Class of 2021 point guard Hunter Sallis has become the latest name to enter the recruiting picture for the Michigan Wolverines after the elite prospect announced a scholarship offer from the staff on Thursday night.
Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Michigan. pic.twitter.com/eclEjmeYYl— Hunter Sallis (@HunterSallis_) August 14, 2020
Sallis is a five-star prospect and the No. 19 overall player in the 2021 class, per the 247Sports Composite. He also comes in ranked as the country’s second-ranked combo guard. 247 lists five schools as “warm” in the Omaha, Nebraska native’s recruiting with those candidates being Gonzaga, Nebraska, Kansas, Louisville and North Carolina.
Sallis — listed at 6-foot-3, 165 pounds — is one of this class’ most explosive offensive prospects with an ability to score from the outside and get creative around the rim. Michigan has been making an effort to ballhandling guards that can fill up a stat sheet and this is a prospect that very much checks the boxes in that regard. His highlight film is one of the most fun that I’ve watched this cycle.
We will have to wait and see how much of a factor that Michigan becomes in his recruitment, but it further signal’s the program’s desire to add an impact ball-handling guard to the 2021 recruiting class. The options on the board have dwindled in recent weeks with five-star Jalen Warley (Florida State) and four-stars Angelo Brizzi (Villanova) and Jaden Akins (Michigan State) committing elsewhere.
Michigan’s other recent point guard offers include a pair of four-stars in Carter Whitt and Frankie Collins. For a look at the other prospects in the mix for the Wolverines, head over to our recruiting board.