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Michigan strikes again in 2013

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For the second day in a row, John Beilein and his staff at Michigan have landed a four-star prospect from the class of 2013.
Just over 24 hours after receiving a verbal pledge from shooting guard Zakarie Irvin, the Wolverines added point guard Derrick Walton.
A product of Chandler Park Academy, the Detroit native said that he'd been leaning to Michigan for some time.
"To be honest I always had Michigan at the top of my list," Walton told Rivals.com. "I just decided that now is the right time to do it and commit."
A speedy and athletic 6-foot point guard who can penetrate, set up others and knock down the open shot, Walton saw Michigan as a perfect fit.
"It was the coaching staff and the style of play," said Walton of his choice. "The way they play fits my game perfectly. I believe I'm a good shooter, a real good passer, a drive-and-kick guy and a hard-nosed defensive guy."
Currently ranked No. 88 nationally in the class of 2013, Walton hinted that the timing of the commitments from he and Irvin - who currently ranks No. 97 - was no coincident.
"Me and Zak are kind of cool," said Walton. "I think there was a lot of inside recruiting going on for us to pick Michigan at the same time."
Now that he's committed, Walton says that he's looking forward to working on his game. He might miss the recruiting game to an extent, but he's more excited to play with the knowledge that his college choice is done.
"I'm going to kind of miss the calls and recruiting," said Walton. " But, it feels good just knowing that I can go out and play with a good conscience and compete to win and not have to worry about picking a school."
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