Juwan Howard and Michigan got their point guard of the 2021 class on Wednesday evening, as four-star Frankie Collins committed to them over Kansas, Auburn, USC and others. He made his announcement via Instagram.
Collins included Michigan in his top eight list last month, even though he did not have an offer from the program at the time. Not long after that, Howard and company extended the offer. And not much longer after that is when Collins announced when he would be making his commitment.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is the No. 9 point guard and No. 57 overall player in the class, per 247Sports’ composite. He is now Michigan’s highest ranked player in its 2021 class, which also features four-star wing Isaiah Barnes, four-star shooting guard Kobe Bufkin and three-star forward Will Tschetter.
At this point in the cycle, Michigan can go hard after the final highly-regarded targets left on the board, including five-star center Efton Reid, five-star center Charles Bediako, five-star guard Trevor Keels, five-star forward Harrison Ingram, and recently offered four-star forward Bryce Hopkins.
As I have said in a few previous stories, there is not a ton of tape out there on Collins, but he did put on a pretty good performance in this game.
The Wolverines now hold the No. 5 overall class in 2021, per 247Sports’ composite.