Time 2023 Recruiting Class

Michigan picked up a commitment from Hayden Walters, the #20 recruit in the class of 2023.

May 12, 2022 by David Bray
Michigan Adds #20 Walters To Big Time 2023 Recruiting Class

Michigan didn't receive their first commitment for the class of 2023 until February when #15 Caden Horwath, #22 Beau Mantanona, and #38 Dylan Gilcher all committed within days of one another. In the last two weeks, the Wolverines have received a commitment from #21 Sergio Lemley, and today, #20 Hayden Walters announced his decision to join the squad with the following tweet.

At #20 in his class, Walters is an upper-weight prospect with tremendous potential. In the last year, he's been in the finals of Doc B and the Reno Tournament of Champions, finished third at Fargo and Super 32, and was fifth at Super 32. The three-time Oregon state champ's consistent success at national events suggests promise once he wears the Maize and Blue.

Hayden Walters' third Oregon state title

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While Michigan tends to recruit well in-state and in their area, they have also created a strong recruiting presence in the Northwest. Walters' Doc B finals opponent Rylan Rogers of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, will be heading to Michigan this summer, and Walters' former Crescent Valley teammate Chance Lamer has already been in Ann Arbor for a season.

Walters gives Michigan a strong, well-rounded group of recruits for 2023, and they still have time to build on this class. The top remaining recruit in the class of 2023 is #7 Jim Mullen, the second-ranked heavyweight in the nation. Mullen has taken an official visit to Michigan.