clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines Favored By 2017 Defensive Back

In this edition, find out which highly touted 2016 Peach State cornerback has high interest in Michigan.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Meshael Custis Leaning Toward U-M

What's attracting high school football players to Michigan is how the coaching staff is recruiting.

Take Custis for example. The No. 39 cornerback in the country discussed his latest interaction with defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin on Custis said that Durkin treats him like a son, more than just a football player.

"He's not overbearing and doesn't hit me up all the time," Custis said. "He'll hit me up in the morning and just say 'Have a good day at school,' or whatever. He tells me encouraging stuff. It's just cool."

The love for Durkin, head coach Jim Harbaugh, the athletic facilities and the school in general has bumped Michigan to co-leaders for Custis with Clemson.

There are plans in the making for Custis to visit Ann Arbor the day of the Ohio State game, but he hopes to travel up north sooner than that. Whatever day he arrives at Michigan will be his first time stepping foot on campus.

U-M In Line For Top Sunshine State Tight End

Naseir Upshur has taken his talents to Tallahassee after verbally committing to Florida State earlier this month. The possibility of the 2016 tight end flipping to Michigan is unlikely, which has opened up a spot for another recruit at the same position.

Jacob Mathis, the No. 9 ranked tight end in the country, will reportedly be visiting Ann Arbor for the Northwestern game. The chances of him committing to the Maize and Blue is strong, according to a 247Sports source, as he's very high on Michigan's recruiting board.

Mathis is also considering Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama.

Landon Dickerson Announces Top Six Schools

Dickerson plans on receiving an engineering degree once he graduates, and has favorable reviews about the program at Michigan.

Dickerson released his top six schools to on Thursday, telling the recruiting website his strong liking for Harbaugh.

Michigan will be in competition with Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech for the No. 4 nationally ranked offensive guard's services.