Juwan Howard just added a major recruit to his 2022 recruiting class, as four-star center Tarris Reed. Jr. committed to the Michigan Wolverines over other programs such as Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State, Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Kansas and many more.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pounder from St. Louis, Missouri was offered by Michigan back in April, and quickly got to Ann Arbor on an official visit in June. He also officially visited Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State during the month of June, so it seemed like he was focused on those main Big Ten schools for his recruitment.
Playing for Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis in 2020-21, Reed Jr. averaged 21.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in 24 games played. He collected a double-double in 17 of his 24 games. He also recently played for Mokan in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, and will be playing for Link Year Prep in Branson, Missouri his senior year.
This is a major recruiting win for the Wolverines. Reed Jr. was one of their top targets in the class following his official visit to campus earlier this summer. On top of that, they also beat several Big Ten schools in this recruitment, including MSU and OSU.
Now that Reed Jr. is locked in alongside four-star point guard Dug McDaniel — and essentially Jett Howard as well — the Wolverines can now go all out for the few remaining elite targets they have. And the nice thing is Reed Jr. is such a versatile player that they can continue to target some of the other talented big men in the class, including four-star Ernest Udeh Jr. and five-star Dereck Lively II.
Reed Jr. is the No. 2 player in the state of Missouri, No. 14 center and No. 71 overall player in the 2022 class, per 247Sports’ composite. Michigan’s class is now ranked No. 11 overall and No. 3 in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and Illinois.
Be sure to check out some highlights in the video below. Oh, and if there was ever a time to tweet at a recruit, today is his birthday, so go wish the newest Wolverine a happy birthday.