Jon Runyan Jr. Commits to Michigan: Wolverines Land 2015 Legacy Recruit

Alex SimsCorrespondent IIIJune 25, 2013

Photo Credit: 247Sports
Photo Credit: 247Sports

Former Michigan great Jon Runyan is currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and on Tuesday morning, his son, Jon Runyan Jr., committed to playing in the Big House as a member of the Wolverines' 2015 recruiting class, as first reported by Steve Lorenz of

According to 247Sports, Runyan Jr. claimed just one offer from Michigan but had drawn interest from an impressive list of schools that included Arizona, Miami (Fla.) and Big Ten Conference rivals Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State.

However, the younger Runyan decided to end his recruitment early by following in his father's footsteps and becoming a Wolverine:

Proud to be a part of team 136 #GoBlue

— Jon Runyan Jr. (@Jon_Run1) June 25, 2013

As his tweet indicated, he'll be joining team No. 136 in Michigan's long history on the gridiron as a member of the 2015 class.

Runyan Sr. played at Michigan in the mid-'90s and went on to have a successful NFL career with the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles until his retirement in 2010.

From there, Runyan Sr. began his political career as a Representative of the 3rd Congressional District in the state of New Jersey, according to

Runyan Jr. is a native of Mount Laurel, N.J., but plays at St. Joseph Preparatory in Philadelphia, Pa.

A 6'4", 250-pound offensive tackle, Runyan Jr. is currently rated No. 37 in the country at that position in the 247Sports composite ratings and is the No. 11 prospect in Pennsylvania.

Joining Andrew David, a kicker out of Massillon, Ohio, Runyan Jr. makes commitment No. 2 for Michigan's 2015 recruiting class.