INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Thursday, June 4, head coach Jim Harbaugh kicked off Michigan’s nine day, ten camp “Summer Swarm Tour” across the United States with a camp at Bishop Chatard High School. Michigan’s first stop on the tour proved to be a fruitful day as the Wolverines landed a commitment from three-star running back Kiante Enis, a prospect out of Winchester (Ind.) Community.
At 6’2” and 195 pounds, Enis is a very explosive, dynamic athlete that can make plays in space. Enis had a huge junior season in which the elusive speedster rushed for 3,159 yards and 49 touchdowns, giving him a total of 64 scores for his high school career.
Enis is also an accomplished basketball player and star on the track as well. In addition to his football and basketball recruitment, Enis has reportedly been clocked as running the 100-meter dash in 10.53 seconds.
The Michigan coaching staff, including running back coach Tyrone Wheatley, had the opportunity to work with Enis and 2016 quarterback commit Brandon Peters on Thursday as well.
Rated as the No. 35 running back in the country on 247sports.com, Enis held offers from ten Division I football programs including Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana and Cincinnati.
One week before committing to Michigan, Enis had the opportunity to visit Ann Arbor on an unofficial visit and he says this visit played a crucial role in his decision.
“After Saturday I kind of figured it out,” Enis told Anna Hickey of Scout.com. “After a week of thinking about it, I feel confident with my decision.”
Although Enis has been working the most at running back lately, the talented athlete will have the opportunity to see the field at multiple positions at Michigan depending on the current team need and his performance.
“They had me with the running backs today,” Enis said after the camp. “I know they said come in as a running back first, and then receiver second and after that secondary.”
With Enis in the fold, Michigan has 8 commitments, which slots the Wolverines at No. 25 in the nation. This is a number that is quickly growing, however, as the maize and blue added a pledge from four-star lineman Michael Onwenu on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Happy to announce I've just committed to the University Of Michigan 〽️
— Michael Onwenu (@_MXKEY) June 3, 2015
Onwenu has consistently placed among the top performers on both sides of the ball at camps this offseason. The 6’3”, 360-pound lineman was invited to Nike’s The Opening on the same day he committed to Michigan.
Earlier in the day, Onwenu announced that he would be participating in the Army All-American bowl game, solidifying what was a memorable day for the Cass Tech product.
Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class, which has adopted the monicker of the “Fab 25” as Harbaugh is targeting a class that stands 25 prospects deep, is slated to continue to grow as the camp tour progresses.
The next commitment may come as early as today as four-star all purpose Indianapolis Ben Davis back Chris Evans is announcing his commitment. Evans holds 12 offers, and Michigan is the heavy favorite to earn his commitment.
Evans plans to camp at Ohio State and Notre Dame later this offseason, and an offer from the Golden Domers may change the trajectory of his recruitment, but that is yet to be seen for the 5’11”, 186-pound athlete.