Former 2023 Ohio State Commit George Washington III Flips to Michigan

By Griffin Strom on November 1, 2022 at 10:22 am
George Washington III

George Washington III is heading to Ann Arbor.

The four-star 2023 guard, ranked No. 76 in the country per the 247Sports composite, committed to Michigan Tuesday after decommitting from Ohio State on Sept. 5.

Washington was the first commit in Ohio State's 2023 class back in November 2021, and moved from Louisville to Dayton, Ohio, to play his senior season of high school basketball at Chaminade Julienne over the offseason. But on the Monday following his visit to campus for the Buckeye football team's season opener against Notre Dame, Washington announced he was reopening his recruitment.

Just a couple weeks later, highly-touted Minneapolis combo guard Taison Chatman filled the void left by Washington's decommittment when he pledged to Buckeye program as the fourth commit in Ohio State's class.

By the end of October, Washington cut his list of schools down to Dayton, Wake Forest, Michigan, Louisville and Virginia. Washington was fresh off of visits to both Wake Forest and Michigan before announcing he would join the Wolverines Tuesday.

Washington gives Michigan its second 2023 commit, although the Wolverines' class ranks just No. 33 in the country. Ohio State's 2023 class sits at No. 5 in the nation, with commitments from Chatman, Scotty Middleton, Devin Royal and Austin Parks.

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