Alex Legion could have gone to any school he wanted. That's a fact. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Detroit Country Day School even visited schools on both coasts but when it came down to it, staying close to home made the most sense. The five-star prospect from the class of 2007 verbally committed to the University of Michigan on Tuesday afternoon.
Legion surprised the country when he made his decision to commit but the No. 15 player in the country decided he was ready to put the recruiting process behind and start preparing for the upcoming season.
"I got to see the academic side of it and Coach (Tommy) Amaker shared a few things with me as far as how I would fit in with the team," Legion told TheWolverine.com shortly after committing.
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"I noticed that the other colleges I went to like UCLA and Duke, they really didn't tell me how I would fit, they just told me how good I was and that I would be an asset to the team. Coach Amaker showed great interest in me, so today I decided to commit when I talked to my family and basketball coaches."
Legion is a huge get for the Wolverines, especially in a year with so much high-level talent in the state of Michigan. Amaker and his staff have been successful in the state, landing key recruits like Legion, Deshawn Sims and K'Len Morris in the last two years.