Happy Friday, and welcome to another Michigan Recruiting Roundup!
I hope you all had a good holiday, but now it’s time to dive back into some crootin’! On today’s roundup, we’ve got a hoops reminder and an interesting comparison made by Jim Harbaugh, so let’s get to it!
2020 four-star PF visiting this weekend
Juwan Howard is having quite the first year on the recruiting trail for the Wolverines. He has already reeled in a five-star and two four-star recruits in his first full class.
He is after a couple more guys in the 2020 class, and one of them will be on campus this weekend — four-star forward Terrance Williams, according to 247Sports’ Evan Daniels (FREE). He will see the Wolverines in action Sunday when they take on UMass Lowell.
The 6-foot-6, 215-pounder from Washington D.C. recently de-committed from Georgetown and opened up his recruitment. He plans on taking several visits, but the only one planned so far is his trip this weekend to Ann Arbor.
He also told 247Sports that he took notice when the Wolverines got a commitment last week from four-star center Hunter Dickinson. In fact, the 7-foot-2 center is already putting in work on the recruiting trail.
“As soon as he committed, I commented, ‘yes sir, bro,’ So he commented and said, ‘you next’ and then he texted me and said ‘you next, we need you,’ Williams said.
Despite de-committing from Georgetown, Williams admitted he is still considering them. He is also considering UCLA, Notre Dame and Miami (FL).
Williams is the No. 83 overall player in his class, per 247Sports’ composite.
Harbaugh recaps 2020 class, comps S to Troy Polamalu
In case you missed it, a new episode of “Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs’ Podcast” was released on Christmas Eve. In that episode, Harbaugh broke down the kids who signed their LOI during the early signing period this year.
If you don’t have time to listen to the whole one-hour show, you can just read our breakdown of the episode right here. But I just have to talk about one of the comparisons Harbaugh made in the episode — four-star safety Jordan Morant to future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu.
“Remember (Troy) Polamalu? Jordan Morant reminds me a lot of him,” Harbaugh said. “(He) has that Troy Polamalu factor. He’s got the instincts, good safety blitz, could line up anywhere.”
*Insert eyeball emoji here*
Imagine a defensive backfield of Daxton Hill and a guy like Polamalu. I am drooling just thinking about it.
I am excited, like Harbaugh, about the defensive players in the 2020 class for Michigan, particularly the defensive backs. I am not ready to make a comparison like that or start up some hype train, but I do believe the defensive backs in this class have a chance to be really good for Michigan.
Two EE’s turning heads early
Speaking of the 2020 class, a handful of the freshmen are already taking part in practices leading up to the Citrus Bowl. And according to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($), two of them in particular are impressing early on — running back Blake Corum and offensive lineman Zak Zinter.
“With Zinter, I’m told his college-ready size and pure strength have caught the eyes of several,” Marich wrote.
And in regards to Corum, Marich wrote: “I’ve also been told his speed has been on display and will be perfect in Josh Gattis’ ‘Speed in Space’ offense. He also has shown the ability to be very (elusive) and can make guys miss.”
This is certainly good to hear, especially considering they’ve been with the team for about a week now. In my opinion, Corum is bound to burn his redshirt. Zinter, meanwhile, will likely get a redshirt season to get acclimated to the college game. With both Michael Onwenu and Ben Bredeson graduating, I could see Zinter getting garbage time experience next year, but maintaining his redshirt.
That’s all for this week! Stay tuned for more recruiting news on Maize n Brew.