The Michigan Wolverines have expanded their 2021 recruiting board a bit at the point guard position by sending out an offer to Carter Whitt (Raleigh, North Carolina) on Wednesday evening. The four-star prospect is the No. 72 player in the class per the 247Sports Composite and has an offer sheet that features the likes of Alabama, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and more.
Excited to receive an offer from Michigan! pic.twitter.com/BwGDwHU2B2— Carter (@carterwhitt) July 30, 2020
Whitt has been a player that Michigan has shown interest in recently, but he was still waiting on an offer from the Wolverines. After the news earlier this week of Angelo Brizzi committing to Villanova, it stood to reason that head coach Juwan Howard and staff might be set to expand the board in search of a ball-handling point guard in this class.
Whitt fits that bill and then some, as he might be the best facilitator of any of the point guards currently still in the running to join this class. Five-star combo guard Jalen Warley is the prospect that leads the way on the 2021 wishlist with four-star Jaden Akins also in the running. Michigan seems to be in good position to make a serious push for Warley’s services, while others believe that Akins is eventually bound for Michigan State. It seems that Whitt can be placed squarely in contention for the spot, as well.
Whitt will be transferring to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his senior season, which should help him develop against stronger competition and also give him a chance to shine on a bigger stage. After watching a bit of his film and doing research after the offer came in, he looks to be the type of guy that can fill a stat sheet and is also a more than willing rebounder. Whitt’s court vision appears to be as good as almost any prospect in the class, which certainly makes him a fit for Michigan with the punch they are adding from the perimeter in this cycle.
Time will tell what happens where, but this offer puts Whitt into contention as someone to fill the point guard role in this class. They desperately need help there in this class and between Warley, Whitt and Akins, it seems as if Michigan is in a good spot to land a strong prospect.