Big back Shallman pledges to U-M

Wyatt Shallman picked U-M over MSU and OSU. Tom Hauck for ESPN.com

Michigan has struck gold again, landing its second commit of the day with running back Wyatt Shallman (Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central). The first commitment came from offensive lineman Kyle Bosch as the coaching staff continues the success on offense.

Shallman has had an offer from Michigan for quite some time, and pulled the trigger while on campus Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect has been recruited as a defensive end and a running back, but Michigan plans to use him as a Mike Alstott-type back in the offense. The offense will transition to a traditional pro style once Denard Robinson departs, and Shallman is the kind of load back the coaches desire.

Shallman chose the Wolverines over offers from Michigan State, Ohio State and Cincinnati. He is the fifth commitment for the 2013 class, and the fourth committed prospect within the ESPNU 150 Watch List.