2019 in-state defensive end Tyrece Woods is about as underrated a prospect as they come.
Ranked as a 2-star on 247Sports and not having a composite score, Woods attended the Best of the Midwest camp at Grand Valley and left an impression on the coaching staff.
Woods visited the campus Monday and received the offer from Jim Harbaugh himself.
“I sat in coach Harbaugh’s office and he told me that the staff loves me and that I had an offer,” Woods told Maize n Brew. “I think I put together a great performance (at Grand Valley). I was also named top 2019 defensive lineman (at the camp).”
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive end originally played high school football at Detroit King, but transferred to Belleville and will play there his senior year. Regardless of if he played at King or Belleville, Woods is all ears on listening to Michigan coaches.
“Very interested, they sit atop of my list now,” Woods said.
Despite Woods’ small height for the position, Michigan coaches are still recruiting him as a defensive end. And one of those coaches that Woods speaks to the most is defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“It’s a family environment, and with coach Brown, he’s very passionate and is a very energetic coach,” he said.
Other schools recruiting him hard include Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Northwestern, Iowa and Iowa State. While he admits he has “some interest” in Ohio State, he also said he does not have a lot of interest in the Spartans.
Woods plans on making the trip back to Ann Arbor for July’s BBQ at the Big House, as well as “most home games.” He hopes to make his commitment in mid-October.
“Just can’t wait to get back up there,” he said.