Two of the top of the defensive backs in the class of 2018 are twin brothers who play at the same high school. Now, they’re committing to go the same college together. On Thursday, DeSoto defensive backs German and Gemon Green announced their commitments to head north and play at Michigan.
— Gęrm2️⃣✖️ (@twin2_germ) April 20, 2017
— King Green (@GreenGemon) April 20, 2017
The Green twins chose Michigan over offers from other Division 1 programs across the country. German has offers from Houston, Tennessee, Oklahoma State and UTSA while Gemon had offers from all the aforementioned schools as well as Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor and TCU.
The commitments give Michigan seven commits in the Class of 2018. They are the first two Texans to commit to the Wolverines in the class and join Aledo offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga as the only Lone Star State natives who are heading to Ann Arbor. Filiaga signed with Michigan on National Signing Day in February. Prior to these three, Michigan did not have a single player from Texas on its roster.
Gemon was a key contributor for the defending Class 6A Division II state champions last season, finishing with 57 tackles, 25 pass deflections and two interceptions, earning him a first team all-district selection. His twin brother, German, missed all of last season due to a torn ACL.
With DeSoto losing a large senior class that saw 29 players sign, the Green brothers will be leaned on by head coach Todd Peterman and staff to pick up the lost production from the state championship team on defense. That said, the Eagles have plenty coming back in the defensive backfield with cornerback and Arkansas commit Byron Hanspard Jr., safety Jamal Brown, and cornerback Mike Gardner among others. With both of them healthy for their senior year, throwing against the Eagle secondary could prove to be a difficult task for any team who faces them.
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