Michigan has offered 2019 four-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, who is the No. 1 prospect in his class.
Thibodeaux was told by his coach that Michigan had offered after his practice on Tuesday.
“I was flabbergasted,” he said. “I haven’t heard anything previously about Michigan having interest in me, so it was great.”
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound athlete from Dorsey High School in California has offers to play for Montana State, Utah, Washington State, USC, Tennessee, Miami (FL), UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona.
“There honestly isn't a leader,” Thibodeaux mentioned. “I can’t say I have anymore interest [in Michigan] than any other schools because I’m still new to the process.”
During the 2015 season, Thibodeaux played in three games, all which were in the playoffs, for Dorsey High School at the varsity level. He picked up nine sacks as a freshman. The 2019 superstar is setting a goal for 30 sacks for the entire 2016 season on varsity.
Thibodeaux is ranked as the 2019 No. 1 prospect, according to 247Sports. Trailing Thibodeaux in the rankings are Owen Pappoe (No. 2), Brian Williams (No. 3), Ishmael Sopsher (No. 4) and Noah Cain (No. 5).
“It would be great,” Thibodeaux said about possibly playing for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. “He is truly a legend and he has lots of great wisdom that he could pass down to me.”