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Michigan flips 4-star safety Ivan Taylor from Notre Dame

hunterby:Hunter Shelton07/08/24


Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange four-star safety Ivan Taylor has flipped his commitment from Notre Dame to Michigan.

Taylor, the son of former NFL cornerback Ike Taylor, was pledged to the Fighting Irish since Dec. 1, 2023. After logging an official visit to Ann Arbor in June, Taylor is now a headlining addition for Sherrone Moore and the Wolverines.

The 6-foot-0.5, 180-pounder is the No. 58 overall prospect and No. 6 safety in the 2025 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 8 player in Florida.

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Wolverines secondary coach Lamar Morgan led Michigan’s charge to flip Taylor. Getting a Notre Dame commit on campus is always a challenge, but U-M was able to show the elite defensive back he was a top priority for the Big Ten program.

Taylor becomes the second top-100 prospect to join Michigan’s 2025 class, flanking Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick four-star defensive lineman Nate Marshall. Montgomery Village (Md.) Gonzaga four-star safety Kainoa Winston is right on the outside, checking in at No. 101 overall.

Wolverines pushing for Top-10 recruiting class

The addition of Taylor provided Michigan with a major bump in the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings, as it made a five-spot jump and now checks in at No. 12 in the nation.

More good news could be on the way for the Wolverines, too. Center Valley (Pa.) Southern Lehigh top-100 tight end Andrew Olesh is set to announce his decision on Monday evening and U-M is trending heavily in the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM).

Michigan’s class now features 11 four-star commitments, including the likes of Savannah (Ga.) IMG Academy four-star running back Donovan Johnson, Palatine (Ill.) four-star defensive lineman Jaylen Williams and New Orleans Archbishop Shaw four-star wide receiver Jacob Washington.