Michigan coach Juwan Howard has been swinging for the fences on the recruiting trail.

After missing out on several top prospects to Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina, Howard finally connected.

Isaiah Todd, a five-star forward from Raleigh, North Carolina, announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Thursday, his 18th birthday.

He picked Michigan over his other finalist Kansas, which could face possible sanctions after receiving a notice of allegations — including three Level I violations, the most severe — from the NCAA last month, to become Howard's first pledge.